|Duration||22 January 1998– 22 November 1998|
|Number of official events||38|
|Most wins||4 – Lee Westwood|
|Order of Merit||Colin Montgomerie|
|Golfer of the Year||Lee Westwood|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Olivier Edmond|
The table below shows the 1998 European Tour schedule which was made up of 33 tournaments counting for the Order of Merit, and several non-counting "Approved Special Events". The schedule also included the Masters Tournament, U.S. Open and PGA Championship for the first time, although winnings did not count towards the Order of Merit. There were several other changes from the previous season with the addition of the Qatar Masters, the return of the Belgian Open, and the loss of the Dimension Data Pro-Am.
In March, the Chemapol Trophy Czech Open was cancelled in the wake of severe floods across the country in July 1997; it was later replaced on the schedule by the German Open. In July, the tour announced the cancellation of the Oki Pro-Am.
- 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 which were included on the schedule for the first time in 1998 and have been retrospectively recognised as official tour wins. Victories in other "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.
- Tournament abandoned due to persistent bad weather.
Order of Merit
|Position||Player||Country||Prize money (£)|
|2||Darren Clarke||Northern Ireland||902,867|
|4||Miguel Ángel Jiménez||Spain||518,819|
|7||José María Olazábal||Spain||449,132|
|8||Ernie Els||South Africa||433,884|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Lee Westwood||England|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Olivier Edmond||France|
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