1990 European Tour

The 1990 European Tour was the 19th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Wales' Ian Woosnam.


The table below shows the 1990 European Tour schedule which was made up of 38 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Atlantic Open, the Amex Med Open, the El Bosque Open and the Austrian Open, and the loss of the Catalan Open and the Jersey 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
1518 Feb Atlantic Open Portugal Scotland Stephen McAllister (1) New Tournament
2225 Feb Emirates Airlines Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy (4)
14 Mar Amex Med Open Spain Wales Ian Woosnam (13) New Tournament
811 Mar Open Renault de Baleares Spain Spain Seve Ballesteros (43)
1518 Mar Tenerife Open Spain Argentina Vicente Fernández (3)
2225 Mar Volvo Open di Firenze Italy Argentina Eduardo Romero (2)
29 Mar1 Apr AGF Open France Australia Brett Ogle (1)
58 Apr Masters Tournament United States England Nick Faldo (20) Unofficial money
58 Apr El Bosque Open Spain Fiji Vijay Singh (2) New Tournament
1316 Apr Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open France Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (9)
1922 Apr Cepsa Madrid Open Spain West Germany Bernhard Langer (22)
2629 Apr Peugeot Spanish Open Spain Australia Rodger Davis (4)
47 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Spain José María Olazábal (7)
1013 May Peugeot-Trends Belgian Open Belgium Sweden Ove Sellberg (3)
1720 May Lancia Martini Italian Open Italy England Richard Boxall (3)
2528 May Volvo PGA Championship England Australia Mike Harwood (3)
31 May3 Jun Dunhill British Masters England England Mark James (13)
710 Jun Scandinavian Enterprise Open Sweden United States Craig Stadler (n/a)
1417 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Hale Irwin (n/a) Unofficial money
1417 Jun Wang Four Stars England Australia Rodger Davis (5)
2124 Jun Carroll's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Spain José María Olazábal (8)
28 Jun1 Jul Peugeot Open de France France Republic of Ireland Philip Walton (1)
47 Jul Torras Monte Carlo Open Monaco Wales Ian Woosnam (14)
1114 July Bell's Scottish Open Scotland Wales Ian Woosnam (15)
1922 Jul The Open Championship Scotland England Nick Faldo (21)
2629 Jul KLM Dutch Open Netherlands Scotland Stephen McAllister (2)
25 Aug PLM Open Sweden Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty (4)
912 Aug U.S. PGA Championship United States Australia Wayne Grady (2) Unofficial money
912 Aug Murphy's Cup England Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone (2)
1619 Aug NM English Open England England Mark James (14)
2326 Aug Volvo German Open West Germany Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (10)
30 Aug2 Sept Ebel European Masters Swiss Open Switzerland Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty (5)
69 Sept Panasonic European Open England Australia Peter Senior (3)
1316 Sept Lancome Trophy France Spain José María Olazábal (9)
2023 Sept BMW International Open West Germany United States Paul Azinger (n/a)
2023 Sept Suntory World Match Play England Wales Ian Woosnam (n/a) Unofficial money
2730 Sept Epson Grand Prix of Europe Wales Wales Ian Woosnam (16)
47 Oct Mercedes German Masters Germany Scotland Sam Torrance (13)
1114 Oct Austrian Open Austria Germany Bernhard Langer (23) New tournament
1821 Oct Portuguese Open TPC Portugal England Michael McLean (1)
2528 Oct Volvo Masters Spain Australia Mike Harwood (4)

Order of Merit

The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Volvo Order of Merit". It was based on prize money earned during the season and calculated in Pound sterling.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money (£)
1 Ian Woosnam  Wales 574,166
2 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe 507,541
3 José María Olazábal  Spain 434,766
4 Bernhard Langer  Germany 320,450
5 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 309,851
6 Mike Harwood  Australia 280,084
7 Sam Torrance  Scotland 248,203
8 David Feherty  Northern Ireland 237,830
9 Rodger Davis  Australia 233,842
10 Mark James  England 229,742

See also


  1. 1 2 "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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