Italian Open (golf)

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Italian Open
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 September
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Percy Alliss (1935)
Francesco Molinari (2016)
To par −25 Hennie Otto (2008)
Current champion
Italy Francesco Molinari
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's first season in 1972.

The Italian Open is currently played in September at the Golf Club Milano in Monza. In 2016, it had a prize fund of €3.0 million.

In 2008, South African 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.[1]

Winners[edit]

[2]

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Open d'Italia presented by Damiani
2016 Francesco Molinari (2)  Italy GC Milano 262 −22 1 stroke England Danny Willett
2015 Rikard Karlberg  Sweden GC Milano 269 −19 Playoff Germany Martin Kaymer
2014 Hennie Otto (2)  South Africa GC Torino 268 −20 2 strokes England David Howell
Open d'Italia Lindt
2013 Julien Quesne  France GC 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 di Tolcinasco Golf & CC 263 −25 1 stroke England Oliver Wilson
Telecom Italia Open
2007 Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño  Spain Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC 200* −16 Playoff Austria Markus Brier
2006 Francesco Molinari  Italy Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC 265 −23 4 strokes Denmark Anders Hansen
Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
2005 Steve Webster  England Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC 270 −18 3 strokes Wales Bradley Dredge
England Richard Finch
Denmark Anders Hansen
2004 Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland Castello di Tolcinasco Golf & CC 197* −19 Playoff France Thomas Levet
Italian Open Telecom Italia
2003 Mathias Grönberg  Sweden Gardagolf Country Club 271 −17 2 strokes Argentina Ricardo González
Spain José Manuel Lara
Scotland Colin Montgomerie
2002 Ian Poulter (2)  England Olgiata GC 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 GC Torino 271 −17 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Italian Open
1998 Patrik Sjöland  Sweden GC Castelconturbia 195* −21 3 strokes Sweden Joakim Haeggman
Spain José María Olazábal
Conte of Florence Italian Open
1997 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany Gardagolf Country Club 273 −15 1 stroke Spain José María Olazábal
1996 Jim Payne  England Golf Club Bergamo 275 −9 1 stroke Sweden Patrik Sjöland
Italian Open
1995 Sam Torrance (2)  Scotland GC Le Rovedine 269 −19 2 strokes Spain José Rivero
Tisettanta Italian Open
1994 Eduardo Romero  Argentina Golf Marco Simone 272 −16 1 stroke New Zealand Greg Turner
Lancia Martini Italian Open
1993 Greg Turner  New Zealand Modena Golf & CC 267 −21 1 stroke Argentina José Cóceres
1992 Sandy Lyle (2)  Scotland GC Monticello 270 −18 1 stroke Scotland Colin Montgomerie
1991 Craig Parry  Australia GC Castelconturbia 279 −9 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
1990 Richard Boxall  England GC Milano 267 −21 5 strokes Spain José María Olazábal
Lancia Italian Open
1989 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland GC Monticello 273 −15 1 stroke Scotland Sam Torrance
1988 Greg Norman  Australia GC Monticello 270 −18 1 stroke Australia Craig Parry
1987 Sam Torrance  Scotland GC Monticello 271 −17 Playoff Spain José Rivero
Italian Open
1986 David Feherty  Northern Ireland Albarella GC 270 −10 Playoff Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
1985 Manuel Piñero  Spain Molinetto CC 267 −21 1 stroke Scotland Sam Torrance
1984 Sandy Lyle  Scotland GC Milano 277 −11 4 strokes United States Bobby Clampett
1983 Bernhard Langer  West Germany GC Ugolino 271 −17 Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros
Scotland Ken Brown
1982 Mark James  England Is Molas Resort 280 −8 3 strokes United States Bobby Clampett
Wales Ian Woosnam
1981 José Maria Cañizares  Spain GC Milano 280 −8 Playoff United States Bobby Clampett
1980 Massimo Mannelli  Italy CG Roma 276 −8 1 stroke South Africa John Bland
Scotland Ken Brown
1979 Brian Barnes  Scotland GC Monticello 281 −7 Playoff South Africa Dale Hayes
1978 Dale Hayes  South Africa Pevero GC 293 +5 3 strokes South Africa Vin Baker
England Tommy Horton
1977 Ángel Gallardo  Spain GC Monticello 286 −2 Playoff Scotland Brian Barnes
1976 Baldovino Dassù  Italy Is Molas Resort 280 −8 8 strokes England Carl Mason
Spain Manuel Piñero
1975 Billy Casper  United States GC Monticello 286 −2 1 stroke Scotland Brian Barnes
1974 Peter Oosterhuis  England CG Venezia 249^ 2 strokes South Africa Dale Hayes
United States Johnny Miller
1973 Tony Jacklin  England CG Roma 284 −4 1 stroke Spain Valentín Barrios
1972 Norman Wood  Scotland CG Villa d'Este 271 −1 2 strokes Wales Brian Huggett

