Omega European Masters

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Omega European Masters
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Tournament information
Location Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Established 1923
Course(s) Crans-sur-Sierre
Par 70
Length 6,848 yards (6,262 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Asian Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 2,300,000
Month played September
Tournament record score
Aggregate 260 Colin Montgomerie (1996)
To par −27 Jerry Anderson (1984)
Current champion
United States David Lipsky

The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on professional men's golf's European Tour, and in 2009 it became the first event in Europe to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.[1]

Founded as the Swiss Open in 1923, the tournament was prefixed with European Masters in 1983, before dropping Swiss Open from the title in 1992. During the 1971 event, Baldovino Dassù became the first player to score 60 for 18 holes on the European circuit. The tournament has been held at the Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre at Crans-Montana in Valais since 1939, and is currently played in early September each year.

Michelle Wie at 2006 tournament[edit]

In May, 2006, Michelle Wie, who has a sponsorship contract with Omega, accepted an invitation from the company to play in the 2006 tournament, making her first attempt to play on the European Tour.[2] At the September event she shot 78-79 to finish 15-over-par over two rounds and finished in last place among the 156 competitors. European Tour executive director George O'Grady said on September 8, 2006 that Wie's appearance was "an experiment" and he would need "a lot of persuading" before inviting Wie to participate in such an event again, despite record crowds estimated at 9,500.[3] [4]

