|Duration||23 February 1989– 19 November 1989|
|Number of official events||33|
|Most wins||3 – Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Mark James, Ronan Rafferty|
|Order of Merit||Ronan Rafferty|
|Golfer of the Year||Nick Faldo|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Paul Broadhurst|
The Order of Merit was won by Northern Ireland's Ronan Rafferty.
The table below shows the 1989 European Tour schedule which was made up of 33 tournaments counting for the Order of Merit, and ten non-counting "Approved Special Events". There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Tenerife Open, the Dubai Desert Classic, the Volvo Open Championship, the Murphy's Cup (an approved special event), the BMW International Open and the Catalan Open, which replaced the cancelled Barcelona Open. A renewal of the Europcar Cup, a team event which debuted in 1988, was planned but was ultimately cancelled.
- 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.
Order of Merit
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|
|1||Ronan Rafferty||Northern Ireland||400,311|
|2||José María Olazábal||Spain||336,239|
|7||Bernhard Langer||West Germany||205,195|
|10||David Feherty||Northern Ireland||178,167|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Nick Faldo||England|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Paul Broadhurst||England|
- "Tour History". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 21 June 2013.
- "Rich pickings on the European Tour". Aberdeen Press and Journal. 18 October 1988. p. 14. Retrieved 28 April 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Sport in short | Fixtures | Golf". Sandwell Evening Mail. 1 February 1989. p. 39. Retrieved 28 April 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- "Events | European Tour | 1989". Official World Golf Ranking. Retrieved 26 April 2020.