Italian Open (golf)

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Italian Open
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Tournament information
Location Monza, Italy
Established 1925
Course(s) Golf Club Milano
Par 72
Length 7,156 yards (6,543 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 3,000,000
Month played October
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Percy Alliss (1935)
Francesco Molinari (2016)
To par −25 Hennie Otto (2008)
Current champion
England Tyrrell Hatton
Monza is located in Italy
Monza
Monza
Location in Italy

The Italian Open is the Italian national open golf championship for men. It was founded in 1925 and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since the tour was founded in 1972. The 2018 event will be the 75th edition of the championship.

The 2016 Italian Open was played in September at the Golf Club Milano in Monza with a prize fund of €3 million. In 2017 it became one of the European Tour Rolex Series events, moving to October, with total prize money of US$ 7 million. The 2018 tournament will be played in late May and early June at Gardagolf Country Club near Lake Garda.[1]

History[edit]

In 2008, Hennie Otto was just one stroke away from the tournament aggregate record of 262, set by Percy Alliss in 1935 on the course at Sanremo, which even by the standards of the day was relatively short, at just 5,200 yards.[2]

Venues[edit]

Venue Location First Last Times
Golf Club Alpino di Stresa Stresa 1925 1927 3
Circolo Golf Villa d'Este Montorfano 1928 1972 12
Circolo Golf degli Ulivi, Sanremo Sanremo 1934 1948 5
Sestrieres Golf Club Sestriere 1936 1936 1
Circolo del Golf Roma, Acquasanta Rome 1950 1980 3
Golf Club Milano Monza 1951 2017 9
Circolo Golf Venezia Venice 1955 1974 3
Golf Club Varese Varese 1958 1958 1
Golf Club Garlenda Garlenda 1971 1971 1
Olgiata Golf Club Rome 1973 2002 1 (+1)
Golf Club Monticello Como 1975 1992 7
Circolo Golf Is Molas Pula, Sardinia 1976 2001 4
Pevero Golf Club Arzachena, Sardinia 1978 1978 1
Circolo Golf Ugolino Florence 1983 1983 1
Molinetto Country Club Milan 1985 1985 1
Golf Club Albarella Venice 1986 1986 1
Castelconturbia Golf Club Borgomanero 1991 1998 2
Modena Golf and Country Club Modena 1993 1993 1
Marco Simone Golf and Country Club Rome 1994 1994 1
Le Rovedine Golf Club Milan 1995 1995 1
Golf Club Bergamo "L'Albenza" Bergamo 1996 1996 1
Gardagolf Country Club Brescia 1997 2018 3
Circolo Golf Torino "La Mandria" Turin 1999 2014 3
Golf Club Castello Tolcinasco Milan 2004 2008 5
Royal Park i Roveri Turin 2009 2012 4

In 1973 the first two rounds were played on two different courses, Acquasanta and Olgiata, everyone playing one round on each course. After the cut, Acquasanta was then used for the final two rounds.

Winners[edit]

[3]

