This is a list of golfers who have won eight or more events on the European Tour since it was established in 1972. There are some complications in preparing such a list, and different publications have produced different numbers. This list is what the European Tour reports the victories being according to their own player guide.
The number of wins a player can accumulate on the European Tour depends in part on how many years he devotes to the tour. There have always been some leading European players or European Tour members from outside Europe who have gone on to play part or full time on the U.S.-based PGA Tour and cut back their commitments in Europe, and this seems to be an increasing trend.
Many of the players on the list have won many events on other tours and unofficial events. The numbers in the "Majors" column are the total number of major championships the player won in his career whether or not he was a member of the European Tour at the time. Players under 50 years of age are shown in bold.
This list is up to date through 14 March 2010.
|3||Tiger Woods||1975–||United States||38||14||1997–2009|
|7||Ernie Els||1969–||South Africa||25||3||1994–2010|
|8||José María Olazábal||1966–||Spain||23||2||1986–2005|
|T13||Miguel Ángel Jiménez||1964–||Spain||16||0||1992–2010|
|Mark McNulty||1953–||Zimbabwe/ Ireland||16||0||1979–2001|
|T15||Retief Goosen||1969–||South Africa||14||2||1996–2007|
|19||Darren Clarke||1968–||Northern Ireland||12||0||1993–2008|
|T29||Gordon Brand, Jnr||1958–||Scotland||8||0||1982–1993|
|Michael Campbell||1969–||New Zealand||8||1||2000–2005|
There are additional players who won eight or more tournaments on the pre-tour European circuit and the European Tour in the period straddling 1972 who are not included on the list.