European Tour Yearly Order of Merit Leaders

Race to Dubai winnners (and previous money leaders) on European Tour

Colin Montgomerie offers applause at the 1993 Ryder Cup
Colin Montgomerie topped the European Tour money list a record 8 times. David Cannon/Getty Images

On the European Tour each year, golfers now compete for the title of Race to Dubai champion. The Race to Dubai is a season-long points chase in which, for most of the year, points are based one-to-one on prize money (every Euro won is worth one point). However, in the four-tournament season-ending "playoffs" the point value of each Euro is increased, so the final point total represents only a general approximation of money earned.

This points system replaced the European Tour money list beginning in 2013. Below we list both the new Race to Dubai points champions, and the previous Order of Merit (money list) champions.

Race to Dubai Winners on the European Tour

2017 - Tommy Fleetwood, 5,420,530 points
2016 - Henrik Stenson, 4,148,402
2015 - Rory McIlroy, 4,727,253 points
2014 - Rory McIlroy, 7,149,503 points
2013 - Henrik Stenson, 4,103,796 points

European Tour Order of Merit (Money List) Leaders

(£ - British pound; € - Euro)

2012 - Rory McIlroy, € 5,519,118
2011 - Luke Donald, € 5,323,400
2010 - Martin Kaymer, € 4,461,011
2009 - Lee Westwood, € 4,237,762
2008 - Robert Karlsson, € 2,732,748
2007 - Justin Rose, € 2,944,945
2006 - Padraid Harrington, € 2,489,337
2005 - Colin Montgomerie, € 2,794,223
2004 - Ernie Els, € 4,061,904.80
2003 - Ernie Els, € 2,975,374.43
2002 - Lee Westwood, € 3,125,147
2001 - Retief Goosen, € 2,862,806
2000 - Retief Goosen, € 2,360,127
1999 - Colin Montgomerie, € 1,822,880
1998 - Colin Montgomerie, £ 993,077
1997 - Colin Montgomerie, £ 798,947
1996 - Colin Montgomerie, £ 875,146
1995 - Colin Montgomerie, £ 835,051
1994 - Colin Montgomerie, £ 762,719
1993 - Colin Montgomerie, £ 613,682
1992 - Nick Faldo, £ 708,522
1991 - Seve Ballesteros, £ 545,353
1990 - Ian Woosnam, £ 574,166
1989 - Ronan Rafferty, £ 400,311
1988 - Seve Ballesteros, £ 451,559
1987 - Ian Woosnam, £ 253,717
1986 - Seve Ballesteros, £ 242,208
1985 - Sandy Lyle, £ 162,552
1984 - Bernhard Langer, £ 139,344
1983 - Nick Faldo, £ 119,416
1982 - Greg Norman, £ 66,405
1981 - Bernhard Langer, £ 81,036
1980 - Greg Norman, £ 74,828
1979 - Sandy Lyle, £ 49,232
1978 - Seve Ballesteros, £ 54,348
1977 - Seve Ballesteros, £ 46,435
1976 - Seve Ballesteros, £ 39,503
1975 - Dale Hayes, £ 20,507
1974 - Peter Oosterhuis, £ 32,127
1973 - Tony Jacklin, £ 24,839
1972 - Peter Oosterhuis, £ 18,525
1971 - Neil Coles, £ 10,479

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