The Order of Merit was won by Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.
The table below shows the 1996 European Tour schedule which was made up of 38 tournaments, which included the major national opens around Europe. There were several changes from the previous season, with the addition of the Heineken Classic, the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the FNB Players Championship, the Slaley Hall Northumberland Challenge, the Loch Lomond World Invitational and the Oki Pro-Am, and the loss of the Turespana Open De Canaria, the Open Mediterrania, the Open de Baleares and the Jersey 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 (€)|
|8||Darren Clarke||Northern Ireland||461,714|