European Open (golf)

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European Open
Tournament information
Location Germany
Established 1978
Course(s) Golf Resort Bad Griesbach, Beckenbauer Course
Par 71
Length 7,188 yards (6,573 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 2,000,000
Tournament record score
Aggregate 260 Ian Woosnam (1988)
To par −21 Per-Ulrik Johansson (1997)
Current champion
Thailand Thongchai Jaidee
BadGriesbach is located in Germany
BadGriesbach
Bad
Griesbach
Location in Germany

The European Open was a European Tour golf tournament. Founded in 1978, up to 1994 it was played at various courses in England, including Sunningdale and Walton Heath, except for the 1979 event, which was held at Turnberry in Scotland. Between 1995 and 2007 the tournament was held at the K Club in Straffan, Ireland, before moving again in 2008, this time to the Jack Nicklaus-designed Heritage course at the London Golf Club near Sevenoaks, Kent, England.

It was an important tournament on the Tour, and in 2008 the total prize money was £2.4 million, putting it in the leading group of European Tour events outside of the major championships and the three individual World Golf Championships events.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Porsche European Open
2016
2015 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand 267 −17 1 stroke England Graeme Storm
European Open
2010–14 No tournament
2009 Christian Cévaër  France 281 −7 1 stroke Scotland Gary Orr
Spain Álvaro Quirós
England Steve Webster
2008 Ross Fisher  England 268 −20 7 strokes Spain Sergio García
Smurfit Kappa European Open
2007 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland 269 −11 1 stroke Sweden Niclas Fasth
2006 Stephen Dodd  Wales 279 −9 2 strokes Spain José Manuel Lara
England Anthony Wall
Smurfit European Open
2005 Kenneth Ferrie  England 285 −3 2 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
England Graeme Storm
2004 Retief Goosen  South Africa 275 −13 5 strokes Australia Richard Green
Australia Peter O'Malley
England Lee Westwood
2003 Phillip Price  Wales 272 −16 1 stroke Scotland Alastair Forsyth
Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
2002 Michael Campbell  New Zealand 282 −6 1 stroke Wales Bradley Dredge
South Africa Retief Goosen
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Scotland Paul Lawrie
2001 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland 273 −15 3 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Wales Ian Woosnam
2000 Lee Westwood (2)  England 276 −12 1 stroke Argentina Ángel Cabrera
1999 Lee Westwood  England 271 −17 3 strokes Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
Australia Peter O'Malley
1998 Mathias Grönberg  Sweden 275 −13 10 strokes Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Wales Phillip Price
1997 Per-Ulrik Johansson (2)  Sweden 267 −21 6 strokes England Peter Baker
1996 Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden 277 −11 1 stroke Italy Costantino Rocca
1995 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany 280 −8 Playoff England Barry Lane
European Open
1994 David Gilford  England 275 −13 5 strokes Spain José María Olazábal
Italy Costantino Rocca
GA European Open
1993 Gordon Brand, Jnr (2)  Scotland 275 −13 7 strokes Wales Phillip Price
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
1992 Nick Faldo  England 262 −18 3 strokes Sweden Robert Karlsson
1991 Mike Harwood  Australia 277 −11 2 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle
Panasonic European Open
1990 Peter Senior  Australia 267 −13 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
1989 Andrew Murray  England 277 −11 1 stroke New Zealand Frank Nobilo
1988 Ian Woosnam  Wales 260 −20 3 strokes England Nick Faldo
1987 Paul Way  England 279 −9 2 strokes South Africa John Bland
Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
1986 Greg Norman  Australia 269 −11 Playoff Scotland Ken Brown
1985 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 269 −11 3 strokes Republic of Ireland John O'Leary
1984 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland 270 −10 3 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
Australia Noel Ratcliffe
1983 Isao Aoki  Japan 274 −6 2 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
England Nick Faldo
England Carl Mason
European Open Championship
1982 Manuel Piñero  Spain 266 −14 2 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance
Dixcel Tissues European Open
1981 Graham Marsh  Australia 275 −13 2 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
European Open Championship
1980 Tom Kite  United States 284 −8 1 stroke United States Lon Hinkle
United States Leonard Thompson
1979 Sandy Lyle  Scotland 275 −9 7 strokes South Africa Dale Hayes
England Peter Townsend
1978 Bobby Wadkins  United States 283 −5 Playoff Scotland Bernard Gallacher
United States Gil Morgan

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Coordinates: 48°24′32″N 13°11′35″E / 48.409°N 13.193°E / 48.409; 13.193