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 36 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. 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, the BMW International Open and the Catalan Open, which replaced the Barcelona Open.
The numbers in parentheses after the winners' names show the number of career wins they had on the European Tour up to and including that event. This is only shown for members of the European Tour.
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|