|Duration||19 March 1987– 8 November 1987|
|Number of official events||27|
|Most wins||4 – Ian Woosnam|
|Order of Merit||Ian Woosnam|
|Golfer of the Year||Ian Woosnam|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Peter Baker|
The Order of Merit was won by Wales' Ian Woosnam.
The table below shows the 1987 European Tour schedule which was made up of 27 tournaments counting for the Order of Merit, and several non-counting "Approved Special Events". There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Moroccan Open and the German Masters, the return of the Belgian Open, and the loss of the Car Care Plan International.
- The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names show the number of official career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. Totals are only shown for members of the European Tour and are inclusive of the three United States-based major championships since, although not official tour events at the time, they have been recognised as such retrospecively. Victories in "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.
- Tournament initially postponed and then later cancelled due to bad weather rendering the course unplayable.
Order of Merit
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|
|4||Gordon Brand Jnr||Scotland||147,787|
|5||Bernhard Langer||West Germany||141,394|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Ian Woosnam||Wales|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Peter Baker||England|
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