|Duration||1 December 2016– 19 November 2017|
|Number of official events||47|
|Most wins||3 – Sergio García|
|Race to Dubai||Tommy Fleetwood|
|Golfer of the Year||Sergio García|
|Seve Ballesteros Award||Tommy Fleetwood|
|Sir Henry Cotton rookie of the year||Jon Rahm|
England's Tommy Fleetwood won the Race to Dubai. Spanish golfers collected the annual awards; Golfer of the Year was Sergio García, who won his first major, and Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year was Jon Rahm
Changes for 2017
For the 2017 season, the European Tour created the "Rolex Series", a group of selected tournaments with a minimum purse of US$7 million. Seven tournaments were initially announced: the BMW PGA Championship, the Irish Open, the Scottish Open, the Italian Open and the three Final Series events – the Turkish Airlines Open, the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai. The Open de France was later announced as the eighth Rolex Series event.
There were changes to membership criteria with the creation of a new "Access List", a season-long money list excluding the Masters Tournament, PGA Championship, the four World Golf Championships and the Rolex Series events. The top three players in the Access List standings would be invited to play in Rolex Series events, and the top 10 players in the Access List final standings not otherwise exempt would gain full European Tour membership for the following season. There was a corresponding reduction in numbers from the Race to Dubai final standings gaining cards, down from the top 110 to the top 100.
- New tournaments: GolfSixes.
- Returning tournaments (not part of the 2016 season): Hong Kong Open, Sicilian Open, Andalucía Masters, Open de Portugal.
- No longer part of the schedule: True Thailand Classic, King's Cup, AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open (due to date change from May to December; returned for the 2018 season).
- Format change: the Perth International became the World Super 6 Perth, with the top-24 players after 54-hole stroke play competing in a 6-hole knockout match play tournament on the final day.
The table below shows the 2017 European Tour schedule which begins with two events in late 2016.
- 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, with earlier editions having retrospectively been recognised as official tour wins. Victories in "Approved Special Events" are not recognised as official tour wins.
- Tournament reduced to 54 holes.
- Lucas Bjerregaard & Thorbjørn Olesen
Location of tournaments
Race to Dubai
Since 2009, the European Tour's money list has been known as the "Race to Dubai". It is based on money earned during the season, calculated in euro and converted into points (1 euro = 1 point). Earnings from tournaments awarding prize money in other currencies were converted at the exchange rate available the week of the event. The following table shows the final top-10 in the 2017 standings.
|Pos.||Player||Majors||WGCs||Rolex Series||Top 10s in other ET events||Tmts||Points and money|
|European Tour Golfer of the Year||Sergio García||Spain|
|The Seve Ballesteros Award||Tommy Fleetwood||England|
|Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year||Jon Rahm||Spain|
Golfer of the Month
The winners of the European Tour Golfer of the Month award:
|August||Julian Suri||United States|
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