Bob Hope British Classic
The Bob Hope British Classic was the original and most often used name of a European Tour golf tournament which was played in England every year but one from 1980 to 1991. It had six different names in total. The English born American entertainer Bob Hope was one of the most prominent celebrity friends of golf, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. All of the tournaments except the first and the last were played at Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire, just to the north of London. The best known winner was the German future World Number 1 Bernhard Langer. In 1991 the prize fund was £252,370, which was below average for a European Tour event at that time.
|Course(s)||Royal Liverpool GC (1991)|
Moor Park GC (1981–1990)
R.A.C. G&CC (1980)
|Aggregate||269 José Maria Cañizares (1980, 1983)|
|To par||−19 José Maria Cañizares (1980, 1983)|
|1991||Paul Broadhurst||England||Royal Liverpool GC||272||−16||7 strokes||Ronan Rafferty|||
|Wang Four Stars|
|1990||Rodger Davis (2)||Australia||Moor Park GC||271||−17||Playoff|| Michael Clayton
|1989||Craig Parry||Australia||Moor Park GC||273||−15||Playoff||Ian Woosnam|||
|Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity|
|1988||Rodger Davis||Australia||Moor Park GC||275||−1||1 stroke|| José María Cañizares
|London Standard Four-Stars National Pro-Celebrity|
|1987||Mark McNulty||Zimbabwe||Moor Park GC||273||−15||Playoff||Sam Torrance|||
|1986||Antonio Garrido||Spain||Moor Park GC||275||−13||1 stroke|| José María Olazábal
|Four-Stars National Pro-Celebrity|
|1985||Ken Brown||Scotland||Moor Park GC||277||−3||1 stroke||Gordon Brand, Jnr|||
|Bob Hope British Classic|
|1983||José María Cañizares (2)||Spain||Moor Park GC||269||−19||1 stroke||David Feherty|||
|1982||Gordon Brand, Jnr||Scotland||Moor Park GC||272||−16||3 strokes||Mark James|||
|1981||Bernhard Langer||West Germany||Moor Park GC||200||−13||5 strokes||Peter Oosterhuis|||
|1980||José María Cañizares||Spain||R.A.C. G&CC||269||−19||1 stroke|| Seve Ballesteros
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- "Canizares a winner at last". Glasgow Herald. 26 September 1983. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- Jacobs, Raymond (27 September 1982). "Another classic win for rookie Brand". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- Jacobs, Raymond (28 September 1981). "Langer calm on the road to victory". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
- Jacobs, Raymond (29 September 1980). "Canizares comes from 7 behind". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
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