History

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.

Year
Player
Nat.
2018
Francesco Molinari
ITA
2017
Sergio García
ESP
2016
Henrik Stenson (2)
SWE
2015
Rory McIlroy (3)
NI
2014
Rory McIlroy (2)
NI
2013
Henrik Stenson (1)
SWE
2012
Rory McIlroy (1)
NI
2011
Luke Donald
NI
2010
Martin Kaymer & Graeme McDowell
GER & NI
2009
Lee Westwood (3)
ENG
2008
Pádraig Harrington (2)
IRE
2007
Pádraig Harrington (1)
IRE
2006
Paul Casey
ENG
2005
Michael Campbell
NZL
2004
Vijay Singh
FJI
2003
Ernie Els (2)
RSA
2002
Ernie Els (1)
RSA
2001
Retief Goosen
RSA
2000
Lee Westwood (2)
ENG
1999
Colin Montgomerie (4)
SCO
1998
Lee Westwood (1)
ENG
1997
Colin Montgomerie (3)
SCO
1996
Colin Montgomerie (2)
SCO
1995
Colin Montgomerie (1)
SCO
1994
Ernie Els (1)
RSA
1993
Bernhard Langer (2)
GER NI
1992
Nick Faldo (2)
ENG
1991
Seve Ballesteros (3)
ESP
1990
Nick Faldo (2)
ENG
1989
Nick Faldo (1)
ENG
1988
Seve Ballesteros (2)
ESP
1987
Ian Woosnam
WAL
1986
Seve Ballesteros (1)
ESP
1985
Bernhard Langer (1)
GER