European Open (golf)

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Porsche European Open
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Tournament information
Location Germany
Established 1978
Course(s) Green Eagle Golf Courses
Par 73
Length 7,831 yards (7,161 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
England Jordan Smith
GreenEagle is located in Germany
GreenEagle
Green
Eagle
Location in Germany

The European Open is 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. After a five-year hiatus, the event returned to the European Tour schedule in 2015, now played in Germany.

Venues[edit]

Venue Location First Last Times
Walton Heath Golf Club Surrey, England 1978 1991 5
Turnberry South Ayrshire, Scotland 1979 1979 1
Royal Liverpool Golf Club Wirral, England 1981 1981 1
Sunningdale Golf Club Berkshire, England 1982 1992 8
East Sussex National Golf Club Uckfield, England 1993 1994 2
The K Club Straffan, Ireland 1995 2007 13
London Golf Club Kent, England 2008 2009 2
Golf Resort Bad Griesbach Bad Griesbach, Germany 2015 2016 2
Green Eagle Golf Courses Winsen, Germany 2017 2017 1

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Porsche European Open
2017 Jordan Smith  England Green Eagle 275 −13 Playoff France Alexander Lévy
2016 Alexander Lévy  France Bad Griesbach 1941 −19 Playoff England Ross Fisher
2015 Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand Bad Griesbach 267 −17 1 stroke England Graeme Storm
European Open
2010–14: No tournament
2009 Christian Cévaër  France London Golf Club 281 −7 1 stroke Scotland Gary Orr
Spain Álvaro Quirós
England Steve Webster
2008 Ross Fisher  England London Golf Club 268 −20 7 strokes Spain Sergio García
Smurfit Kappa European Open
2007 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland The K Club 269 −11 1 stroke Sweden Niclas Fasth
2006 Stephen Dodd  Wales The K Club 279 −9 2 strokes Spain José Manuel Lara
England Anthony Wall
Smurfit European Open
2005 Kenneth Ferrie  England The K Club 285 −3 2 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
England Graeme Storm
2004 Retief Goosen  South Africa The K Club 275 −13 5 strokes Australia Richard Green
Australia Peter O'Malley
England Lee Westwood
2003 Phillip Price  Wales The K Club 272 −16 1 stroke Scotland Alastair Forsyth
Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
2002 Michael Campbell  New Zealand The K Club 282 −6 1 stroke Wales Bradley Dredge
South Africa Retief Goosen
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Scotland Paul Lawrie
2001 Darren Clarke  Northern Ireland The K Club 273 −15 3 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Wales Ian Woosnam
2000 Lee Westwood (2)  England The K Club 276 −12 1 stroke Argentina Ángel Cabrera
1999 Lee Westwood  England The K Club 271 −17 3 strokes Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
Australia Peter O'Malley
1998 Mathias Grönberg  Sweden The K Club 275 −13 10 strokes Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
Wales Phillip Price
1997 Per-Ulrik Johansson (2)  Sweden The K Club 267 −21 6 strokes England Peter Baker
1996 Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden The K Club 277 −11 1 stroke Italy Costantino Rocca
1995 Bernhard Langer (2)  Germany The K Club 280 −8 Playoff England Barry Lane
European Open
1994 David Gilford  England East Sussex National 275 −13 5 strokes Spain José María Olazábal
Italy Costantino Rocca
GA European Open
1993 Gordon Brand, Jnr (2)  Scotland East Sussex National 275 −13 7 strokes Wales Phillip Price
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
1992 Nick Faldo  England Sunningdale 262 −18 3 strokes Sweden Robert Karlsson
1991 Mike Harwood  Australia Walton Heath 277 −11 2 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle
Panasonic European Open
1990 Peter Senior  Australia Sunningdale 267 −13 1 stroke Wales Ian Woosnam
1989 Andrew Murray  England Walton Heath 277 −11 1 stroke New Zealand Frank Nobilo
1988 Ian Woosnam  Wales Sunningdale 260 −20 3 strokes England Nick Faldo
1987 Paul Way  England Walton Heath 279 −9 2 strokes South Africa John Bland
Scotland Gordon Brand, Jnr
1986 Greg Norman  Australia Sunningdale 269 −11 Playoff Scotland Ken Brown
1985 Bernhard Langer  West Germany Sunningdale 269 −11 3 strokes Republic of Ireland John O'Leary
1984 Gordon Brand, Jnr  Scotland Sunningdale 270 −10 3 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
Australia Noel Ratcliffe
1983 Isao Aoki  Japan Sunningdale 274 −6 2 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
England Nick Faldo
England Carl Mason
European Open Championship
1982 Manuel Piñero  Spain Sunningdale 266 −14 2 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance
Dixcel Tissues European Open
1981 Graham Marsh  Australia Royal Liverpool 275 −13 2 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
European Open Championship
1980 Tom Kite  United States Walton Heath 284 −8 1 stroke United States Lon Hinkle
United States Leonard Thompson
1979 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Turnberry 275 −9 7 strokes South Africa Dale Hayes
England Peter Townsend
1978 Bobby Wadkins  United States Walton Heath 283 −5 Playoff Scotland Bernard Gallacher
United States Gil Morgan

1 Tournament reduced to 54 holes due to numerous fog delays.

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Coordinates: 53°19′19″N 10°13′23″E / 53.322°N 10.223°E / 53.322; 10.223