Sarazen World Open

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The Sarazen World Open was an unofficial event on the PGA Tour from 1994 to 1999. It was played at Chateau Elan (Legends course) in Braselton, Georgia except for 1999 when it was played at PGA Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. It was named in honor of golfer Gene Sarazen.

Most of its field consisted of national open winners from around the world from the previous two years. In 1999, it was a European Tour official event. From 1996 to 1998, it was known as the Subaru Sarazen World Open.


European Tour event
Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runners-up Purse ($) First prize ($)
1999 Thomas Bjørn  Denmark 273 −15 2 strokes Switzerland Paolo Quirici
Japan Katsuyoshi Tomori
600,000 100,000
Unofficial money event (1994–1998)
Year Winner Country Score Runner(s)-up Purse ($) First prize ($)
1998 Dudley Hart  United States 272 (−16) United States Bob Tway 2,000,000 360,000
1997 Mark Calcavecchia  United States 271 (−17) England Lee Westwood 2,000,000 360,000
1996 Frank Nobilo (2)  New Zealand 272 (−16) United States Scott Hoch 1,900,000 342,000
1995 Frank Nobilo  New Zealand 216 (−8) Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
1,900,000 350,000
1994 Ernie Els  South Africa 273 (−15) United States Fred Funk 1,900,000 350,000

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