The Order of Merit was won by England's Peter Oosterhuis.
The table below shows the 1972 European Tour schedule which was made up of 20 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. The other tournaments were mostly held in England and Scotland.
*The three majors played in the United States were not official money events, but wins in them were retroactively made official.
Order of Merit
The PGA European Tour's money list was known as the "Order of Merit". It was based on a points system, which meant that some players could finish lower than others despite accumulating more prize money.
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|