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Open d'Italia
2018 Gardagolf
2017 Tyrrell Hatton  England Milano 263 –21 1 stroke Thailand Kiradech Aphibarnrat,
England Ross Fisher
2016 Francesco Molinari (2)  Italy Milano 262 −22 1 stroke England Danny Willett
Open d'Italia presented by Damiani
2015 Rikard Karlberg  Sweden Milano 269 −19 Playoff Germany Martin Kaymer
2014 Hennie Otto (2)  South Africa Torino 268 −20 2 strokes England David Howell
Open d'Italia Lindt
2013 Julien Quesne  France Torino 276 −12 1 stroke Republic of Ireland David Higgins
England Steve Webster
BMW Italian Open
2012 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño (2)  Spain Royal Park i Roveri 264 −24 2 strokes South Africa Garth Mulroy
2011 Robert Rock  England Royal Park i Roveri 267 −21 1 stroke England Gary Boyd
Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
2010 Fredrik Andersson Hed  Sweden Royal Park i Roveri 268 −16 2 strokes England David Horsey
2009 Daniel Vancsik  Argentina Royal Park i Roveri 267 −17 6 strokes United States John Daly
France Raphaël Jacquelin
England Robert Rock
Methorios Capital Italian Open
2008 Hennie Otto  South Africa Castello Tolcinasco 263 −25 1 stroke England Oliver Wilson
Telecom Italia Open
2007 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain Castello Tolcinasco 200* −16 Playoff Austria Markus Brier
2006 Francesco Molinari  Italy Castello Tolcinasco 265 −23 4 strokes Denmark Anders Hansen
Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
2005 Steve Webster  England Castello Tolcinasco 270 −18 3 strokes Wales Bradley Dredge
England Richard Finch
Denmark Anders Hansen
2004 Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland Castello Tolcinasco 197* −19 Playoff France Thomas Levet
Italian Open Telecom Italia
2003 Mathias Grönberg  Sweden Gardagolf 271 −17 2 strokes Argentina Ricardo González
Spain José Manuel Lara
Scotland Colin Montgomerie
2002 Ian Poulter (2)  England Olgiata 197* −19 2 strokes Scotland Paul Lawrie
Atlanet Italian Open
2001 Grégory Havret  France Is Molas 268 −20 1 stroke Wales Bradley Dredge
Italian Open
2000 Ian Poulter  England Is Molas 267 −21 1 stroke Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
Fiat and Fila Italian Open
1999 Dean Robertson  Scotland Torino 271 −17 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Italian Open
1998 Patrik Sjöland  Sweden Castelconturbia 195* −21 3 strokes Sweden Joakim Haeggman
Spain José María Olazábal
Conte of Florence Italian Open
1997 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany Gardagolf 273 −15 1 stroke Spain José María Olazábal
1996 Jim Payne  England Bergamo 275 −9 1 stroke Sweden Patrik Sjöland
Italian Open
1995 Sam Torrance (2)  Scotland Le Rovedine 269 −19 2 strokes Spain José Rivero
Tisettanta Italian Open
1994 Eduardo Romero  Argentina Marco Simone 272 −16 1 stroke New Zealand Greg Turner
Lancia Martini Italian Open
1993 Greg Turner  New Zealand Modena 267 −21 1 stroke Argentina José Cóceres
1992 Sandy Lyle (2)  Scotland Monticello 270 −18 1 stroke Scotland Colin Montgomerie
1991 Craig Parry  Australia Castelconturbia 279 −9 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
1990 Richard Boxall  England Milano 267 −21 5 strokes Spain José María Olazábal
Lancia Italian Open
1989 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland Monticello 273 −15 1 stroke Scotland Sam Torrance
1988 Greg Norman  Australia Monticello 270 −18 1 stroke Australia Craig Parry
1987 Sam Torrance  Scotland Monticello 271 −17 Playoff Spain José Rivero
Italian Open
1986 David Feherty  Northern Ireland Albarella 270 −10 Playoff Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
1985 Manuel Piñero  Spain Molinetto 267 −21 1 stroke Scotland Sam Torrance
1984 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Milano 277 −11 4 strokes United States Bobby Clampett
1983 Bernhard Langer  West Germany Ugolino 271 −17 Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros
Scotland Ken Brown
1982 Mark James  England Is Molas 280 −8 3 strokes United States Bobby Clampett
Wales Ian Woosnam
1981 José Maria Cañizares  Spain Milano 280 −8 Playoff United States Bobby Clampett
1980 Massimo Mannelli  Italy Acquasanta 276 −8 5 strokes South Africa John Bland
Scotland Ken Brown
1979 Brian Barnes  Scotland Monticello 281 −7 Playoff South Africa Dale Hayes
1978 Dale Hayes  South Africa Pevero 293 +5 3 strokes South Africa Vin Baker
England Tommy Horton
1977 Ángel Gallardo  Spain Monticello 286 −2 Playoff Scotland Brian Barnes
1976 Baldovino Dassù  Italy Is Molas 280 −8 8 strokes England Carl Mason
Spain Manuel Piñero
1975 Billy Casper  United States Monticello 286 −2 1 stroke Scotland Brian Barnes
1974 Peter Oosterhuis  England Venezia 249^ −2 2 strokes South Africa Dale Hayes
United States Johnny Miller
1973 Tony Jacklin  England Acquasanta
(and Olgiata)
284 −4 1 stroke Spain Valentín Barrios
1972 Norman Wood  Scotland Villa d'Este 271 −1 2 strokes Wales Brian Huggett
Italian Open (prior to European Tour sanction)
1971 Ramón Sota  Spain Garlenda 282 −2 4 strokes Scotland Brian Barnes

