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Estoril Open de Portugal

Portuguese Open
Tournament information
Location Portugal Estoril, Portugal
Established 1953
Course(s) Penha Longa Golf Club
Par 72
Length 6,904 yards
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,000,000
Month played June
Current champion
Thomas Bjørn

The Portuguese Open, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Estoril Open de Portugal, is an annual tournament on men's golf's European Tour. It has been played since 1953, with a few skipped years, and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since 1973. Up until 2010, it was played in late March or early April each year, and was one of the first European Tour events of the season to be played in Europe, after the season has spent the northern winter in Asia, Australasia and South Africa. In 2010, the tournament moved to a June date. In 2010 the prize fund was €1.0 million, which is one of the smaller purses on the European Tour.

Winners

Year Winner Country
Estoril Open de Portugal
2010 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark
2009 Michael Hoey  Northern Ireland
2008 Grégory Bourdy  France
2007 Pablo Martín (amateur)  Spain
Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2006 Paul Broadhurst  England
Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2005 Paul Broadhurst  England
Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2004 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain
Algarve Open de Portugal
2003 Fredrik Jacobson  Sweden
2002 Carl Pettersson  Sweden
2001 Phillip Price  Wales
Algarve Portuguese Open
2000 Gary Orr  Scotland
1999 Van Phillips  England
Portuguese Open
1998 Peter Mitchell  England
1997 Michael Jonzon  Sweden
1996 Wayne Riley  Australia
1995 Adam Hunter  Scotland
1994 Phillip Price  Wales
1993 David Gilford  England
1992 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland
1991 Steven Richardson  England
Portuguese Open TPC
1990 Michael McLean  England
1989 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland
Portuguese Open
1988 Mike Harwood  Australia
1987 Robert Lee  England
1986 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe
1985 Warren Humphreys  England
1984 Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe
1983 Sam Torrance  Scotland
1982 Sam Torrance  Scotland
1980–81 No tournament
1979 Brian Barnes  Scotland
1978 Howard Clark  England
1977 Manuel Ramos  Spain
1976 Salvador Balbuena  Spain
1975 Hal Underwood  United States
1974 Brian Huggett  Wales
1973 Jaime Benito  Spain
1972 German Garrido  Spain
1971 Lionel Platts  England
1970 Ramón Sota  Spain
1969 Ramón Sota  Spain
1968 Max Faulkner  England
1967 Ángel Gallardo  Spain
1966 Alfonso Angelini  Italy
1965 No tournament
1964 Ángel Miguel  Spain
1963 Ramón Sota  Spain
1962 Alfonso Angelini  Italy
1961 Ken Bousfield  England
1960 Ken Bousfield  England
1959 Sebastián Miguel  Spain
1958 Peter Alliss  England
1957 No tournament
1956 Ángel Miguel  Spain
1955 Flory Van Donck  Belgium
1954 Ángel Miguel  Spain
1953 Eric Brown  Scotland

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site
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