2019 European Senior Tour

The 2019 Staysure Tour was the 28th season of the European Senior Tour, the professional golf tour for men aged 50 and above operated by the PGA European Tour. The season was officially called the Staysure Tour after UK-based insurance company Staysure.

ScheduleEdit

The 2019 schedule consisted of 19 events.

The numbers in brackets after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Senior Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for players who are members of the tour.

Date Tournament Host country Winner Notes
6 Apr Jordan Mixed Open Jordan   José Cóceres (n/c)
Highest placed senior
Co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour and Ladies European Tour.
Points earned towards the Order of Merit based only
on other golfers from the European Senior Tour.
26 May KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship United States   Ken Tanigawa (n/a) Senior major championship
1 Jun Senior Italian Open Italy   Barry Lane (7)
9 Jun Arras Open Senior Hauts de France France   Peter Baker (1) New tournament
23 Jun Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship England   Jean-François Remésy (2) New tournament
30 Jun U.S. Senior Open United States   Steve Stricker (n/a) Senior major championship
7 Jul Swiss Seniors Open Switzerland   José Cóceres (1)
14 Jul European Tour Destinations Senior Classic Spain   José Manuel Carriles (1)
21 Jul WINSTONgolf Senior Open Germany   Clark Dennis (5)
28 Jul Senior Open Championship England   Bernhard Langer (7) Senior major championship
4 Aug Staysure PGA Seniors Championship England   Phillip Price (2)
18 Aug Scottish Senior Open Scotland   Paul Lawrie (1)
1 Sep The Sinclair Invitational England   David Shacklady (2)
22 Sep Paris Legends Championship France   David Shacklady (3)
29 Sep Murhof Legends – Austrian Senior Open Austria   José Cóceres (2) New tournament
6 Oct Farmfoods European Senior Masters England   Thomas Levet (1)
1 Dec MCB Tour Championship – Madagascar Madagascar   Barry Lane (8) New tournament
7 Dec MCB Tour Championship – Seychelles Seychelles   Peter Fowler (7)
15 Dec MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius Mauritius   Jarmo Sandelin (1)

For the tour schedule on the European Senior Tour's website, including links to full results, click here.

Qualifying schoolEdit

The qualifying school was played in Portugal in late January 2019. There were two 36-hole "stage 1" events with the leading players in these events joining a number of exempt players in the 72-hole final stage. There were just five qualifying places available for the 2019 season.[1] There was a cut after 54 holes with players more than eight shots away from the fifth qualifying place not playing the final round.

The following five players gained their places on the 2019 tour:[2]

# Player Notes
1   Tim Thelen
2   José Manuel Carriles
3   Dan Olsen
4   André Bossert
T5   Stuart Little

Little beat Peter Wilson with a birdie at the second playoff hole.

Order of Merit leadersEdit

A points-based system was used instead of one based on prize money. Tournaments had different points values with the three majors carrying 10,000 points and the remaining 16 events carrying between 2,500 and 4,500 points.

Rank Player Country Points
1 Phillip Price   Wales 2887.8
2 James Kingston   South Africa 2526.2
3 David Shacklady   England 2196.4
4 Jean-François Remésy   France 2136.8
5 Peter Fowler   Australia 2131.5
6 Barry Lane   England 2123.7
7 José Cóceres   Argentina 2091.2
8 Paul Broadhurst   England 2020.0
9 Bernhard Langer   Germany 1954.9
10 Peter Baker   England 1661.3

There is a complete list on the official site here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Record number of entrants set for Staysure Tour Qualifying School". PGA European Tour.
  2. ^ "Thelen triumphs as five earn cards at Staysure Tour Q-School". PGA European Tour. 31 January 2019.

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