Markus Brier

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Markus Brier
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Markus Brier
Born (1968-07-05) 5 July 1968 (age 46)
Vienna, Austria
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Nationality  Austria
Residence Vienna, Austria
Career
Turned professional 1995
Current tour(s) European Tour
Professional wins 6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 2
Challenge Tour 2
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T12: 2007
PGA Championship CUT: 2007

Markus Brier (born 5 July 1968) is one of relatively few Austrian touring professional golfers, and as of 2008 is his country's highest ranked player.

Brier won the Swiss and German Amateur Opens in the mid-1990s, and turned professional in 1995 at a relatively late age. Nine top ten finishes, including five top threes, on the 1999 Challenge Tour earned him third place on the season ending money list and playing privileges on the European Tour for 2000. He retained his tour card through his final position on the order of merit every year, except for 2002 and 2010 when he regained it through final qualifying school.

Since joining the European Tour, Brier has continued to play in his home event, the Austrian Open, winning it on two occasions during a period when it was a Challenge Tour event. In 2006 the tournament was promoted back onto the main European Tour schedule, now under the sponsored title BA-CA Golf Open. In its first year back, Brier once again took the title, in the process becoming the first Austrian golfer to win a European Tour event.[1] This win helped him to his then best year-end finish on the Order of Merit of 49th.

Brier's second European Tour win came in 2007 at the Volvo China Open and he improved his position on the year end Order of Merit to 32nd. He has also featured in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

In 2012 he failed to regain his card at qualifying school

Amateur wins (2)[edit]

  • 1994 Swiss Amateur Open Championship
  • 1995 German Amateur Open Championship

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 11 Jun 2006 BA-CA Golf Open (3) -18 (65-67-66-68=266) 3 strokes Denmark Søren Hansen
2 15 Apr 2007 Volvo China Open
(co-sanctioned with Asian Tour)
-10 (72-68-67-67=274) 5 strokes Australia Scott Hend, Northern Ireland Graeme McDowell,
South Africa Andrew McLardy

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2007 Telecom Italia Open Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño Lost to birdie on second extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning Score Margin of
Victory
Runner(s)-up
1 2 Jun 2002 Austrian Golf Open -21 (67-67-62-71=267) 1 stroke Germany Gary Birch Jr
2 5 Sep 2004 BA-CA Golf Open (2) -23 (65-63-66-67=263) 8 strokes Finland Roope Kakko, England Lee Slattery

Other wins (2)[edit]

Equipment[edit]

  • Irons - Mizuno Mp-52 3-PW, Dynamic Gold Lite
  • Drivers - Mizuno MP-630 8.5
  • Fairway Woods - Mizuno MP Titanium 13.5, 5 wood
  • Wedges - Mizuno MPT-10 White Satin 54, 58

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
The Masters DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP T46 DNP DNP CUT T12 DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP
Tournament 2010 2011
The Masters DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Austrian Brier seals home victory". BBC Sport. 11 June 2006. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 

External links[edit]