Brazil São Paulo 500 Years Open

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Brazil São Paulo 500 Years Open
Tournament information
LocationSão Paulo, Brazil
Course(s)São Paulo Golf Club
Length6,646 yards
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Final year2001
Tournament record score
Aggregate270 Pádraig Harrington (2000)
To par−14 Pádraig Harrington (2000)
Final champion
Darren Fichardt

The Brazil São Paulo 500 Years Open was the second of two golf tournaments that were held in 2000 to commemorate the discovery of Brazil by Pedro Álvares Cabral in 1500. They were both included on the schedule of the European Tour, marking the tour's first visit to South America.


The tournament was held at the São Paulo Golf Club in São Paulo. Unlike the Brazil Rio de Janeiro 500 Years Open, it was staged for a second time in 2001, when it was titled as the São Paulo Brazil Open.

The inaugural event was won by Ireland's Pádraig Harrington who triumphed by two strokes over American Gerry Norquist.[1] The following year South African Darren Fichardt recorded a five stroke victory in an event reduced to 54 holes because of disruption caused by thunderstorms during each of the first three days.[2]


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
São Paulo Brazil Open
2001 Darren Fichardt  South Africa 195 −18 5 strokes Argentina José Cóceres
Sweden Richard S. Johnson
Australia Brett Rumford
Brazil São Paulo 500 Years Open
2000 Pádraig Harrington  Ireland 270 −14 2 strokes United States Gerry Norquist

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Harrington wins in Brazil". RTÉ Sport. 2 April 2000. Retrieved 2010-06-09.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Fichardt strikes in Sao Paulo". BBC Sport. 25 March 2001. Retrieved 2010-06-09.

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