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Sarazen World Open

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Sarazen World Open

The Sarazen World Open was an unofficial event on the PGA Tour from 1994 to 1999. It was played at Chateau Elan (Legends course) in Braselton, Georgia except for 1999 when it was played at PGA Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. It was named in honor of golfer Gene Sarazen.

Most of its field consisted of national open winners from around the world from the previous two years. In 1999, it was a European Tour official event. From 1996 to 1998, it was known as the Subaru Sarazen World Open.


Year Winner Country Purse ($) Score First Prize ($)
1999 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 600,000 273 (-15) 100,000
1998 Dudley Hart  United States 2,000,000 272 (-16) 360,000
1997 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 2,000,000 271 (-17) 360,000
1996 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 1,900,000 272 (-16) 342,000
1995 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 1,900,000 216 (-8) 350,000
1994 Ernie Els  South Africa 1,900,000 273 (-15) 350,000

External links

  • Coverage of 1999 event on the European Tour's official site
  • 1999 event preview
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