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The European Senior Tour is a professional tour, for male golfers aged 50 and over, run by the PGA European Tour. Until 2009 it was known as the European Seniors Tour.

Contents

1 History 2 Schedule 3 Past tour schedules 4 Order of Merit winners 5 Leading career money winners 6 References 7 See also 8 External links

History[edit] The Tour was founded in 1992. In 2008 it had a total prize fund of €7,729,284, so it is much further behind the U.S.-based PGA Tour Champions in relative prize money than the main European Tour is behind the PGA Tour. The highest profile seniors event in Europe
Europe
is the Senior British Open Championship, which is co-sanctioned by PGA Tour Champions. The European Tour co-sanctions the Senior PGA Championship and the U.S. Senior Open. Prize money in latter does not count towards the Order of Merit, but since 2007 the former has been an official money event.[1] In 2018, the European Senior Tour was renamed the Staysure Tour after the British insurance company acquired the sponsorship rights. Schedule[edit] Main article: 2017 European Senior Tour The 2017 schedule included 15 events, although two of these were PGA Tour Champions tournaments in the United States. Of the remaining events, the Senior Open Championship
Senior Open Championship
is the most important and is regarded as a Senior major golf championship. The PGA Seniors Championship was a longest-standing event having been first played in 1957, but it has not been played since 2015. While the above events were contested over 72 holes, the remaining 12 tournaments were played over 54 holes. The schedule started with a tournament in Sharjah, was followed by 10 events in Europe,and finished with the MCB Tour Championship, played in Mauritius. Past tour schedules[edit] The table below summarises the development of the tour since 1999, which was the year that the euro became the currency of record for the tour. Individual tournaments have purses fixed in a mixture of British pounds, euros and U.S. dollars, so year on year changes in the total prize fund reflect exchange rate fluctuations as well as prize fund movements in constant currencies.

Year Tournaments Total purse (€)

2017 15

2016 13

2015 12 12,030,299

2014 14 6,957,767

2013 16 5,089,169

2012 16 7,454,025

2011 22 8,971,738

2010 21 9,043,584

2009 16 7,045,769

2008 18 7,729,284

2007 19 8,305,947

2006 17 6,346,453

2005 21 7,019,820

2004 20 6,340,626

2003 20 6,041,828

2002 19 5,497,811

2001 20 6,539,844

2000 20 4,714,254

1999 17 3,266,041

Order of Merit winners[edit] The winner of the Order of Merit is awarded the John Jacobs Trophy.[2][3]

Year Order of Merit leader Country Earnings (€)

2017 Clark Dennis  United States 222,055

2016 Paul Broadhurst  England 399,285

2015 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 679,147

2014 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 624,543

2013 Paul Wesselingh  England 311,644

2012 Roger Chapman  England 356,751

2011 Peter Fowler  Australia 302,327

2010 Boonchu Ruangkit  Thailand 266,609

2009 Sam Torrance  Scotland 170,696

2008 Ian Woosnam  Wales 320,120

2007 Carl Mason  England 412,376

2006 Sam Torrance  Scotland 347,525

2005 Sam Torrance  Scotland 277,421

2004 Carl Mason  England 354,743

2003 Carl Mason  England 350,242

2002 Seiji Ebihara  Japan 330,211

2001 Ian Stanley  Australia 287,025

2000 Noel Ratcliffe  Australia 163,167

1999 Tommy Horton  England 138,944

1998 Tommy Horton  England 178,719

1997 Tommy Horton  England 221,798

1996 Tommy Horton  England 186,473

1995 Brian Barnes  Scotland 89,068

1994 John Morgan  England 80,093

1993 Tommy Horton  England 79,709

1992 John Fourie  South Africa 66,998

Leading career money winners[edit] The table below shows the top ten career money leaders on the European Senior Tour as of the end of the 2017 season.

Rank Player Country Earnings (€)

1 Carl Mason  England 2,739,895

2 Bernhard Langer  Germany 2,631,830

3 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,776,395

4 Nick Job  England 1,639,876

5 Sam Torrance  Scotland 1,560,985

6 Tom Watson  United States 1,552,199

7 Tommy Horton  England 1,527,506

8 Bill Longmuir  Scotland 1,462,050

9 Peter Fowler  Australia 1,433,908

10 Barry Lane  England 1,431,746

There is a full list that is updated after each tournament on the European Tour's website here. References[edit]

^ Strong Seniors contingent head to the United States europeantour.com, 21 May 2007. ^ "John Jacobs Trophy winners". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014.  ^ " European Senior Tour Order of Merit winners 1992 - 2015". PGA European Tour. 14 October 2014. 

See also[edit]

List of golfers with most European Senior Tour wins

External links[edit]

Official website

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