If you think you've played a lot of golf, wait until you see the numbers these guys have racked up
David Howell joined an exclusive club when he teed up at the 2022 Cazoo Wales Open, becoming just the third player in history to reach 700 European Tour appearances – now known as the DP World Tour.
Since then he’s gone one better, overtaking legend Sam Torrance for number of starts on the circuit…
The feat got us thinking, and after diving into the record books, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 golfers with the most starts in the storied history of the European Tour.
Most European Tour/DP World Tour appearances:
10. Roger Chapman
9. Paul Lawrie
8. Colin Montgomerie
7. Robert Karlsson*
6. Soren Kjeldsen*
5. Raphael Jacquelin*
4. Barry Lane
3. Sam Torrance
2. David Howell*
1. Miguel Angel Jimenez
*denotes those still playing on the DP World Tour
Altogether, that’s more than 6,600 appearances and 111 wins!