Austrian Open (golf)

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Austrian Open
Tournament information
LocationAtzenbrugg, Austria
Course(s)Diamond Country Club
Length7,458 yards (6,820 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
Challenge Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund1,000,000
Month playedApril
Final year2021
Tournament record score
Aggregate261 Markus Brier (2004)
To par−23 as above
Final champion
United States John Catlin
Location Map
Diamond CC is located in Austria
Diamond CC
Diamond CC
Location in Austria

The Austrian Open is a men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. It was founded in 1990, and was a European Tour event for seven straight years up to 1996, being held under a variety of names due to regular changes of title sponsor. The tournament dropped down to the Challenge Tour schedule between 1997 and 2005, with a sharp reduction in prize money, before returning to the main tour for the 2006 season. In 2012, it was announced that the Austrian shopping community Lyoness and its affiliated Greenfinity foundation would be the title sponsors for three seasons.[1][2]

The 2018 event was the first professional tournament to use a shot clock on every shot. The official European Tour time allowances were used: a 50-second allowance for a “first to play approach shot (including a par three tee shot), chip or putt” and a 40-second allowance for a “tee shot on a par four or par five, or second or third to play approach shot, chip or putt”. Players that failed to play within these time limits incurred a one-shot penalty, which was added to their score for that hole. Players had two “time-extensions” in each round, each giving them an extra 40 seconds.[3]

Since 2010 the tournament has been held at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Lower Austria, 35 km west of Vienna.

In 2020, the tournament was a dual-ranking event with the Challenge Tour, due to a revamp of the European Tour's schedule because of COVID-19 pandemic.[4]


2008 Jeev Milkha Singh from India won (in the yellow shirt)
The Australian Richard Green won in 2007
Colin Montgomerie at the Austrian Open 2006
The Austrian Markus Brier, three-time winner of the Austrian Open
Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
Austrian Golf Open
2021 EUR United States John Catlin 274 −14 Playoff Germany Maximilian Kieffer
Austrian Open
2020 CHA, EUR Scotland Marc Warren 275 −13 1 stroke Germany Marcel Schneider
2019: No tournament
Shot Clock Masters
2018 EUR Finland Mikko Korhonen 272 −16 6 strokes Scotland Connor Syme
Lyoness Open
2017 EUR South Africa Dylan Frittelli 276 −12 1 stroke England David Horsey
Finland Mikko Korhonen
South Africa Jbe' Kruger
2016 EUR China Wu Ashun 275 −13 1 stroke Spain Adrián Otaegui
2015 EUR England Chris Wood 273 −15 2 strokes Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello
2014 EUR Sweden Mikael Lundberg 276 −12 Playoff Austria Bernd Wiesberger
2013 EUR Netherlands Joost Luiten 271 −17 2 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
2012 EUR Austria Bernd Wiesberger 269 −19 3 strokes France Thomas Levet
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry
Austrian Golf Open
2011 EUR England Kenneth Ferrie 276 −12 Playoff England Simon Wakefield
2010 EUR Spain José Manuel Lara 271 −17 Playoff England David Lynn
2009 EUR Spain Rafa Cabrera-Bello 264 −20 1 stroke England Benn Barham
Bank Austria GolfOpen
2008 EUR India Jeev Milkha Singh 198[b] −15 1 stroke England Simon Wakefield
BA-CA Golf Open
2007 EUR Australia Richard Green 268 −16 Playoff France Jean-François Remésy
2006 EUR Austria Markus Brier (3) 266 −18 3 strokes Denmark Søren Hansen
2005 CHA Northern Ireland Michael Hoey 265 −19 1 stroke Sweden Steven Jeppesen
2004 CHA Austria Markus Brier (2) 261 −23 8 strokes Finland Roope Kakko
England Lee Slattery
2003 CHA England Robert Coles 275 −13 Playoff Australia Steven Bowditch
Austrian Golf Open
2002 CHA Austria Markus Brier 267 −21 1 stroke Germany Gary Birch Jr.
Austrian Open
2001 CHA England Chris Gane 270 −18 1 stroke England Andrew Marshall
2000: No tournament
Diners Club Austrian Open
1999 CHA Switzerland Juan Ciola 263 −17 Playoff New Zealand Elliot Boult
1998 CHA United States Kevin Carissimi 269 −11 2 strokes Austria Markus Brier
Sweden Per Jacobson
England David R. Jones
Matchmaker Austrian Open
1997 CHA Germany Erol Şimşek 266 −14 3 strokes United States Kevin Carissimi
England David Lynn
Denmark Steen Tinning
Hohe Brücke Open
1996 EUR Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley 269 −19 1 stroke England David Lynn
Spain Juan Carlos Piñero
1995 EUR Germany Alex Čejka 267 −21 4 strokes Spain Ignacio Garrido
Netherlands Rolf Muntz
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
1994 EUR England Mark Davis (2) 270 −18 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Philip Walton
Hohe Brücke Austrian Open
1993 EUR Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty 274 −14 Playoff Denmark Anders Sørensen
Mitsubishi Austrian Open
1992 EUR England Peter Mitchell 271 −17 1 stroke Australia Peter Fowler
England David J. Russell
England Jamie Spence
1991 EUR England Mark Davis 269 −19 5 strokes England Michael McLean
Austrian Open
1990 EUR West Germany Bernhard Langer 271 −17 Playoff United States Lanny Wadkins


  1. ^ CHA − Challenge Tour; EUR − European Tour.
  2. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.


  1. ^ "Lyoness Open: Sponsors". Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  2. ^ "Lyoness Open Sponsor Agreement" (PDF). Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Five things to know - Shot Clock Masters". PGA European Tour. 5 June 2018.
  4. ^ "European Tour and Challenge Tour to resume in Austria". European Tour. 15 June 2020. Retrieved 15 June 2020.

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Coordinates: 48°18′54″N 15°54′25″E / 48.315°N 15.907°E / 48.315; 15.907