Italian Open (golf)

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Italian Open
Tournament information
Location Turin, Italy
Established 1925
Course(s) Golf Club Torino
Par 72
Length 7,208 yards (6,591 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,500,000
Month played September
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Percy Alliss (1935)
To par –25 Hennie Otto (2008)
Current champion
France Julien Quesne

The Italian Open is the Italian national open golf championship for men. It was founded in 1925 and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since the tour's first season in 1972.

The Italian Open is currently played in September at the Golf Club Torino near Turin. In 2013 it had a prize fund of €1.5 million, which was one of the smaller purses among the European Tour events played in Europe itself.

In 2008, South African Hennie Otto was just one stroke away from the tournament aggregate record of 262, set by Percy Alliss in 1935 on the course at Sanremo, which even by the standards of the day was relatively short, at just 5,200 yards.[1]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score Venue
Italian Open Lindt
2013 France Julien Quesne 276 (–12) GC Torino
BMW Italian Open
2012 Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño 264 (−24) Royal Park i Roveri
2011 England Robert Rock 267 (−21) Royal Park i Roveri
2010 Sweden Fredrik Andersson Hed  268 (−16) Royal Park i Roveri
2009 Argentina Daniel Vancsik  267 (−17) Royal Park i Roveri
Methorios Capital Italian Open
2008 South Africa Hennie Otto  263 (−25) Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC
Telecom Italia Open
2007* Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  200 (−16)PO Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC
2006 Italy Francesco Molinari  265 (−23) Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC
2005 England Steve Webster  270 (−18) Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC
2004* Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell  197 (−19)PO Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC
Italian Open Telecom Italia
2003 Sweden Mathias Grönberg  271 (−17) Gardagolf Country Club
2002* England Ian Poulter  197 (−19) Olgiata GC
Atlanet Italian Open
2001 France Grégory Havret  268 (−20) Is Molas
Italian Open
2000 England Ian Poulter  267 (−21) Is Molas
Fiat and Fila Italian Open
1999 Scotland Dean Robertson  271 (−17) GC Torino
Italian Open
1998* Sweden Patrik Sjöland  195 (−21) GC Castelconturbia
Conte of Florence Italian Open
1997 Germany Bernhard Langer  273 (−15) Gardagolf Country Club
1996 England Jim Payne  275 (−9) Golf Club Bergamo
Italian Open
1995 Scotland Sam Torrance  269 (−19) GC Le Rovedine
Tisettanta Italian Open
1994 Argentina Eduardo Romero  272 (−16) Golf Marco Simone
Lancia Martini Italian Open
1993 New Zealand Greg Turner  267 (−21) Modena Golf & CC
1992 Scotland Sandy Lyle  270 (−18) GC Monticello
1991 Australia Craig Parry  279(−9) GC Castelconturbia
1990 England Richard Boxall  267 (−21) GC Milano
Lancia Italian Open
1989 Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty  273 (−15) GC Monticello
1988 Australia Greg Norman  270 (−18) GC Monticello
1987 Scotland Sam Torrance  271 (−17)PO GC Monticello
Italian Open
1986 Northern Ireland David Feherty  270 (−10)PO Albarella GC
1985 Spain Manuel Piñero  267 (−21) Molinetto CC
1984 Scotland Sandy Lyle  277 (−11) GC Milano
1983 West Germany Bernhard Langer  271 (−17)PO GC Ugolino
1982 England Mark James  280 (−8) Is Molas Resort
1981 Spain José Maria Cañizares  280 (−8)PO GC Milano
1980 Italy Massimo Mannelli  276 (−8) CG Roma
1979 Scotland Brian Barnes  281 (−7)PO GC Monticello
1978 South Africa Dale Hayes  293 (+5) Pevero GC
1977 Spain Ángel Gallardo  286 (−2)PO GC Monticello
1976 Italy Baldovino Dassù  280 (−8) Is Molas Resort
1975 United States Billy Casper  286 (−2) GC Monticello
1974** England Peter Oosterhuis  249 CG Venezia
1973 England Tony Jacklin  284 (−4) CG Roma
1972 Scotland Norman Wood  271 CG Villa d'Este
1971 Spain Ramón Sota  282 CG Garlenda
1961–70 No tournament
1960 South Africa Brian Wilkes  285 CG Venezia
1959 Australia Peter Thomson  269 CG Villa d'Este
1958 England Peter Alliss  282 CG Varese
1957 South Africa Harold Henning  273 CG Villa d'Este
1956 Argentina Antonio Cerdá  284 GC Milano
1955 Belgium Flory Van Donck  287 CG Venezia
1954 Italy Ugo Grappasonni  272 CG Villa d'Este
1953 Belgium Flory Van Donck  267 CG Villa d'Este
1952 Scotland Eric Brown  273 GC Milano
1951 Scotland Jimmy Adams  289 GC Milano
1950 Italy Ugo Grappasonni  281 CG Roma
1949 Egypt Hassan Hassanein  263 CG Villa d'Este
1948 Italy Aldo Casera  267 CG degli Ulivi Sanremo
1947 Belgium Flory Van Donck  263 CG degli Ulivi Sanremo
1939–46 No tournament due to World War II
1938 Belgium Flory Van Donck  276 CG Villa d'Este
1937 France Marcel Dallemagne  276 CG degli Ulivi Sanremo
1936 England Henry Cotton  268 CG Sestriere
1935 England Percy Alliss  262 CG degli Ulivi Sanremo
1934 England N. Nutley  132 CG degli Ulivi Sanremo
1933 No tournament
1932 England Aubrey Boomer  143 CG Villa d'Este
1931 France Auguste Boyer  141 CG Villa d'Este
1930 France Auguste Boyer  140 CG Villa d'Este
1929 France René Golias  143 CG Villa d'Este
1928 France Auguste Boyer  145 CG Villa d'Este
1927 England Percy Alliss  145 Alpino GC
1926 France Auguste Boyer  147 Alpino GC
1925 Italy Francesco Pasquali  154 Alpino GC

* – 2002, 2004, and 2007 tournaments shortened to three rounds because of rain.
** – Just nine holes played in the first round of the 1974 tournament.

Multiple winners[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Low, Long & Little". Time. 26 July 1937. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 

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