European Open (golf)

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European Open
Tournament information
Location Kent, England
Established 1978
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund £2,400,000
Final year 2009
Tournament record score
Aggregate 260 Ian Woosnam (1988)
To par −21 Per-Ulrik Johansson (1997)
Final champion
France Christian Cévaër

The European Open was a European Tour golf tournament. Founded in 1978, up to 1994 it was played at various courses in England, including Sunningdale and Walton Heath, except for the 1979 event, which was held at Turnberry in Scotland. Between 1995 and 2007 the tournament was held at the K Club in Straffan, Ireland, before moving again in 2008, this time to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage course at the London Golf Club near Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

It was an important tournament on the Tour, and in 2008 the total prize money was £2.4 million, putting it in the leading group of European Tour events outside of the major championships and the three individual World Golf Championships events.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score
European Open
2009 France Christian Cévaër 281 (−7)
2008 England Ross Fisher 268 (−20)
Smurfit Kappa European Open
2007 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 269 (−11)
2006 Wales Stephen Dodd 279 (−9)
Smurfit European Open
2005 England Kenneth Ferrie 285 (−3)
2004 South Africa Retief Goosen 275 (−13)
2003 Wales Phillip Price 272 (−16)
2002 New Zealand Michael Campbell 282 (−6)
2001 Northern Ireland Darren Clarke 273 (−15)
2000 England Lee Westwood 276 (−12)
1999 England Lee Westwood 271 (−17)
1998 Sweden Mathias Grönberg 275 (−13)
1997 Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson 267 (−21)
1996 Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson 277 (−11)
1995 Germany Bernhard Langer 280 (−8)PO
European Open
1994 England David Gilford 275 (−13)
GA European Open
1993 Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr 275 (−13)
1992 England Nick Faldo 262 (−18)
1991 Australia Mike Harwood 277 (−11)
Panasonic European Open
1990 Australia Peter Senior 267 (−13)
1989 England Andrew Murray 277 (−11)
1988 Wales Ian Woosnam 260 (−20)
1987 England Paul Way 279 (−9)
1986 Australia Greg Norman 269 (−11)PO
1985 West Germany Bernhard Langer 269 (−11)
1984 Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr. 270 (−10)
1983 Japan Isao Aoki 274 (−6)
European Open Championship
1982 Spain Manuel Piñero 266 (−14)
Dixcel Tissues European Open
1981 Australia Graham Marsh 275 (−13)
European Open Championship
1980 United States Tom Kite 284 (−8)
1979 Scotland Sandy Lyle 275 (−9)
1978 United States Bobby Wadkins 283 (−5)PO

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