2012 European Senior Tour

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2012 European Senior Tour season
Duration11 May 2012 (2012-05-11) – 9 December 2012 (2012-12-09)
Number of official events16
Most winsUnited States Tim Thelen (3)
Order of MeritEngland Roger Chapman
Rookie of the YearEngland Paul Wesselingh

The 2012 European Senior Tour was the 21st 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 2012 season.[1]

Date Tournament Host country Purse
Winner[a] Notes
13 May Mallorca Open Senior Spain 200,000 England Gary Wolstenholme (2)
27 May Senior PGA Championship United States US$2,000,000 England Roger Chapman (1) Senior major championship
3 Jun Benahavis Senior Masters Spain 200,000 England Gary Wolstenholme (3)
10 Jun ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship England £250,000 England Paul Wesselingh (1)
24 Jun Van Lanschot Senior Open Netherlands 250,000 Japan Masahiro Kuramoto (2)
1 Jul Berenberg Bank Masters Germany 400,000 United States Tim Thelen (1)
8 Jul Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open Switzerland 280,000 United States Tim Thelen (2)
15 Jul U.S. Senior Open United States US$2,600,000 England Roger Chapman (2) Senior major championship[b]
29 Jul The Senior Open Championship England US$2,000,000 United States Fred Couples (n/a) Senior major championship
19 Aug SSE Scottish Senior Open Scotland £250,000 Sweden Anders Forsbrand (1)
26 Aug Speedy Services Wales Senior Open Wales £250,000 England Barry Lane (4)
2 Sep Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters England £300,000 Republic of Ireland Des Smyth (5)
9 Sep Pon Senior Open Germany 400,000 Australia Terry Price (1) New tournament
23 Sep French Riviera Masters France 400,000 England David J. Russell (2)
11 Nov Fubon Senior Open Taiwan US$450,000 United States Tim Thelen (3)
9 Dec MCB Tour Championship Mauritius 400,000 South Africa David Frost (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 England Roger Chapman 356,751
2 England Barry Lane 284,636
3 United States Tim Thelen 251,772
4 Australia Peter Fowler 225,430
5 England Paul Wesselingh 191,663


Award Winner Ref.
Rookie of the Year England Paul Wesselingh [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. ^ "2012 Tournament schedule". European Tour. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  2. ^ "2012 Order of Merit". European Tour. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2023.
  3. ^ Keogh, Brian (19 December 2012). "Chapman: From victory over Harrington to Honorary Life Membership". Irish Golf Desk. Retrieved 17 November 2023. The 53 year old received the John Jacobs Trophy in Mauritius earlier this month for winning the 2012 European Senior Tour Order of Merit...
  4. ^ O'Reilly, Jake (27 June 2013). "Paul Wesselingh Named Senior Tour Rookie Of The Year". Today's Golfer. Retrieved 17 November 2023.

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