Benson & Hedges International Open

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Benson & Hedges
International Open
Tournament information
Location England
Established 1971
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 2003
Tournament record score
Aggregate 266 Vicente Fernández (1975)
To par −18 Vicente Fernández (1975)
−18 Sam Torrance (1984)
Final champion
Paul Casey

The Benson & Hedges International Open was a men's professional golf tournament which was played in England. It was founded in 1971 and for its first five years it was called the Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf. It was sponsored by Benson & Hedges, a cigarette company. It was part of the European Tour's annual schedule from the tour's first season in 1972 until the tournament ceased in 2003, following the introduction of a ban on tobacco advertising and sponsorship of sporting events by the British government. The prize fund for the final edition of the tournament was 1,596,861, which was mid-range for a European Tour event at the time.

Winners[edit]

Year Venue Winner Country Score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Country Ref
Benson & Hedges International Open
2003 The Belfry Paul Casey  England 277 (−11) 4 strokes Pádraig Harrington  Ireland [1][2]
2002 The Belfry Ángel Cabrera  Argentina 278 (−10) 1 stroke Barry Lane  England [3][4]
2001 The Belfry Henrik Stenson  Sweden 275 (−13) 3 strokes Ángel Cabrera  Argentina [5][6]
Paul McGinley  Ireland
2000 The Belfry José María Olazábal  Spain 275 (−13) 3 strokes Phillip Price  Wales [7][8][9]
1999 The Oxfordshire Golf Club Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 273 (−15) 3 strokes Ángel Cabrera  Argentina [10]
Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden
1998 The Oxfordshire Golf Club Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 273 (−15) 3 strokes Santiago Luna  Spain [11]
1997 The Oxfordshire Golf Club Bernhard Langer  Germany 276 (−12) 2 strokes Ian Woosnam  Wales [12]
1996 The Oxfordshire Golf Club Stephen Ames  Canada 283 (−5) 1 stroke Jon Robson  England [13]
1995 St Mellion International Hotel, G. & C.C. Peter O'Malley  Australia 280 (−8) 1 stroke Mark James  England [14]
Costantino Rocca  Italy
1994 St Mellion International Hotel, G. & C.C. Seve Ballesteros  Spain 281 (−7) 3 strokes Nick Faldo  England [15]
1993 St Mellion International Hotel, G. & C.C. Paul Broadhurst  England 276 (−12) 1 stroke Mark James  England [16]
José María Olazábal  Spain
1992 St Mellion International Hotel, G. & C.C. Peter Senior  Australia 287 (−1) Playoff Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe [17]
1991 St Mellion International Hotel, G. & C.C. Bernhard Langer  Germany 286 (−2) 2 strokes Vijay Singh  Fiji [18]
1990 St Mellion International Hotel, G. & C.C. José María Olazábal  Spain 279 (−9) 1 stroke Ian Woosnam  Wales [19]
1989 Fulford Golf Club Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 272 (−12) 1 stroke Derrick Cooper  England [20]
1988 Fulford Golf Club Peter Baker  England 271 (−17) Playoff Nick Faldo  England [21]
1987 Fulford Golf Club Noel Ratcliffe  Australia 275 (−13) 2 strokes Ove Sellberg  Sweden [22]
1986 Fulford Golf Club Mark James  England 274 (−14) Playoff Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa [23]
Lee Trevino  United States
1985 Fulford Golf Club Sandy Lyle  Scotland 274 (−14) 1 stroke Ian Woosnam  Wales [24]
1984 Fulford Golf Club Sam Torrance  Scotland 270 (−18) 1 stroke Wayne Grady  Australia [25]
1983 Fulford Golf Club John Bland  South Africa 273 (−15) 1 stroke Bernhard Langer  West Germany [26]
1982 Fulford Golf Club Greg Norman  Australia 283 (−5) 1 stroke Bob Charles  New Zealand [27]
Graham Marsh  Australia
Ian Woosnam  Wales
1981 Fulford Golf Club Tom Weiskopf  United States 272 (−16) 1 stroke Eamonn Darcy  Ireland [28]
Bernhard Langer  West Germany
1980 Fulford Golf Club Graham Marsh  Australia 272 (−16) 2 strokes John Bland  South Africa [29]
1979 St. Mellion Golf and Country Club Maurice Bembridge  England 272 (−8) 2 strokes Ken Brown  Scotland [30]
1978 Fulford Golf Club Lee Trevino  United States 274 (−10) Playoff Neil Coles  England [31]
Noel Ratcliffe  Australia
1977 Fulford Golf Club Antonio Garrido  Spain 280 (−4) 3 strokes Bob Charles  New Zealand [32]
1976 Fulford Golf Club Graham Marsh  Australia 272 (−12) 2 strokes Mark James  England [33]
Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf
1975 Fulford Golf Club Vicente Fernández  Argentina 266 (−18) 1 stroke Maurice Bembridge  England [34]
1974 Fulford Golf Club Philippe Toussaint  Belgium 276 (−8) Playoff Bob Shearer  Australia [35]
1973 Fulford Golf Club Vin Baker  South Africa 276 (−8) 2 strokes Dale Hayes  South Africa [36]
1972 Fulford Golf Club Jack Newton  Australia 281 (−3) 1 stroke Harry Bannerman  Scotland [37]
1971 Fulford Golf Club Tony Jacklin  England 279 (−5) Playoff
(2nd hole)
Peter Butler  England [38]

References[edit]

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  32. ^ "Benson & Hedges International Open 1977". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  33. ^ "Benson & Hedges International Open 1976". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
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