The European Tour is the highest level of professional golf in Europe. It is organised by the PGA European Tour and includes at least 42 events in 24 different countries.
With our TV Guide you can watch all the events of the European Tour live on TV.
The first editions took place from 1972 and consisted of 24 tournaments at that time. The tour was originally conceived as a purely European series of events, with the exception of the 4 majors Masters, US Open, The Open Championship and PGA Championship. The majors, three of which are held in the USA and one in Great Britain, are still an integral part today.
Over the years, however, the tour has spread all over the world, with the event in Tunisia in 1982 being the first non-major outside Europe. Alongside the PGA Tour in America, the European Tour has become the most prestigious series in golf.
The Race to Dubai
Since 2009, The Race to Dubai has been the official money ranking of the European Tour. As a rule, the top 110 players are eligible for the following season, which begins each November. The top 60 players on the ranking list also qualify for the final tournament, the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The last edition was won by Matthew Fitzpatrick from Sheffield. It was already his second win after 2016.
The current top 10 The Race to Dubai:
1. HORSCHEL, Billy
2. HATTON, Tyrrell (England)
3. MORIKAWA, Collin
4. SCRIVENER, Jason
5. CASEY, Paul (England)
6. MCILROY, Rory (Northern Ireland)
7. HOVLAND, Viktor
8. PEREZ, Victor
9. ROZNER, Antoine
10. FLEETWOOD, Tommy (England)
The Spaniard Seve Ballesteros leads the ranking of winners of individual events with 50 victories. Englishman Nick Faldo, active from 1977 to 1994, is in fifth place with 27 victories. The top 5 are completed by Bernhard Langer (40 victories), Scot Colin Montgomerie (31 victories) and Welshman Ian Woosman (28).
Most recent English winners of the Race to Dubai were Tommy Fleetwood in 2017 and Lee Westwood in 2020. Both players are still active.
Lee Westwood: An English golf legend
Westwood had become the first golfer ever to win on the Tour in four different decades, when he claimed the first spot at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship 2020.
In total, he has won the The Race to Dubai three times (2000, 2009, 2020), being only one of six players who have achieved three or more victories. Moreover, he was the oldest winner at the age of 47 and the player with the greatest span between his first and last victory (20 years). In total, he managed win 25 events on the Tour. He was also awarded the European Tour Golfer of the Year, a prestigious award voted by the Association of Golf Writers and media, four times (1998, 2000, 2009, 2020). Moreover, he
The Rolex Series
Since 2017, the Rolex Series was introduced by the European Tour. It consists of selected events with higher prize funds than regular events from the Tour. The BMW PGA Championship, Open de France, Irish Open, Scottish Open, Italian Open, Turkish Airlines Open, Nedbank Golf Challenge, and the DP World Tour Championship are generally part of the Rolex Series. however, due to the corona pandemic some of the events were cancelled or relegated to normal events during the seasons 2020 and 2021. Next to the DP World Tour Championship, Fitzpatrick was also victorious at the Rolex Series 2020.
Watch European Tour on TV
Live golf on TV is one of the most viewed sports across the UK. Events of the European Tour can be watched regularly on Sky Sport. Follow our TV guide to make sure you don’t miss any golf live event. You can find more information on the Tour here.