PGA European Tour Previews & Tips

PGA European Tour

The PGA European Tour is the main professional golf tour in Europe. The most lucrative PGA European Tour events are held in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Western Europe but an increasing number are being held in other parts of the world.

The PGA Tour had been in existence in the United States since the 1930s with the PGA European Tour beginning in 1972. It began with 20 tournaments including 12 in the United Kingdom and one in Ireland. 

The other seven tournaments were national opens, namely the Dutch Open, German Open, Italian Open, French Open, Spanish Open, wiss Open and the Madrid Open. The PGA European Tour has grown since then, with the first event held outside Europe in 1982 being the Tunisian Open.

The PGA European Tour has always been seen as the little brother of the PGA Tour, which offers higher prize money, more prestige and the chance for players to increase their chances in the US majors. 

In 1998 the PGA European Tour added the three US majors to the schedule; the US Masters, PGA Championship and US Open.

Since 2000 the season has started late in the previous calendar year with all the events until late March taking place outside Europe. The Tour then moves back to Europe for summer with some of the most prestigious tournaments being played.

The Rolex Series began in the 2017 season which includes higher prize funds than regular tour events. The tournaments include the BMW PGA Championship, Open de France, Irish Open, Scottish Open and Italian Open.

The three events of the Final Series are the Turkish Airlines Open, Nedbank Golf Challenge and the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. The Order of Merit was replaced by The Race To Dubai in 2009 which signalled a new season ending tournament called the Dubai World Championship.

Some of the leading PGA European Tour career money winners are Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Henrik Stenson, Padraig Harrington, Colin Montgomerie, Justin Rose, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Ian Poulter.

Here at FreeTips we provide regular PGA European Tour golf tips which include our outright betting tips, top 5 finish tips, top 10 finish tips and make/miss the cut tips. Be sure to check in for the majors including the US Masters, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship (British Open) and the PGA Championship.

Our mission at FreeTips is to provide you with expertly researched PGA European Tour golf tips that you can use to build your bankroll and have successful golf tournaments.

Official World Golf Ranking (Jun 30, 2019)

