European Tour - Golfer of the Year

Inaugurated in 1985

European Tour – Golfer of the Year

Decided by a judging panel drawn from all sectors of the golfing media – newspapers, magazines, radio and television – the award was inaugurated in 1985.
It should not be confused with the Association of Golf Writers Trophy, inaugurated in 1951.


European Tour – Golfer of the Year

YearPlayerNat.
2021
2020Lee WestwoodENG
2019Jon RahmESP
2018Francesco MolinariITA
2017Sergio GarcíaESP
2016Henrik Stenson (2)SWE
2015Rory McIlroy (3)NI
2014Rory McIlroy (2)NI
2013Henrik Stenson (1)SWE
2012Rory McIlroy (1)NI
2011Luke DonaldNI
2010Martin Kaymer & Graeme McDowellGER & NI
2009Lee Westwood (3)ENG
2008Pádraig Harrington (2)IRE
2007Pádraig Harrington (1)IRE
2006Paul CaseyENG
2005Michael CampbellNZL
2004Vijay SinghFJI
2003Ernie Els (2)RSA


European Tour – Golfer of the Year

2002Ernie Els (1)RSA
2001Retief GoosenRSA
2000Lee Westwood (2)ENG
1999Colin Montgomerie (4)SCO
1998Lee Westwood (1)ENG
1997Colin Montgomerie (3)SCO
1996Colin Montgomerie (2)SCO
1995Colin Montgomerie (1)SCO
1994Ernie Els (1)RSA
1993Bernhard Langer (2)GER NI
1992Nick Faldo (2)ENG
1991Seve Ballesteros (3)ESP
1990Nick Faldo (2)ENG
1989Nick Faldo (1)ENG
1988Seve Ballesteros (2)ESP
1987Ian WoosnamWAL
1986Seve Ballesteros (1)ESP
1985Bernhard Langer (1)GER

European Tour – Golfer of the Year