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European Open (golf)

European Open
Tournament information
Location Germany
Established 1978
Course(s) Golf Resort Bad Griesbach, Beckenbauer Course
Par 71
Length 7,188 yards (6,573 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 2,000,000
Tournament record score
Aggregate 260 Ian Woosnam (1988)
To par −21 Per-Ulrik Johansson (1997)
Current champion
Thongchai Jaidee
Bad<br>Griesbach is located in Germany
Bad<br>Griesbach
Bad
Griesbach
Location in Germany

The European Open was a European Tour golf tournament. Founded in 1978, up to 1994 it was played at various courses in England, including Sunningdale and Walton Heath, except for the 1979 event, which was held at Turnberry in Scotland. Between 1995 and 2007 the tournament was held at the K Club in Straffan, Ireland, before moving again in 2008, this time to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage course at the London Golf Club near Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

It was an important tournament on the Tour, and in 2008 the total prize money was £2.4 million, putting it in the leading group of European Tour events outside of the major championships and the three individual World Golf Championships events.

Winners

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Porsche European Open
2015 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand 267 −17 1 stroke Graeme Storm
European Open
2010–14 No tournament
2009 Christian Cévaër  France 281 −7 1 stroke Gary Orr
Álvaro Quirós
Steve Webster
2008 Ross Fisher  England 268 −20 7 strokes Sergio García
Smurfit Kappa European Open
2007 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 269 −11 1 stroke Niclas Fasth
2006 Stephen Dodd  Wales 279 −9 2 strokes José Manuel Lara
Anthony Wall
Smurfit European Open
2005 Kenneth Ferrie  England 285 −3 2 strokes Colin Montgomerie
Graeme Storm
2004 Retief Goosen  South Africa 275 −13 5 strokes Richard Green
Peter O'Malley
Lee Westwood
2003 Phillip Price  Wales 272 −16 1 stroke Alastair Forsyth
Mark McNulty
2002 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 282 −6 1 stroke Bradley Dredge
Retief Goosen
Pádraig Harrington
Paul Lawrie
2001 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 273 −15 3 strokes Thomas Bjørn
Pádraig Harrington
Ian Woosnam
2000 Lee Westwood (2)  England 276 −12 1 stroke Ángel Cabrera
1999 Lee Westwood  England 271 −17 3 strokes Darren Clarke
Peter O'Malley
1998 Mathias Grönberg  Sweden 275 −13 10 strokes Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Phillip Price
1997 Per-Ulrik Johansson (2)  Sweden 267 −21 6 strokes Peter Baker
1996 Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden 277 −11 1 stroke Constantino Rocca
1995 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany 280 −8 Playoff Barry Lane
European Open
1994 David Gilford  England 275 −13 5 strokes José María Olazábal
Constantino Rocca
GA European Open
1993 Gordon Brand, Jnr (2)  Scotland 275 −13 7 strokes Phillip Price
Ronan Rafferty
1992 Nick Faldo  England 262 −18 3 strokes Robert Karlsson
1991 Mike Harwood  Australia 277 −11 2 strokes Sandy Lyle
Panasonic European Open
1990 Peter Senior  Australia 267 −13 1 stroke Ian Woosnam
1989 Andrew Murray  England 277 −11 1 stroke Frank Nobilo
1988 Ian Woosnam  Wales 260 −20 3 strokes Nick Faldo
1987 Paul Way  England 279 −9 2 strokes John Bland
Gordon Brand, Jnr
1986 Greg Norman  Australia 269 −11 Playoff Ken Brown
1985 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 269 −11 3 strokes John O'Leary
1984 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 270 −10 3 strokes Seve Ballesteros
Noel Ratcliffe
1983 Isao Aoki  Japan 274 −6 2 strokes Seve Ballesteros
Nick Faldo
Carl Mason
European Open Championship
1982 Manuel Piñero  Spain 266 −14 2 strokes Sam Torrance
Dixcel Tissues European Open
1981 Graham Marsh  Australia 275 −13 2 strokes Seve Ballesteros
European Open Championship
1980 Tom Kite  United States 284 −8 1 stroke Lon Hinkle
Leonard Thompson
1979 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 275 −9 7 strokes Dale Hayes
Peter Townsend
1978 Bobby Wadkins  United States 283 −5 Playoff Bernard Gallacher
Gil Morgan

External links

  • Official website
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site

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