1986 European Tour

The 1986 European Tour was the 15th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.

The Order of Merit was won by Spain's Seve Ballesteros, who won six tournaments during the season.


The table below shows the 1986 European Tour schedule which was made up of 27 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Epson Grand Prix of Europe and the PLM Open, the return of the Scottish Open, and the loss of the Tunisian Open, the Glasgow Open and the GSI L'Equipe Open.

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

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
1013 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Jack Nicklaus (n/a) Unofficial money
1720 Apr Suze Open France South Africa John Bland (2)
2427 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain England Howard Clark (7)
14 May Italian Open Italy Northern Ireland David Feherty (1)
911 May Epson Grand Prix of Europe Match Play Championship Wales Sweden Ove Sellberg (1) New tournament
1618 May Peugeot Spanish Open Spain England Howard Clark (8)
2326 May Whyte & Mackay PGA Championship England Australia Rodger Davis (2)
29 May1 Jun London Standard Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity England Spain Antonio Garrido (5)
58 Jun Dunhill British Masters England Spain Seve Ballesteros (28)
1215 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Raymond Floyd (n/a) Unofficial money
1215 Jun Jersey Open Jersey England John Morgan (1)
1922 Jun Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Spain Seve Ballesteros (29)
2528 Jun Johnnie Walker Monte Carlo Open Monaco Spain Seve Ballesteros (30)
37 Jul Peugeot Open de France France Spain Seve Ballesteros (31)
912 July Car Care Plan International England Wales Mark Mouland (1)
1720 Jul The Open Championship Scotland Australia Greg Norman (10)
2427 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Spain Seve Ballesteros (32)
31 Jul3 Aug Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden New Zealand Greg Turner (1)
710 Aug U.S. PGA Championship United States United States Bob Tway (n/a) Unofficial money
710 Aug PLM Open Sweden Australia Peter Senior (1) New tournament
1417 Aug Benson and Hedges International Open England England Mark James (8)
2124 Aug Bell's Scottish Open England Northern Ireland David Feherty (2)
2831 Aug German Open West Germany West Germany Bernhard Langer (15)
47 Sept Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland Spain José María Olazábal (1)
1114 Sept Panasonic European Open England Australia Greg Norman (11)
1821 Sept Lawrence Batley International T.P.C. England Wales Ian Woosnam (4)
25 Oct Suntory World Match Play England Australia Greg Norman (n/a) Unofficial money
912 Oct Sanyo Open Spain Spain José María Olazábal (2)
1619 Oct Lancome Trophy France Spain Seve Ballesteros (33)
West Germany Bernhard Langer (16)
2326 Nov Portuguese Open Portugal Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (3)

Order of Merit

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling. In 1986 the minimum number of tournaments needed to qualify for the Order of Merit was increased from seven to nine.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 242,209
2 José María Olazábal  Spain 136,775
3 Howard Clark  England 121,903
4 Ian Woosnam  Wales 111,799
5 Gordon J. Brand  England 106,314
6 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 101,327
7 Rodger Davis  Australia 95,429
8 Anders Forsbrand  Sweden 84,706
9 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 80,336
10 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 78,639

See also


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

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