Egyptian Open

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Egyptian Open
Tournament information
Location Egypt Egypt
Established 1921
Course(s) JW Marriott, Mirage City Golf
Par 72
Length 7,108 yards (6,500 m)
Tour(s) Challenge Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund US$250,000
Month played October
Current champion
Chile Mark Tullo

The Egyptian Open is the national open golf tournament of Egypt. It was first played in 1921, and is the oldest professional competition in the Middle East.[1] During the early 1950s, it was contested by many of the world's leading golfers, with winners including Bobby Locke and Bernard Hunt.[2][3]

In 2009, the tournament once again attracted an international field including eight time European Tour Order of Merit winner and captain of the 2010 European Ryder Cup team Colin Montgomerie.[1] During the event, it was announced that a deal had been signed which would see the Egyptian Open become an event on the second tier Challenge Tour for a minimum of three years from 2010.[4]

The Challenge Tour last visited Egypt in 2004 for the Al Ahram-Jolie Ville Sharm El Sheikh Challenge.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score
2010 Chile Mark Tullo 275 (−13)
2009 England Steven Tiley 275 (−13)
2008 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
2007 Sweden Calle Carlsson
2006 Egypt Ayman Mahmoud
2005 Sweden Calle Carlsson
2004 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
2003 Egypt Amr Zaki
2002 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
2001 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
2000 No tournament
1999 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1998 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1997 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1995–96 No tournament
1994 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1993 Egypt Raouf Mahrous
1992 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1991 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1990 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1989 Egypt Amr Abu El Ela
1988 Egypt Ramy Taher
1987 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1986 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1985 Egypt Abdel Halim Kahoul
1984 Egypt Ramy Taher
1983 Egypt Ramy Taher
1982 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1981 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1980 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1979 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1978 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1977 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1976 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1975 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1974 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1973 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1972 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1971 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1970 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1969 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1968 Egypt Cherif El-Sayed Cherif
1967 Egypt Abdel Halim Kahoul
1966 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1965 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1964 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1963 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1962 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1961 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1960 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1959 Egypt Cherif El-Sayed Cherif
1958 Egypt Mohamed Said Doche
1957 No tournament
1956 England Bernard Hunt 281[5]
1955 Egypt Khattab Hassan
1954 South Africa Bobby Locke 274[6]
1953 Egypt Naaman Aly
1952 Egypt Hassan Hassanein
1951 Egypt Hassan Hassanein
1950 Egypt Hassan Hassanein
1949 Egypt Hassan Hassanein
1948 Egypt Khattab Hassan
1947 Egypt Khattab Hassan
1946 England John Plant (a)
1945 Scotland James Wynne
1940–44 No tournament
1939 England Mike Gardner (a) 310[7]
1938 England Ralph Moffitt
1937 Scotland James Wynne
1936 Scotland James Wynne
1935 England Ralph Moffitt
1934 Scotland James Wynne
1933 England Ralph Moffitt
1932 England Ralph Moffitt
1931 P. D. Miller (a)
1930 England Ralph Moffitt
1929 England Ralph Moffitt
1928 England Ralph Moffitt
1927 F. H. Hayward (a)
1926 J. G. Kerr
1925 M. W. J. Hime (a)
1924 P. A. Wood
1923 T. L. C. Heald (a)
1922 England Edmund Forrest
1921 G. R. Kinder (a)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Montgomerie set for 2009 Egyptian Open debut". Arab News. 20 October 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  2. ^ Severino, Dick (1972). "Golf In The Arab World; The Courses". Sports in the Arab World. 23 (7): 18–21. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  3. ^ Severino, Dick (1972). "Golf In The Arab World; The Players". Sports in the Arab World. 23 (7): 22–23. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  4. ^ McKee, William (12–18 November 2009). "It's no mirage". Al-Ahram Weekly (972). Archived from the original on 2009-11-23. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  5. ^ "Egyptian title for Hunt". The Glasgow Herald. 2 April 1956. Retrieved 2011-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Locke is winner by wide margin". Spokane Daily Chronicle. 5 April 1954. Retrieved 2011-02-15. 
  7. ^ "Newcomer wins Open Championship - M.R. Gardner new champion". Egyptian Mail. 1 February 1939. 

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