|Duration||15 February 1990– 24 November 1990|
|Number of official events||37|
|Most wins||3 – José María Olazábal, Ian Woosnam|
|Order of Merit||Ian Woosnam|
|Golfer of the Year||Nick Faldo|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Russell Claydon|
The table below shows the 1990 European Tour schedule which was made up of 37 tournaments counting for the Order of Merit, and seven non-counting "Approved Special Events". There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Atlantic Open, the Amex Med Open and the Austrian Open; and the promotion of the Murphy's Cup to full Order of Merit status.
Before the official schedule was announced the Tenerife Open was dropped, but later returned in place of the cancelled Catalan Open. In late February the Jersey Open was cancelled and replaced by a new tournament in Spain, the El Bosque Open,
- 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.
- Official World Golf Ranking "flagship" event status was granted to the European Tour for the first time in 1990, with the Volvo PGA Championship designated as the tour's flagship event.
Order of Merit
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|
|3||José María Olazábal||Spain||434,766|
|5||Ronan Rafferty||Northern Ireland||309,851|
|8||David Feherty||Northern Ireland||237,830|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Nick Faldo||England|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Russell Claydon||England|
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