Heineken Classic

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The Heineken Classic was a men's professional golf tournament played in Australia from 1993 to 2005 as part of the PGA Tour of Australasia.[1]

It was held at the Vines Resort in Western Australia from 1993 to 2001 and moved to the Royal Melbourne Golf Club from 2002 to 2005. From 1996 onwards it was co-sanctioned by the European Tour. In 2005 it was the most lucrative golf tournament in Australasia, but the 2006 event was cancelled after the sponsor withdrew and the promoters were unable to find a replacement. This was one of a series of tournaments to be cancelled in Australia within the space of a few years.[2] The winners of the Heineken Classic during its thirteen-year run included former World Number 1s Ernie Els and Ian Woosnam and future U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
2005 Craig Parry  Australia 270 −14 Playoff Australia Nick O'Hern
2004 Ernie Els (3)  South Africa 268 −20 1 stroke Australia Adam Scott
2003 Ernie Els (2)  South Africa 273 −15 1 stroke England Nick Faldo
Australia Peter Lonard
2002 Ernie Els  South Africa 271 −17 5 strokes Australia Peter Fowler
England David Howell
Australia Peter O'Malley
2001 Michael Campbell (2)  New Zealand 270 −18 5 strokes New Zealand David Smail
2000 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 268 −20 6 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
1999 Jarrod Moseley  Australia 274 −14 1 stroke South Africa Ernie Els
Germany Bernhard Langer
Australia Peter Lonard
1998 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 280 −8 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
1997 Miguel Ángel Martín  Spain 273 −15 1 stroke United States Fred Couples
1996 Ian Woosnam  Wales 277 −11 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley
France Jean van de Velde
Prior to European Tour co-sanctioning


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