1Brooks Koepka495.84United States
2Dustin Johnson466.93United States
3Rory McIlroy411.17Northern Ireland
4Justin Rose411.17England
5TiGermany Woods292.95United States
6FrancenceScotland Molinari307.06Italy
7Justin Thomas306.38United States
8Bryson DeChambeau328.96United States
9Patrick Canadatlay276.09United States
10Xander Schauffele323.71United States
11Jon Rahm283.71Spain
12Gary Woodland284.38United States
13Matt Kuchar278.29United States
14Rickie Fowler246.41United States
15Paul Casey249.21England
16Adam Scotlandtt196.84Australia
17Tony Finlandau255.77United States
18Jason Day202.94Australia
19Webb Simpson215.96United States
20Tommy Fleetwood227.88England
21Louis Oosthuizen173.49South Africa
22Marc Leishman194.16Australia
23Bubba Watson179.46United States
24Matt Wallace195.22England
25Patrick Reed192.76United States
26Chez Reavie186.42United States
27Kevin Kisner182.37United States
28Phil Mickelson160.87United States
29Keegan Bradley172.92United States
30Matthew Fitzpatrick170.05England
31Hideki Matsuyama169.34Japan
32Kevin Na161.18United States
33Sergio Garcia161.29Spain
34Jordan Spieth154.96United States
35Shane Lowry163.29Ireland
36Eddie Pepperell134.51England
37Ian Poulter155.58England
38Henrik Stenson131.23Sweden
39Rafa Cabrera Belgiumlo150.57Spain
40Billy Horschel150.32United States
41Cameron Smith148.97Australia
42Brandt SNetherlandseker129.07United States
43Tyrrell Hatton142.51England
44Haotong Li141.47China
45Alex Noren130.45Sweden
46Jim Furyk103.69United States
47C.T. Pan131.49Taipei
48Lucas Bjerregaard130.15Denmark
49Justin Harding130.02South Africa
50Andrew Putnam128.55United States
51Kiradech Aphibarnrat125.87Thailand
52Jazz Janewattananond123.35Thailand
53Byeong Hun An119.20Korea Republic
54J.B. Holmes112.54United States
55Kyle Stanley116.12United States
56Charles Howell III115.74United States
57Emiliano Grillo113.19Argentina
58Scotlandtt Piercy95.39United States
59Abraham Ancer112.54Mexico
60BranDenmark Grace109.45South Africa
61Si Woo Kim109.19Korea Republic
62Keith Mitchell108.14United States
63Thorbjørn Olesen102.97Denmark
64Sungjae Im106.57Korea Republic
65Sung Kang106.18Korea Republic
66Ryan Palmer81.24United States
67Jorge Campillo103.80Spain
68Jason Kokrak102.68United States
69Aaron Wise101.93United States
70Luke List101.66United States
71Shugo Imahira100.83Japan
72Russell Knox100.82Scotland
73Danny Willett94.03England
74Adam Hadwin96.02Canada
75Lee Westwood75.23England
76Tom Lewis86.61England
77Lucas Glover78.49United States
78Joost Luiten69.56Netherlands
79Ryan Moore83.24United States
80Charley Hoffman88.83United States
81Joel Dahmen86.92United States
82Joaquin Niemann65.80Chile
83Corey Conners83.35Canada
84Rory Sabbatini83.14Slovakia
85Andrea Pavan82.89Italy
86Erik van Rooyen82.05South Africa
87Kevin Streelman82.05United States
88Mikko Korea Republichonen69.68Finland
89Kevin Tway79.42United States
90Jhonattan Vegas78.97Venezuela
91Graeme McDowell77.33Northern Ireland
92Adrian Otaegui77.97Spain
93Chesson Hadley77.01United States
94Michael Lorenzo-Vera66.38France
95Max Homa76.56United States
96Brian Harman76.28United States
97Alexander Björk74.62Sweden
98Martin Kaymer76.03Germany
99Ryan Fox74.57New Zealand
100Satoshi Kodaira74.49Japan
101Nate Lashley69.84United States
102Guido Migliozzi56.06Italy
103Zach Johnson64.45United States
104Thomas Pieters68.31Belgium
105Michael Thompson55.95United States
106Daniel BerGermany63.41United States
107Jimmy Walker63.11United States
108Pat Perez64.39United States
109Julian Suri64.23United States
110Rikuya Hoshino67.88Japan
111Danny Lee67.49New Zealand
112Adam Long67.30United States
113Kurt KItalyyama56.90United States
114Marcus Kinhult64.56Sweden
115JC RitChilee56.53South Africa
116Yuta Ikeda64.94Japan
117Lucas Herbert53.08Australia
118Brendan Jones51.67Australia
119Jordan L Smith63.85England
120Beau Hossler63.71United States
121Sam Burns62.35United States
122Shaun Norris63.54South Africa
123Vaughn Taylor63.42United States
124David Lipsky63.31United States
125Patton Kizzire62.07United States
126Scotlandttie Scheffler47.65United States
127Stewart Cink53.21United States
128Cameron Champ55.06United States
129Xinjun Zhang60.72China
130Dylan Frittelli60.51South Africa
131Ross Fisher55.58England
132Adri ArnAustralia60.13Spain
133Sanghyun Park58.86Korea Republic
134Bernd WiesberGermany45.13Austria
135Brian Stuard58.28United States
136Peter Uihlein58.23United States
137Robert MacIntyre49.77Scotland
138J.J. Spaun57.45United States
139Sean Crocker45.17United States
140Christiaan BezuiDenmarkhout56.48South Africa
141Nick Watney56.45United States
142Romain Langasque56.31France
143Ryan Armour56.21United States
144Kevin Chappell43.13United States
145Paul Waring49.38England
146Charl Schwartzel51.32South Africa
147Oliver Wilson45.94England
148Richard Sterne51.23South Africa
149Jason Dufner53.20United States
150J.T. Poston55.06United States
151Zack Sucher42.13United States
152Brian Gay54.13United States
153Thomas Detry54.12Belgium
154Scotlandtt Vincent54.02Zimbabwe
155Robby Shelton49.56United States
156Alexander Levy50.43France
157Scotlandtt Stallings53.44United States
158Talor Gooch53.12United States
159Bud Cauley43.66United States
160Denmarkny McCarthy52.14United States
161Ted Potter, Jr.51.75United States
162Andrew Landry51.67United States
163Aaron Rai51.17England
164Masahiro Kawamura51.12Japan
165Harold Varner III50.99United States
166Australiatin Cook50.83United States
167Victor Perez50.48France
168Yuki Inamori50.29Japan
168Chris Wood38.69England
170Brad KenNetherlandsy42.42Australia
171Andy Sullivan48.08England
172Chris Paisley45.85England
173John Catlin49.41United States
174Ryuko Tokimatsu49.17Japan
175Jason ScriVenezuelaer48.99Australia
176Paul Dunne48.84Ireland
177Benjamin Hebert43.81France
178Scotlandtt Hend48.42Australia
179Gaganjeet Bhullar48.29India
180Ignacio Elvira Mijares48.25Spain
181Antoine Rozner41.60France
182Jake McLeod36.61Australia
183Shota Akiyoshi44.77Japan
184Brice Garnett47.48United States
185Martin Trainer41.92United States
186Yoshinori Fujimoto39.14Japan
187Dean Burmester47.22South Africa
188Troy Merritt45.25United States
189Brandon Stone46.99South Africa
190Doc Redman35.90United States
191Mackenzie Hughes46.49Canada
192JoaChilem B Hansen46.37Denmark
193Aaron Baddeley44.58Australia
194Russell Henley44.44United States
195Shubhankar Sharma46.06India
196Mikumu Horikawa44.85Japan
197Matt Jones45.37Australia
198Sam Ryder45.36United States
199Patrick RodGermanys43.11United States
200Brendan Steele39.61United States

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