1975 European Tour

The 1975 European Tour was the fourth official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour and organised by the Professional Golfers' Association.

The Order of Merit was won by South Africa's Dale Hayes.


The table below shows the 1975 European Tour schedule which was made up of 19 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England and Scotland. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Carroll's Irish Open, replacing the Carroll's International, and the Kerrygold International Classic, and the loss of the Penfold Tournament, the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament and the El Paraiso Open.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
811 Apr Portuguese Open Portugal United States Hal Underwood (1)
1013 Apr Masters Tournament* United States United States Jack Nicklaus (n/a)
1619 Apr Spanish Open Spain United States Arnold Palmer (n/a)
2326 Apr Madrid Open Spain Australia Bob Shearer (1)
14 May French Open France Scotland Brian Barnes (3)
710 May Piccadilly Medal England Australia Bob Shearer (2)
2326 May Penfold PGA Championship England United States Arnold Palmer (n/a)
1114 Jun Martini International England Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr (1)
Australia Ian Stanley (1)
1922 Jun U.S. Open* United States United States Lou Graham (n/a)
912 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Tom Watson (n/a)
1720 Jul Swiss Open Switzerland South Africa Dale Hayes (1)
2427 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden United States George Burns (1)
31 Jul3 Aug German Open West Germany England Maurice Bembridge (5)
710 Aug PGA Championship* United States United States Jack Nicklaus (n/a)
710 Aug Dutch Open Netherlands South Africa Hugh Baiocchi (2)
1316 Aug Benson & Hedges Festival England Argentina Vicente Fernández (1)
2831 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr (2) New tournament
36 Sept Sun Alliance Match Play Championship England Northern Ireland Eddie Polland (2)
1114 Sept Kerrygold International Classic Republic of Ireland United States George Burns (2) New tournament
2324 Sept Double Diamond Strokeplay Scotland England Peter Dawson (1)
14 Oct Dunlop Masters England Scotland Bernard Gallacher (3)
1619 Oct Italian Open Italy United States Billy Casper (n/a)

*The three majors played in the United States were not official money events, but wins in them were retroactively made official.

Order of Merit

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was based on a points system, which meant that some players could finish lower than others despite accumulating more prize money.

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Dale Hayes  South Africa 20,508
2 Bob Shearer  Australia 16,040
3 Eamonn Darcy  Ireland 14,846
4 Brian Barnes  Scotland 13,492
5 Bernard Gallacher  Scotland 12,040
6 Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 9,631
7 Christy O'Connor Jnr  Ireland 11,979
8 Jack Newton  Australia 16,394
9 Vicente Fernández  Argentina 10,109
10 Neil Coles  England 11,770

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