Benson & Hedges International Open

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Benson & Hedges
International Open
Tournament information
Location England
Established 1971
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 2003
Tournament record score
Aggregate 266 Vicente Fernández (1975)
To par −18 Vicente Fernández (1975)
−18 Sam Torrance (1984)
Final champion
Paul Casey

The Benson & Hedges International Open was a men's professional golf tournament which was played in England. It was founded in 1971 and for its first five years it was called the Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf. It was sponsored by Benson & Hedges, a cigarette company. It was part of the European Tour's annual schedule from the tour's first season in 1972 until the tournament ceased in 2003, following the introduction of a ban on tobacco advertising and sponsorship of sporting events by the British government. The prize fund for the final edition of the tournament was 1,596,861, which was mid-range for a European Tour event at the time.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Ref
Benson & Hedges International Open
2003 Paul Casey  England The Belfry 277 −11 4 strokes Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington [1]
2002 Ángel Cabrera  Argentina The Belfry 278 −10 1 stroke England Barry Lane [2]
2001 Henrik Stenson  Sweden The Belfry 275 −13 3 strokes Argentina Ángel Cabrera
Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley
[3]
2000 José María Olazábal (2)  Spain The Belfry 275 −13 3 strokes Wales Phillip Price [4][5]
1999 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland The Oxfordshire Golf Club 273 −15 3 strokes Argentina Ángel Cabrera
Sweden Per-Ulrik Johansson
1998 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland The Oxfordshire Golf Club 273 −15 3 strokes Spain Santiago Luna
1997 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany The Oxfordshire Golf Club 276 −12 2 strokes Wales Ian Woosnam
1996 Stephen Ames  Trinidad and Tobago The Oxfordshire Golf Club 283 −5 1 stroke England Jon Robson
1995 Peter O'Malley  Australia St Mellion International Hotel, G&CC 280 −8 1 stroke England Mark James
Italy Costantino Rocca
1994 Seve Ballesteros  Spain St Mellion International Hotel, G&CC 281 −7 3 strokes England Nick Faldo
1993 Paul Broadhurst  England St Mellion International Hotel, G&CC 276 −12 1 stroke England Mark James
Spain José María Olazábal
1992 Peter Senior  Australia St Mellion International Hotel, G&CC 287 −1 Playoff Zimbabwe Tony Johnstone
1991 Bernhard Langer  Germany St Mellion International Hotel, G&CC 286 −2 2 strokes Fiji Vijay Singh
1990 José María Olazábal  Spain St Mellion International Hotel, G&CC 279 −9 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
1989 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland Fulford Golf Club 272 −12 1 stroke England Derrick Cooper
1988 Peter Baker  England Fulford Golf Club 271 −17 Playoff England Nick Faldo
1987 Noel Ratcliffe  Australia Fulford Golf Club 275 −13 2 strokes Sweden Ove Sellberg
1986 Mark James  England Fulford Golf Club 274 −14 Playoff South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
United States Lee Trevino
1985 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Fulford Golf Club 274 −14 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
1984 Sam Torrance  Scotland Fulford Golf Club 270 −18 1 stroke Australia Wayne Grady
1983 John Bland  South Africa Fulford Golf Club 273 −15 1 stroke West Germany Bernhard Langer
1982 Greg Norman  Australia Fulford Golf Club 283 −5 1 stroke New Zealand Bob Charles
Australia Graham Marsh
Wales Ian Woosnam
1981 Tom Weiskopf  United States Fulford Golf Club 272 −16 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
West Germany Bernhard Langer
1980 Graham Marsh  Australia Fulford Golf Club 272 −16 2 strokes South Africa John Bland
1979 Maurice Bembridge  England St. Mellion Golf and Country Club 272 −8 2 strokes Scotland Ken Brown
1978 Lee Trevino  United States Fulford Golf Club 274 −10 Playoff England Neil Coles
Australia Noel Ratcliffe
1977 Antonio Garrido  Spain Fulford Golf Club 280 −4 3 strokes New Zealand Bob Charles
1976 Graham Marsh  Australia Fulford Golf Club 272 −12 2 strokes England Mark James
Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf
1975 Vicente Fernández  Argentina Fulford Golf Club 266 −18 1 stroke England Maurice Bembridge
1974 Philippe Toussaint  Belgium Fulford Golf Club 276 −8 Playoff Australia Bob Shearer
1973 Vin Baker  South Africa Fulford Golf Club 276 −8 2 strokes South Africa Dale Hayes
1972 Jack Newton  Australia Fulford Golf Club 281 −3 1 stroke Scotland Harry Bannerman
1971 Tony Jacklin  England Fulford Golf Club 279 −5 Playoff England Peter Butler [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Casey wins at The Belfry". BBC Sport. 11 May 2003. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Cabrera reigns at The Belfry". BBC Sport. 12 May 2002. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  3. ^ "Stenson proves big at The Belfry". BBC Sport. 13 May 2001. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Belfry leader disqualified". BBC Sport. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  5. ^ Garrod, Mark (14 May 2000). "Olazabal cashes in on Harrington horror". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  6. ^ "Jacklin upholds his reputation". The Herald (Glasgow). 23 August 1971. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 

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