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The Staysure Tour is a professional tour, for male golfers aged 50 and over, run by the PGA European Tour. Formerly known as the European Senior Tour, UK-based insurance company Staysure became the first-ever title sponsors of the Tour in 2018.[1]

Staysure Tour
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2019 Staysure Tour
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FormerlyEuropean Senior Tour
SportGolf
Founded1992
CountriesBased in Europe.
Current schedule includes tournaments in the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Mauritius.
Most titlesTommy Horton (5 titles)
Official websitehttp://www.europeantour.com/staysuretour

HistoryEdit

The Tour was founded in 1992 after calls from 60 leading professionals five years after the first Senior Open Championship in 1987. The highest profile event in Europe is the Senior British Open Championship, which is co-sanctioned by PGA Tour Champions; this will be played on the Old Course at St Andrew for the first time in 2018. The European Tour co-sanctions the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open. Prize money in latter does not count towards the Order of Merit, but since 2007 the former has been an official money event.[2]

ScheduleEdit

The 2019 schedule consists of 21 events.

Past tour schedulesEdit

The table below summarises the development of the tour since 1999, which was the year that the euro became the currency of record for the tour. Individual tournaments have purses fixed in a mixture of British pounds, euros and U.S. dollars, so year on year changes in the total prize fund reflect exchange rate fluctuations as well as prize fund movements in constant currencies.

Year Tournaments Total purse (€)
2018 19
2017 15
2016 13
2015 12 12,030,299
2014 14 6,957,767
2013 16 5,089,169
2012 16 7,454,025
2011 22 8,971,738
2010 21 9,043,584
2009 16 7,045,769
2008 18 7,729,284
2007 19 8,305,947
2006 17 6,346,453
2005 21 7,019,820
2004 20 6,340,626
2003 20 6,041,828
2002 19 5,497,811
2001 20 6,539,844
2000 20 4,714,254
1999 17 3,266,041

Order of Merit winnersEdit

The winner of the Order of Merit is awarded the John Jacobs Trophy.[3][4]

Year Order of Merit leader Country Earnings ()
2018 Paul Broadhurst   England 547,793
2017 Clark Dennis   United States 222,055
2016 Paul Broadhurst   England 399,285
2015 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 679,147
2014 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 624,543
2013 Paul Wesselingh   England 311,644
2012 Roger Chapman   England 356,751
2011 Peter Fowler   Australia 302,327
2010 Boonchu Ruangkit   Thailand 266,609
2009 Sam Torrance   Scotland 170,696
2008 Ian Woosnam   Wales 320,120
2007 Carl Mason   England 412,376
2006 Sam Torrance   Scotland 347,525
2005 Sam Torrance   Scotland 277,421
2004 Carl Mason   England 354,743
2003 Carl Mason   England 350,242
2002 Seiji Ebihara   Japan 330,211
2001 Ian Stanley   Australia 287,025
2000 Noel Ratcliffe   Australia 163,167
1999 Tommy Horton   England 138,944
1998 Tommy Horton   England 178,719
1997 Tommy Horton   England 221,798
1996 Tommy Horton   England 186,473
1995 Brian Barnes   Scotland 89,068
1994 John Morgan   England 80,093
1993 Tommy Horton   England 79,709
1992 John Fourie   South Africa 66,998

Leading career money winnersEdit

The table below shows the top ten career money leaders on the European Senior Tour as of the end of the 2018 season.

Rank Player Country Earnings ()
1 Bernhard Langer   Germany 2,811,071
2 Carl Mason   England 2,757,126
3 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland 1,943,628
4 Nick Job   England 1,653,634
5 Peter Fowler   Australia 1,652,178
6 Barry Lane   England 1,571,534
7 Tom Watson   United States 1,570,663
8 Sam Torrance   Scotland 1,560,985
9 Tommy Horton   England 1,527,506
10 Bill Longmuir   Scotland 1,472,192

There is a full list that is updated after each tournament on the European Tour's website here.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Staysure to become first title sponsor of the European Senior Tour". PGA European Tour. 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Strong Seniors contingent head to the United States". PGA European Tour. 21 May 2007. Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 27 May 2007. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  3. ^ "John Jacobs Trophy winners". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014.
  4. ^ "European Senior Tour Order of Merit winners 1992 - 2015". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014.

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