Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Golfers With the Most European PGA Wins

In terms of European PGA Tour victories, the most successful golfers of all time are:
  1. Seve Ballesteros, 50 (1976-1995)
  2. Bernhard Langer, 42 (1980-2002)
  3. Tiger Woods, 37 (1997-2009)
  4. Colin Montgomerie, 31 (1989-2007)
  5. Ian Woosnam, 29 (1982-1997)
  6. Nick Faldo 30 (1977-1996)
  7. Ernie Els, 24 (1994-2007)
  8. José María Olazábal, 23 (1986-2005)
  9. Sam Torrance, 21 (1976-1998)
  10. Mark James, 18 (1978-1997)
  11. Lee Westwood, 18 (1996-2007)
  12. Sandy Lyle, 18 (1979-1992)
This list might not have the legends of golf that other lists have, but since the European Tour is only in existence since 1972, it could hardly compete with the much older US PGA Tour (founded in the 1930s).

Regardless, it sure does have a lot of the big names in golf (and European Ryder Cup Captains/Vice-Captains) from the last thirty years or so. Although they have a combined nineteen major victories between them, it's a shame than Monty hasn't contributed to that total (yet!). It's great to see Seve, a stalwart of the European Tour, on the top of the list. Four of the top ten still compete (six if you include the occasional Faldo/Langer appearance), so we'll be tracking them on Golf Predictor as they try to move up this list!

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