*Tournament shortened to three rounds due to rain.
^Only nine holes (par 35) were played in the first round of the 1974 tournament.

Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1961-70: No tournament
1960 Brian Wilkes  South Africa Venezia 285 2 strokes France Jean Garaïalde
1959 Peter Thomson  Australia Villa d'Este 269 1 stroke Italy Alfonso Angelini
1958 Peter Alliss  England Varese 282 10 strokes Italy Alfonso Angelini
1957 Harold Henning  South Africa Villa d'Este 273 3 strokes France Roger Cotton
1956 Antonio Cerdá  Argentina Milano 284 Playoff Belgium Flory Van Donck
1955 Flory Van Donck (4)  Belgium Venezia 287 1 stroke France Henri de Lamaze (a)
1954 Ugo Grappasonni (2)  Italy Villa d'Este 272 Playoff England John Jacobs
1953 Flory Van Donck (3)  Belgium Villa d'Este 269 6 strokes England Max Faulkner
Wales Dai Rees
1952 Eric Brown  Scotland Milano 273 6 strokes Italy Alfonso Angelini
1951 Jimmy Adams  Scotland Milano 283 1 stroke Scotland Eric Brown
1950 Ugo Grappasonni  Italy Acquasanta 281 Playoff Italy Alfonso Angelini
1949 Hassan Hassanein  Egypt Villa d'Este 271 Italy Aldo Casera
1948 Aldo Casera  Italy Golf Sanremo 267 Italy Ugo Grappasonni
Italy Pietro Manca
1947 Flory Van Donck (2)  Belgium Golf Sanremo 263 Italy Aldo Casera
1939–46: No tournament due to World War II
1938 Flory Van Donck  Belgium Villa d'Este 276 Italy Pulvio Travaini
1937 Marcel Dallemagne  France Golf Sanremo 276 Playoff France Auguste Boyer
1936 Henry Cotton  England Sestrieres 268 6 strokes United States Joe Ezar
1935 Percy Alliss (2)  England Golf Sanremo 262 5 strokes France Auguste Boyer
England Arthur Havers
1934 Norman Nutley  England Golf Sanremo 132 Spain Gonzales
1933: No tournament
1932 Aubrey Boomer  Jersey Villa d'Este 143 France Auguste Boyer
1931 Auguste Boyer (4)  France Villa d'Este 141 France René Golias
1930 Auguste Boyer (3)  France Villa d'Este 140 France Marcel Dallemagne
1929 René Golias  France Villa d'Este 143 France Auguste Boyer
1928 Auguste Boyer (2)  France Villa d'Este 145 1 stroke France Jean Baptiste Loth
1927 Percy Alliss  England Alpino di Stresa 145 Playoff France Marcel Dallemagne
1926 Auguste Boyer  France Alpino di Stresa 147 Scotland Alec Ross
1925 Francesco Pasquali  Italy Alpino di Stresa 154 1 stroke Guernsey William Jolly

In 1954 Grappasonni beat Jacobs 137 to 138 in the 36-hole playoff.

Multiple winners[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°36′58″N 9°17′31″E / 45.616°N 9.292°E / 45.616; 9.292