The 2001 European Tour was the 30th official season of golf tournaments known as the PGA European Tour.[1]

The Order of Merit was won by South Africa's Retief Goosen.


The table below shows the 2001 European Tour schedule which was made up of 47 regular tournaments, which included the four major championships and the World Golf Championships. 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.

There were several changes from the previous season, with the Dunhill Links Championship replacing the Dunhill Cup, the Open de Madrid replacing the Turespana Masters, the Standard Life Loch Lomond being rebranded as the revived Scottish Open, the addition the Caltex Singapore Masters, the Argentine Open and the São Paulo Brazil Open, the return of the Cannes Open replacing the originally scheduled Estoril Open, and the loss of both Brazilian 500 year anniversary tournaments and the Belgian Open.

Terrorist attacks in the United States on 11 September led to changes on the tour schedule with the WGC-American Express Championship being cancelled and the Ryder Cup matches at The Belfry being postponed until 2002. The Estoril Open was also cancelled in the wake of the attacks due to security concerns by the tournaments main sponsors.

Dates Tournament Host country Winner Notes
16–19 Nov Johnnie Walker Classic Thailand United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
3–7 Jan WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Australia United States Steve Stricker (n/a)
18–21 Jan Alfred Dunhill Championship South Africa Australia Adam Scott (1)
25–28 Jan Mercedes-Benz South African Open South Africa Zimbabwe Mark McNulty (16)
1–4 Feb Heineken Classic Australia New Zealand Michael Campbell (4)
8–11 Feb Greg Norman Holden International Australia Australia Aaron Baddeley (1)
15–18 Feb Carlsberg Malaysian Open Malaysia Fiji Vijay Singh (10)
22–25 Feb Caltex Singapore Masters Singapore Fiji Vijay Singh (11) New tournament
1–4 Mar Dubai Desert Classic United Arab Emirates Denmark Thomas Bjørn (6)
8–11 Mar Qatar Masters Qatar Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone (6)
15–18 Mar Madeira Island Open Portugal Republic of Ireland Des Smyth (8)
22–25 Mar São Paulo Brazil Open Brazil South Africa Darren Fichardt (1) New tournament
29 Mar – 1 Apr Open de Argentina Argentina Argentina Ángel Cabrera (1) New tournament
5–8 Apr Masters Tournament United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
12–15 Apr Moroccan Open Morocco England Ian Poulter (2)
19–22 Apr Via Digital Open de España Spain Sweden Robert Karlsson (4)
26–29 Apr Algarve Open de Portugal Portugal Wales Phillip Price (2)
3–6 May Novotel Perrier Open de France France Spain José María Olazábal (21)
10–13 May Benson and Hedges International Open England Sweden Henrik Stenson (1)
17–20 May Deutsche Bank - SAP Open TPC of Europe Germany United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
25–28 May Volvo PGA Championship England Scotland Andrew Oldcorn (3)
31 May – 3 Jun Victor Chandler British Masters England France Thomas Levet (2)
7–10 Jun Compass Group English Open England Australia Peter O'Malley (3)
14–17 Jun U.S. Open United States South Africa Retief Goosen (5)
21–24 Jun Great North Open England Scotland Andrew Coltart (2)
28 Jun – 1 Jul Murphy's Irish Open Republic of Ireland Scotland Colin Montgomerie (25)
5–8 Jul Smurfit European Open Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland Darren Clarke (8)
12–15 Jul The Scottish Open at Loch Lomond Scotland South Africa Retief Goosen (6)
19–22 Jul The Open Championship England United States David Duval (n/a)
26–29 Jul TNT Dutch Open Netherlands Germany Bernhard Langer (40)
2–5 Aug Volvo Scandinavian Masters Sweden Scotland Colin Montgomerie (26)
9–12 Aug Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open Wales Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley (3)
16–19 Aug PGA Championship United States United States David Toms (n/a)
16–19 Aug North West of Ireland Open Republic of Ireland Germany Tobias Dier (1) Alternate to PGA Championship
23–26 Aug WGC-NEC Invitational United States United States Tiger Woods (n/a)
23–26 Aug Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship Scotland England Paul Casey (1) Alternate to WGC
30 Aug – 2 Sep BMW International Open Germany United States John Daly (3)
6–9 Sep Omega European Masters Switzerland Argentina Ricardo González (1)
13–16 Sep WGC-American Express Championship United States N/A Tournament cancelled due to 9/11
20–23 Sep Trophée Lancôme France Spain Sergio García (3)
28–30 Sep Ryder Cup England N/A Team event.
Postponed following 9/11
4–7 Oct Linde German Masters Germany Germany Bernhard Langer (41)
11–14 Oct Estoril Open Portugal N/A Alternate to World Match Play.
Cancelled following 9/11
11–14 Oct Cannes Open France Argentina Jorge Berendt (1) Alternate to World Match Play.
Replaced Estoril Open
11–14 Oct Cisco World Match Play Championship England Wales Ian Woosnam (n/a) Unofficial money
18–21 Oct Dunhill Links Championship Scotland Scotland Paul Lawrie (4) New tournament
25–28 Oct Telefonica Open de Madrid Spain South Africa Retief Goosen (7)
1–4 Nov Atlanet Italian Open Italy France Grégory Havret (1)
8–11 Nov Volvo Masters Andalucia Spain Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington (4)
15–18 Nov WGC-World Cup Japan  South Africa Team event.
Unofficial money

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 Euro.[1]

Position Player Country Prize money ()
1 Retief Goosen  South Africa 2,862,806
2 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 2,090,166
3 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 1,988,055
4 Ernie Els  South Africa 1,716,287
5 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 1,578,676
6 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 1,577,130
7 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 1,474,802
8 Paul McGinley  Ireland 1,464,434
9 Paul Lawrie  Scotland 1,428,831
10 Niclas Fasth  Sweden 1,224,588

See also


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

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