1980 European Tour

The 1980 European Tour was the ninth 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 Scotland's Sandy Lyle.


The table below shows the 1980 European Tour schedule which was made up of 23 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England, Wales and Scotland. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Newcastle Brown "900" Open, the Merseyside International Open and the Bob Hope British Classic, and the loss of the British PGA Matchplay Championship, the Portuguese Open, the Belgian Open and the Lancome Trophy.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
1720 Apr Italian Open Italy Italy Massimo Mannelli
2427 Apr Madrid Open Spain Spain Seve Ballesteros
14 May Benson and Hedges Spanish Open Spain Northern Ireland Eddie Polland
811 May Paco Rabanne Open de France France Australia Greg Norman
1518 May Martini International England Spain Seve Ballesteros
2326 May Sun Alliance PGA Championship England England Nick Faldo
29 May1 Jun Avis Jersey Open Jersey Spain José Maria Cañizares
58 Jun Newcastle Brown "900" Open England Republic of Ireland Des Smyth New tournament
1922 Jun Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open England Republic of Ireland Des Smyth
2629 Jun Coral Welsh Classic Wales Scotland Sandy Lyle
36 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Australia Greg Norman
912 Jul Mazda Cars English Classic England Spain Manuel Piñero
1720 Jul The Open Championship Scotland United States Tom Watson
2427 Jul Dutch Open Netherlands Spain Seve Ballesteros
710 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England Australia Graham Marsh
1417 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland England Mark James
2124 Aug Braun German Open West Germany Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
2831 Aug Swiss Open Switzerland Zimbabwe Nick Price
47 Sept European Open England United States Tom Kite
1113 Sept Merseyside International Open England England Ian Mosey New tournament
2023 Sept Haig Whisky TPC England Scotland Bernard Gallacher
2528 Sept Bob Hope British Classic England Spain José Maria Cañizares New tournament
14 Oct Dunlop Masters Wales West Germany Bernhard Langer

Official Money List

In 1980, the PGA European Tour's money list was retitled as the "Official Money List" having previously been known as the "Order of Merit".[1] 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 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 66,060
2 Greg Norman  Australia 74,829
3 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 52,090
4 Nick Faldo  England 46,054
5 Brian Barnes  Scotland 38,598
6 Mark James  England 33,907
7 José Maria Cañizares  Spain 35,534
8 Ken Brown  Scotland 33,220
9 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 32,395
10 Des Smyth  Ireland 31,521

See also


  1. "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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