Portuguese Open

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Portuguese Open
Tournament information
Location Estoril, Portugal
Established 1953
Course(s) Penha Longa Golf Club
Par 72
Length 6,904 yards
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,000,000
Final champion
Denmark Thomas Bjørn

The Portuguese Open was an annual tournament on men's golf's European Tour that was last played in 2010. It was first played in 1953, and was part of the European Tour's schedule beginning in 1973. Up until 2010, it was played in late March or early April each year, and was one of the first European Tour events of the season to be played in Europe, after the season spent the northern winter in Asia, Australasia and South Africa. In 2010, the tournament moved to a June date. In 2010 the prize fund was €1.0 million, which is one of the smaller purses on the European Tour.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Estoril Open de Portugal
2010 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark Penha Longa 265 −23 5 strokes Australia Richard Green
2009 Michael Hoey  Northern Ireland Oitavos Dunes 277 −7 Playoff Spain Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño
2008 Grégory Bourdy  France Oitavos Dunes 266 −18 Playoff Scotland Alastair Forsyth
England David Howell
2007 Pablo Martín (amateur)  Spain Oitavos Golfe 277 −7 1 stroke France Raphaël Jacquelin
Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2006 Paul Broadhurst (2)  England Le Meridien Penina 271 −17 1 stroke England Anthony Wall
Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2005 Paul Broadhurst  England Oitavos Golfe 271 −13 1 stroke Scotland Paul Lawrie
Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2004 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain Le Meridien Penina 272 −16 2 strokes Australia Terry Price
Algarve Open de Portugal
2003 Fredrik Jacobson  Sweden Vale do Lobo 283 −5 1 stroke England Brian Davis
Wales Jamie Donaldson
Wales Bradley Dredge
2002 Carl Pettersson  Sweden Vale do Lobo 142 −2 Playoff England David Gilford
2001 Phillip Price (2)  Wales Quinta do Lago 273 −15 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Germany Sven Strüver
Algarve Portuguese Open
2000 Gary Orr  Scotland Le Meridien Penina 275 −13 1 stroke Wales Phillip Price
1999 Van Phillips  England Le Meridien Penina 276 −12 Playoff England John Bickerton
Portuguese Open
1998 Peter Mitchell  England Le Meridien Penina 274 −18 1 stroke England David Gilford
Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
1997 Michael Jonzon  Sweden Aroeira 269 −19 3 strokes Spain Ignacio Garrido
1996 Wayne Riley  Australia Aroeira 271 −13 2 strokes England Mark Davis
England Martin Gates
1995 Adam Hunter  Scotland Penha Longa 277 −11 Playoff Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
1994 Phillip Price  Wales Penha Longa 278 −6 4 strokes England Paul Eales
England David Gilford
South Africa Retief Goosen
1993 David Gilford  England Vila-Sol 275 −13 Playoff Argentina Jorge Berendt
1992 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland Vila-Sol 273 −15 1 stroke Sweden Anders Forsbrand
1991 Steven Richardson  England Estela 283 −5 3 strokes Argentina Vicente Fernández
Portuguese Open TPC
1990 Michael McLean  England Quinta do Lago 274 −14 1 stroke Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
Australia Mike Harwood
1989 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland Quinta do Lago 264 −24 11 strokes Australia Rodger Davis
Spain Manuel Moreno
United States Mike Smith
Portuguese Open
1988 Mike Harwood  Australia Quinta do Lago 280 −8 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
1987 Robert Lee  England Estoril GC 195* −12 1 stroke Scotland Sam Torrance
1986 Mark McNulty  Zimbabwe Quinta do Lago 270 −18 4 strokes England Ian Mosey
1985 Warren Humphreys  England Quinta do Lago 279 −9 1 stroke South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
1984 Tony Johnstone  Zimbabwe Quinta do Lago 274 −14 3 strokes England Michael King
1983 Sam Torrance (2)  Scotland Troia 286 −2 3 strokes England Chris Moody
1982 Sam Torrance  Scotland Penina 207* −12 4 strokes England Nick Faldo
1980–81: No tournament
1979 Brian Barnes  Scotland Vilamoura 287 −5 2 strokes Spain Francisco Abreu
1978 Howard Clark  England Penina 291 −1 1 stroke Scotland Brian Barnes
South Africa Simon Hobday
1977 Manuel Ramos  Spain Penina 287 −5 2 strokes South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
1976 Salvador Balbuena  Spain Quinta do Lago 283 −5 4 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance
1975 Hal Underwood  United States Penina 292 Even 3 strokes Argentina Vicente Fernández
1974 Brian Huggett  Wales Estoril GC 272 −4 4 strokes South Africa John Fourie
1973 Jaime Benito  Spain Penina 294 +2 Playoff Scotland Bernard Gallacher

*Tournament shortened to 54 holes.
Tournament shortened to 36 holes.

Pre-European Tour
Year Winner Country
1972 German Garrido  Spain
1971 Lionel Platts  England
1970 Ramón Sota (3)  Spain
1969 Ramón Sota (2)  Spain
1968 Max Faulkner  England
1967 Ángel Gallardo  Spain
1966 Alfonso Angelini (2)  Italy
1965 No tournament
1964 Ángel Miguel (3)  Spain
1963 Ramón Sota  Spain
1962 Alfonso Angelini  Italy
1961 Ken Bousfield (2)  England
1960 Ken Bousfield  England
1959 Sebastián Miguel  Spain
1958 Peter Alliss  England
1957 No tournament
1956 Ángel Miguel (2)  Spain
1955 Flory Van Donck  Belgium
1954 Ángel Miguel  Spain
1953 Eric Brown  Scotland

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