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

Italian Open (pre-European Tour)
Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
1971 Ramón Sota  Spain CG Garlenda 282 (−2) 4 strokes Scotland Brian Barnes
1961-70: No tournament
1960 Brian Wilkes  South Africa CG Venezia 285 2 strokes France Jean Garaïalde
1959 Peter Thomson  Australia CG Villa d'Este 269 1 stroke Italy Alfonso Angelini
1958 Peter Alliss  England CG Varese 282 10 strokes Italy Alfonso Angelini
1957 Harold Henning  South Africa CG Villa d'Este 273 3 strokes France Roger Cotton
1956 Antonio Cerdá  Argentina GC Milano 284 Playoff Belgium Flory Van Donck
1955 Flory Van Donck (4)  Belgium CG Venezia 287 France Henri de Lamaze
1954 Ugo Grappasonni (2)  Italy CG Villa d'Este 272 Playoff England John Jacobs
1953 Flory Van Donck (3)  Belgium CG Villa d'Este 269 6 strokes England Max Faulkner
Wales Dai Rees
1952 Eric Brown  Scotland GC Milano 273 6 strokes Italy Alfonso Angelini
1951 Jimmy Adams  Scotland GC Milano 283 1 stroke Scotland Eric Brown
1950 Ugo Grappasonni  Italy CG Roma 281 Playoff Italy Alfonso Angelini
1949 Hassan Hassanein  Egypt CG Villa d'Este 271 Italy Aldo Casera
1948 Aldo Casera  Italy CG degli Ulivi Sanremo 267 Italy Ugo Grappasonni
Italy Pietro Manca
1947 Flory Van Donck (2)  Belgium CG degli Ulivi Sanremo 263 Italy Aldo Casera
1939–46: No tournament due to World War II
1938 Flory Van Donck  Belgium CG Villa d'Este 276 Italy Pulvio Travaini
1937 Marcel Dallemagne  France CG degli Ulivi Sanremo 276 France Auguste Boyer
1936 Henry Cotton  England CG Sestriere 268 6 strokes United States Joe Ezar
1935 Percy Alliss (2)  England CG degli Ulivi Sanremo 262 5 strokes France Auguste Boyer
England Arthur Havers
1934 N. Nutley  England CG degli Ulivi Sanremo 132 Spain Gonzales
1933: No tournament
1932 Aubrey Boomer  Jersey CG Villa d'Este 143 France Auguste Boyer
1931 Auguste Boyer (4)  France CG Villa d'Este 141 France René Golias
1930 Auguste Boyer (3)  France CG Villa d'Este 140 France Marcel Dallemagne
1929 René Golias  France CG Villa d'Este 143 France Auguste Boyer
1928 Auguste Boyer (2)  France CG Villa d'Este 145 1 stroke France Jean Baptiste Loth
1927 Percy Alliss  England CG Alpino di Stresa 145 Playoff France Marcel Dallemagne
1926 Auguste Boyer  France CG Alpino di Stresa 147 Scotland Alec Ross
1925 Francesco Pasquali  Italy CG 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]

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