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score Winning margin Runner(s)-up
Omega European Masters
2014 David Lipsky  United States 262 (−18) Playoff (1st hole) England Graeme Storm
2013 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 264 (−20) Playoff (1st hole) Scotland Craig Lee
2012 Richie Ramsay  Scotland 267 (−16) 4 strokes Sweden Fredrik Andersson Hed
Australia Marcus Fraser
France Romain Wattel
England Danny Willett
2011 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 264 (−20) 4 strokes Germany Martin Kaymer
2010 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain 263 (−21) 3 strokes Italy Edoardo Molinari
2009 Alexander Norén  Sweden 264 (−20) 2 strokes Wales Bradley Dredge
2008 Jean-François Lucquin  France 271 (−13) Playoff (2nd hole) Northern Ireland Rory McIlroy
2007 Brett Rumford  Australia 268 (−16) Playoff (1st hole) England Phillip Archer
2006 Bradley Dredge  Wales 267 (−17) 8 strokes Germany Marcel Siem
Italy Francesco Molinari
2005 Sergio García  Spain 270 (−14) 1 stroke Sweden Peter Gustafsson
2004 Luke Donald  England 265 (−19) 5 strokes Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2003 Ernie Els  South Africa 267 (−17) 6 strokes New Zealand Michael Campbell
2002 Robert Karlsson  Sweden 270 (−14) 4 strokes South Africa Trevor Immelman
Scotland Paul Lawrie
2001 Ricardo González  Argentina 268 (−16) 3 strokes Denmark Søren Hansen
Canon European Masters
2000 Eduardo Romero  Argentina 261 (−23) 10 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
1999 Lee Westwood  England 270 (−14) 2 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
1998 Sven Strüver  Germany 263 (−21) Playoff (1st hole) Sweden Patrik Sjoland
1997 Costantino Rocca  Italy 266 (−18) 1 stroke Scotland Scott Henderson
Sweden Robert Karlsson
1996 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 260 (−24) 4 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance
1995 Mathias Grönberg  Sweden 270 (−18) 2 strokes Italy Costantino Rocca
England Barry Lane
1994 Eduardo Romero  Argentina 266 (−22) 1 stroke Sweden Pierre Fulke
1993 Barry Lane  England 270 (−18) 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
1992 Jamie Spence  England 271 (−17) Playoff Sweden Anders Forsbrand
Canon European Masters Swiss Open
1991 Jeff Hawkes  South Africa 268 (−20) 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros
Ebel European Masters Swiss Open
1990 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 267 (−21) 2 strokes South Africa John Bland
1989 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 266 (−14) 2 strokes Australia Craig Parry
1988 Chris Moody  England 268 (−20) 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros
Sweden Anders Forsbrand
Wales Ian Woosnam
1987 Anders Forsbrand  Sweden 263 (−25) 3 strokes Wales Mark Mouland
1986 José María Olazábal  Spain 262 (−26) 3 strokes Sweden Anders Forsbrand
1985 Craig Stadler  United States 267 (−21) 2 strokes Northern Ireland David Feherty
Sweden Ove Sellberg
1984 Jerry Anderson  Canada 261 (−27) 5 strokes England Howard Clark
1983 Nick Faldo  England 268 (−20) Playoff Scotland Sandy Lyle
1982 Ian Woosnam  Wales 272 (−16) Playoff Scotland Bill Longmuir
Swiss Open
1981 Manuel Piñero  Spain 277 (−11) Playoff Spain Antonio Garrido
Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone
1980 Nick Price  Zimbabwe 267 (−21) 6 strokes Spain Manuel Calero
1979 Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 275 (−5) 5 strokes Spain Antonio Garrido
South Africa Dale Hayes
Italy Delio Lovato
1978 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 272 (−8) 3 strokes Spain Manuel Piñero
1977 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 273 (−7) 3 strokes United States John Schroeder
1976 Manuel Piñero  Spain 274 (−6) 3 strokes United States Dave Hill
Spain Seve Ballesteros
1975 Dale Hayes  South Africa 273 (−7) 1 stroke South Africa Tienie Britz
Scotland Bernard Gallacher
South Africa Gary Player
1974 Bob Charles  New Zealand 275 (−5) 1 stroke England Tony Jacklin
1973 Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 278 (−2) 1 stroke Australia Jack Newton
Northern Ireland Eddie Polland
1972 Graham Marsh  Australia 270 (−10) 1 stroke England Tony Jacklin
1971 Peter Townsend  England 270 (−10) 1 stroke Spain Manuel Ballesteros
1970 Graham Marsh  Australia 274 Belgium Donald Swaelens
France Jean Garaïalde
1969 Roberto Bernardini  Italy 277 Germany Gerhard Koening
1968 Roberto Bernardini  Italy 272 Playoff South Africa Allan Henning
Australia Randall Vines
1967 Randall Vines  Australia 272
1966 Alfonso Angelini  Italy 271
1965 Harold Henning  South Africa 208
1964 Harold Henning  South Africa 276
1963 Dai Rees  Wales 278 Playoff
1962 Bob Charles  New Zealand 272 Playoff Belgium Flory Van Donck
England John Jacobs
1961 Kel Nagle  Australia 268 Wales Dai Rees
1960 Harold Henning  South Africa 270
1959 Dai Rees  Wales 274 1 stroke Scotland Syd Scott
1958 Ken Bousfield  England 272
1957 Alfonso Angelini  Italy 270
1956 Dai Rees  Wales 278
1955 Flory Van Donck  Belgium 277
1954 Bobby Locke  South Africa 276
1953 Flory Van Donck  Belgium 267
1952 Ugo Grappasonni  Italy 267
1951 Eric Brown  Scotland 267
1950 Aldo Casera  Italy 276 Scotland Eric Brown
1949 Marcel Dallemagne  France 270
1948 Ugo Grappasonni  Italy 285
1940–47 No tournament
1939 Fifi Calavo  France 273 England James Peterson
1938 Jean Saubaber  France
1937 Marcel Dallemagne  France
1936 Francis Francis (Amateur)  England
1935 Auguste Boyer  France
1934 Auguste Boyer  France
1932–33 No tournament
1931 Marcel Dallemagne  France
1930 Auguste Boyer  France
1929 Alex Wilson  England
1927–28 No tournament
1926 Alec Ross  Scotland
1925 Alec Ross  Scotland
1924 Percy Boomer  England
1923 Alec Ross  Scotland

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Omega European Masters to be co-sanctioned". PGA European Tour. 5 September 2008. Retrieved 8 January 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Wie accepts European Tour invite". BBC Sport. 15 May 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "Wie's tour future in doubt after second-round 79". Irish Examiner. 9 September 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  4. ^ Donegan, Lawrence (9 September 2006). "European Tour chief calls a Wie time-out as teenager crashes". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 

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