2010 European Senior Tour

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2010 European Senior Tour season
Duration11 December 2009 (2009-12-11) – 13 December 2010 (2010-12-13)
Number of official events21
Most winsThailand Boonchu Ruangkit (4)
Order of MeritThailand Boonchu Ruangkit
Rookie of the YearThailand Boonchu Ruangkit

The 2010 European Senior Tour was the 19th season of the European Senior Tour, the main professional golf tour in Europe for men aged 50 and over.


The following table lists official events during the 2010 season.[1]

Date Tournament Host country Purse
Winner[a] Notes
13 Dec Mauritius Commercial Bank Open Mauritius 230,000 England Kevin Spurgeon (1) New tournament
7 Mar Aberdeen Brunei Senior Masters Brunei US$400,000 Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit (1)
14 Mar Chang Thailand Senior Masters Thailand US$400,000 Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit (2) New tournament
28 Mar Berenberg Bank Masters South Africa 500,000 Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit (3) New tournament
14 May Handa Senior Masters England £400,000 Scotland Bill Longmuir (8) New tournament
30 May Senior PGA Championship United States US$2,000,000 United States Tom Lehman (n/a) Senior major championship
6 Jun Matrix Jersey Classic Jersey £135,000 Scotland Gordon Brand Jnr (1)
13 Jun Handa Irish Senior Open Ireland 250,000 France Marc Farry (1)
20 Jun Ryder Cup Wales Seniors Open Wales 600,000 South Africa John Bland (3)
27 Jun De Vere Collection PGA Seniors Championship England £250,000 England David J. Russell (1)
4 Jul Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open Switzerland 250,000 England Carl Mason (23)
11 Jul Van Lanschot Senior Open Netherlands 250,000 England George Ryall (1) New tournament
25 Jul The Senior Open Championship Scotland US$2,000,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (2) Senior major championship
1 Aug U.S. Senior Open United States US$2,600,000 Germany Bernhard Langer (3) Senior major championship[b]
22 Aug Cleveland Golf/Srixon Scottish Senior Open Scotland £250,000 England Barry Lane (1)
5 Sep Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters England £260,000 Republic of Ireland Des Smyth (3)
19 Sep Casa Serena Open Czech Republic 600,000 England Gary Wolstenholme (1)
11 Oct Cannes Mougins Masters France 250,000 France Marc Farry (2) New tournament
17 Oct Benahavis Senior Masters Spain 180,000 Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit (4) New tournament
24 Oct Sicilian Senior Open Italy 250,000 Spain Domingo Hospital (1) New tournament
7 Nov OKI Castellón Senior Tour Championship Spain 400,000 United States Mike Cunning (2) Tour Championship

Order of Merit[edit]

The Order of Merit was based on prize money won during the season, calculated in Euros.[2][3]

Position Player Prize money ()
1 Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit 266,609
2 South Africa Chris Williams 227,350
3 Paraguay Ángel Franco 217,308
4 Scotland Gordon Brand Jnr 197,017
5 England Carl Mason 190,008


Award Winner Ref.
Rookie of the Year Thailand Boonchu Ruangkit [4]


  1. ^ The number in brackets after each winner's name is the number of European Senior Tour events they had won up to and including that tournament. This information is only shown for European Senior Tour members.
  2. ^ Official win; unofficial money.


  1. ^ "2010 Tournament schedule". European Tour. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  2. ^ "2010 Order of Merit". European Tour. Archived from the original on 12 November 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  3. ^ "Knockout Performance". European Tour. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 17 November 2023. Never without a smile on his face, Ruangkit's relentless birdie charges came to define the 2010 season, as he succeeded two former Ryder Cup Captains, Ian Woosnam (2008) and Sam Torrance (2009) as recipient of the coveted John Jacobs Trophy with season earnings of €266,609.
  4. ^ Farquharson, Colin (3 December 2010). "Thai beats Oldcorn for European Seniors Tour Rookie of Year award". Scottish Golf View. Retrieved 17 November 2023.

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