1983 European Tour

The 1983 European Tour was the 12th 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 England's Nick Faldo, who won five tournaments during the season.


The table below shows the 1983 European Tour schedule which was made up of 28 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 Timex Open and the Glasgow Golf Classic, and the loss of the Welsh Golf Classic.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
1417 Apr Tunisian Open Tunisia England Mark James
2124 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain Scotland Sandy Lyle
28 Apr1 May Italian Open Italy West Germany Bernhard Langer
58 May Paco Rabanne Open de France France England Nick Faldo
1215 May Martini International England England Nick Faldo
1922 May Car Care Plan International England England Nick Faldo
2730 May Sun Alliance PGA Championship England Spain Seve Ballesteros
25 Jun Silk Cut Masters Wales Wales Ian Woosnam
812 Jun Jersey Open Jersey England Jeff Hall
1619 Jun Timex Open France Spain Manuel Ballesteros New tournament
2326 Jun Glasgow Golf Classic Scotland West Germany Bernhard Langer New tournament
30 Jun3 Jul Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden Scotland Sam Torrance
69 Jul State Express Classic England South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
1417 Jul The Open Championship England United States Tom Watson
2124 Jul Lawrence Batley International England England Nick Faldo
2831 Jul Lufthansa German Open West Germany United States Corey Pavin
46 Aug KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Scotland Ken Brown
1114 Aug Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Spain Seve Ballesteros
1821 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England South Africa John Bland
14 Sept Panasonic European Open England Japan Isao Aoki
811 Sept Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland England Nick Faldo
1518 Sept St. Mellion Timeshare TPC England West Germany Bernhard Langer
2225 Sept Bob Hope British Classic England Spain José Maria Cañizares
29 Sept2 Oct Lancome Trophy France Spain Seve Ballesteros
68 Oct Suntory World Match Play England Australia Greg Norman
2023 Oct Benson and Hedges Spanish Open Spain Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
2730 Oct Sanyo Open Spain Republic of Ireland Des Smyth
36 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal Scotland Sam Torrance

Official Money List

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Official Money List". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Nick Faldo  England 119,416
2 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 99,502
3 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 73,734
4 José Maria Cañizares  Spain 68,345
5 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 54,218
6 Sam Torrance  Scotland 50,381
7 Ken Brown  Scotland 44,350
8 Eamonn Darcy  Ireland 43,299
9 Ian Woosnam  Wales 43,000
10 Brian Waites  England 42,826

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