Bernd Wiesberger

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Bernd Wiesberger
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Bernd Klaus Wiesberger
Born (1985-10-08) 8 October 1985 (age 28)
Vienna, Austria
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Nationality  Austria
Residence Oberwart, Austria
Career
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) Challenge Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Asian Tour 2
Challenge Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2014
The Open Championship T64: 2013
PGA Championship CUT: 2012, 2013

Bernd Wiesberger (born 8 October 1985) is an Austrian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Amateur career[edit]

Wiesberger was born in Vienna. He won several amateur tournaments, including three Austrian Amateur Stroke Play Championships from 2004 to 2007, the Austrian Amateur Match Play Championship in 2004 and the Austrian Youths Championship in 2004 and 2005. He represented his country at the 2004 and 2006 Eisenhower Trophy. He turned professional in 2006.

Professional career[edit]

Wiesberger played on the Challenge Tour in 2007 and 2008. He earned his European Tour card for the 2009 season through qualifying school. He was unable to win enough money during his rookie season to retain his card and returned to the Challenge Tour. Wiesberger won two events, the Allianz Golf Open de Lyon[1] and the Allianz Golf Open du Grand Toulouse, en route to a 5th place finish on the Order of Merit, good enough for a European Tour card for 2011.

Wiesberger recorded four top-10 finishes in his return to the European Tour in 2011 including two runner up finishes. He finished 64th on the Order of Merit. Wiesberger claimed his maiden title on the European Tour in 2012 at the Ballantine's Championship, twice setting the course record and winning the championship by the margin of five strokes.[2] The win moved him into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. In July 2012, Wiesberger won his second title of the year and of his European Tour career at the Lyoness Open, held in his home country of Austria. He started the final round four strokes back of Thorbjørn Olesen, but a round of 65 seven under par, including birdies at three of the last four holes secured a three stroke victory. He became only the second Austrian to win his home Open, after Markus Brier in 2006. After the victory he said: "It's the best day of my life so far. It seems like it went my way, especially the last two holes. I had such a great country and such great fans backing me. I'm very proud to be following in such big footsteps [as Brier]. I'm sure I'm not going to be the last home winner."[3]

On 5 May 2013, Wiesberger won his sixth professional tournament and the second of his career in Asia, beating reigning Open Champion Ernie Els by a shot at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters for his first win of the season.[4]

In 2014, Wiesberger became the first Austrian to play in the U.S. Open. He earned entry through his world ranking (60th, the last available position for guaranteed entry) the Monday prior to the event.

Amateur wins (7)[edit]

  • 1997 Austrian Boys Championship
  • 2004 Austrian Amateur Match Play Championship, Austrian Amateur Stroke Play Championship
  • 2005 Austrian Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Austrian Youths Championship
  • 2006 Austrian Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Austrian Youths Championship

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 29 Apr 2012 Ballantine's Championship1 72-65-65-68=270 –18 5 strokes Scotland Richie Ramsay
2 28 Jul 2012 Lyoness Open 71-66-67-65=269 –19 3 strokes France Thomas Levet, Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry

1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2011 Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles Denmark Thomas Bjørn, South Africa George Coetzee,
England Mark Foster, Spain Pablo Larrazábal
Bjorn won with birdie on fifth extra hole
Foster eliminated with par on fourth hole
Larrázabal eliminated with par on second hole
Wiesberger eliminated with par on first hole

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 29 Apr 2012 Ballantine's Championship1 72-65-65-68=270 –18 5 strokes Scotland Richie Ramsay
2 5 May 2013 CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters 67-72-67-67=273 –15 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score To par Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 11 Jul 2010 Allianz Golf Open de Lyon 67-67-71-62=267 –17 2 strokes Sweden Joel Sjöholm
2 10 Oct 2010 Allianz Golf Open du Grand Toulouse 70-70-67-68=275 –9 4 strokes France Charles-Édouard Russo

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2012 Zurich Open

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship DNP T64
PGA Championship CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 1
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wiesberger wins with a wondrous 62". PGA European Tour. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bernd Toasts Maiden Victory". PGA European Tour. 29 April 2012. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Wiesberger wins his home Open". PGA European Tour. 28 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Wiesberger wins CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters". PGA European Tour. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

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