Sanyo Open

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The Sanyo Open was a European Tour golf tournament which was held annually in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from 1982 to 1986. It was played at Sant Cugat the first year and thereafter at El Prat. The most notable winner was the Spanish five time major championship winner Seve Ballesteros. In 1986 the prize fund was £175,688, which was above average for a European Tour event at that time.


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
1986 José María Olazábal  Spain 273 −15 3 strokes England Howard Clark
1985 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 272 −16 3 strokes South Africa Jeff Hawkes
1984 Sam Torrance  Scotland 281 −7 Playoff Republic of Ireland Des Smyth
1983 Des Smyth  Ireland 279 −9 1 stroke South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
England Mark James
1982 Neil Coles  England 266 −14 1 stroke England Gary Cullen

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