Scandinavian Enterprise Open

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Scandinavian Enterprise Open
Tournament information
Location Sweden
Established 1973
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 1990
Tournament record score
Aggregate 268 Craig Stadler (1990)
268 Ronan Rafferty (1989)
To par −20 (as above)
Final champion
United States Craig Stadler

The Scandinavian Enterprise Open was a golf tournament on the European Tour that was played in Sweden until 1990, when it had a prize fund of £400,000, which was mid-range for the tour at that time.

In 1991, the tournament was merged with fellow Sweden-based European Tour event, the PLM Open, with the resultant tournament being called the Scandinavian Masters.[1]


Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
1990 Craig Stadler  United States 268 −20 4 strokes Australia Craig Parry
1989 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 268 −20 2 strokes United States Michael Allen
1988 Seve Ballesteros (3)  Spain 270 −18 5 strokes Australia Gerry Taylor
1987 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 277 −11 Playoff Sweden Magnus Persson
1986 Greg Turner  New Zealand 270 −18 Playoff United States Craig Stadler
1985 Ian Baker-Finch  Australia 274 −14 2 strokes Australia Graham Marsh
1984 Ian Woosnam  Wales 280 −4 6 strokes Australia Michael Clayton
1983 Sam Torrance  Scotland 280 −8 1 stroke United States Craig Stadler
1982 Bob Byman (2)  United States 275 −9 3 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance
1981 Seve Ballesteros (2)  Spain 273 −11 5 strokes Spain Antonio Garrido
1980 Greg Norman  Australia 276 −12 3 strokes England Mark James
1979 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 276 −12 3 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
1978 Seve Ballesteros  Spain 279 −9 1 stroke South Africa Dale Hayes
1977 Bob Byman  United States 275 −13 1 stroke South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
1976 Hugh Baiocchi  South Africa 271 −17 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
1975 George Burns  United States 279 −5 Playoff Australia Graham Marsh
1974 Tony Jacklin  England 279 −5 11 strokes Spain José María Cañizares
1973 Bob Charles  New Zealand 278 −10 2 strokes South Africa Vin Baker
England Tony Jacklin
England Hedley Muscroft

Tournament highlights[edit]

  • 1973: Bob Charles wins the inaugural edition of the tournament. He finishes two shots ahead of Tony Jacklin, Hedley Muscroft, and Vin Baker.[2]
  • 1974: Tony Jacklin wins by 11 shots over José Maria Cañizares despite his shooting a final round 75.[3]
  • 1977: Seve Ballesteros is struck by lightning on the 14th fairway during the second round of play. He escaped major injury and continued playing.[4] Earlier in the same day Ballesteros got in a rules dispute when Lon Hinkle accused him of marking his ball incorrectly.[5]
  • 1987: Magnus Persson's attempt to become the Scandinavian Enterprise Open's first Swedish winner is foiled when Gordon Brand, Jnr defeats him on the first hole of a sudden death playoff.[6]
  • 1988: Seve Ballesteros wins the Scandinavian Open for a third time. He finishes five ahead of Gerry Taylor.[7]
  • 1990: Craig Stadler shoots a final round 61 to win the last edition of the tournament. He finishes four shots ahead of Craig Parry.[8]


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