1996 European Tour

The 1996 European Tour was the 25th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.


The table below shows the 1996 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 Heineken Classic, the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the FNB Players Championship, the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge, the Loch Lomond World Invitational and the Oki Pro-Am, and the loss of the Turespana Open De Canaria, the Open Mediterrania, the Open de Baleares 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
2528 Jan Johnnie Walker Classic Singapore Wales Ian Woosnam (25)
14 Feb Heineken Classic Australia Wales Ian Woosnam (26) New Tournament
811 Feb Dimension Data Pro-Am South Africa Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (13) New Tournament
1518 Feb Alfred Dunhill South African PGA Championship South Africa Germany Sven Strüver (1)
2225 Feb FNB Players Championship South Africa South Africa Wayne Westner (2) New Tournament
29 Feb3 Mar Catalan Open Spain Scotland Paul Lawrie (1)
710 Mar Moroccan Open Morocco Sweden Peter Hedblom (1)
1417 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Scotland Colin Montgomerie (10)
2124 Mar Portuguese Open Portugal Australia Wayne Riley (2)
2831 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Sweden Jarmo Sandelin (2)
1114 Apr Masters Tournament United States England Nick Faldo (30) Unofficial money
1822 Apr Air France Cannes Open France Scotland Raymond Russell (1)
2528 Apr Turespana Masters Spain Spain Diego Borrego (1)
25 May Conte of Florence Italian Open Italy England Jim Payne (2)
912 May Peugeot Spanish Open Spain Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (1)
1619 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Ames (2)
2427 May Volvo PGA Championship England Italy Costantino Rocca (3)
30 Jun2 Jul Deutsche Bank Open TPC of Europe Germany New Zealand Frank Nobilo (5)
69 Jun Alamo English Open England Australia Robert Allenby (2)
1316 Jun U.S. Open United States United States Steve Jones (n/a) Unofficial money
1316 Jun Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge England South Africa Retief Goosen (1) New tournament
2023 Jun BMW International Open Germany France Marc Farry (1)
2730 Jun Peugeot Open de France France Australia Robert Allenby (3)
47 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Scotland Colin Montgomerie (11)
1013 Jul Scottish Open Scotland Wales Ian Woosnam (27)
1821 Jul The Open Championship England United States Tom Lehman (n/a)
2528 Jul Sun Microsystems Dutch Open Netherlands Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (14)
14 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden England Lee Westwood (1)
811 Aug U.S. PGA Championship United States United States Mark Brooks (n/a) Unofficial money
811 Aug Hohe Brucke Open Austria Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley (1)
1518 Aug Chemapol Trophy Czech Open Czech Republic England Jonathan Lomas (1)
2225 Aug Volvo German Open Germany Wales Ian Woosnam (28)
2831 Aug One 2 One British Masters England Australia Robert Allenby (4)
58 Sept Canon European Masters Switzerland Scotland Colin Montgomerie (12)
1215 Sept Trophée Lancôme France Sweden Jesper Parnevik (3)
1922 Sept Loch Lomond World Invitational Scotland Denmark Thomas Bjørn (1) New tournament
2629 Sept Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson (3)
36 Oct Linde German Masters Germany Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (2)
1013 Oct Oki Pro-Am Spain United States Tom Kite (n/a) New tournament
1720 Oct Toyota World Match Play Championship England South Africa Ernie Els (n/a) Unofficial money
2427 Oct Volvo Masters Spain Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (15)

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] but is now converted to Euro.

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,225,205
2 Ian Woosnam  Wales 910,594
3 Robert Allenby  Australia 745,001
4 Costantino Rocca  Italy 675,619
5 Mark McNulty  Ireland 649,386
6 Lee Westwood  England 600,171
7 Andrew Coltart  Scotland 484,311
8 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 461,714
9 Paul Broadhurst  England 420,510
10 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 409,470

See also


  1. 1 2 "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Archived from the original on 4 April 2010. Retrieved 21 June 2013.

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