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Wales Open

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The Wales Open was a professional golf tournament on the European Tour. It was founded in 2000 and played annually through 2014. The event was hosted at the Celtic Manor Resort in the city of Newport, South Wales, also the venue for the 2010 Ryder Cup. The tournament was originally played over the resort's Wentwood Hills course, through 2004. While that course was being redeveloped for the Ryder Cup, the Wales Open was played for three years (2005–07) on the Roman Road course, a par-69 venue. Since 2008, the event has been played on the Ryder Cup Twenty-Ten course. The tournament has previously been known as the Saab Wales Open and the Celtic Manor Wales Open due to past sponsorship deals.

ISPS Handa Wales Open
LocationNewport, Wales, U.K.
Established2000
Course(s)Celtic Manor Resort
Twenty-Ten Course
Par71
Length7,352 yards (6,723 m)[1]
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund£1,800,000
Month playedSeptember
Final year2014
Aggregate260 Robert Karlsson (2006)
To par−22 Scott Strange (2008)
Netherlands Joost Luiten

ISPS Handa (International Sports Promotion Society) became the title sponsor in 2012 and the prize fund that year was £1.8 million.[2]

RecordsEdit

In 2006, Sweden's Robert Karlsson broke the European Tour's 36-hole and 54-hole scoring records by shooting 124 for the first two rounds and 189 for the first three. However, as the Roman Road course was a par-69, rare at the professional level, his to-par scores were slightly less remarkable 14-under after two rounds and 18-under after three. Karlsson shot two-over-par for the final round, but still won. In the same year, Phillip Archer posted a score of 60 in the first round, which would have been a 59 but for a missed birdie putt on the 18th green.

CourseEdit

The 2013 course layout, at the Twenty-Ten Course of the Celtic Manor Resort[1]

Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yards 465 610 189 461 433 452 213 439 580 3,842 210 562 458 189 413 377 477 211 613 3,510 7,352
Metres 425 558 173 422 396 413 195 401 530 3,513 192 514 419 173 378 345 436 193 561 3,211 6,724
Par 4 5 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 36 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 5 35 71

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Purse
()
Winner's
share (€)
ISPS Handa Wales Open
2014 Joost Luiten   Netherlands 270 −14 1 stroke   Tommy Fleetwood
  Shane Lowry
2,254,680 375,780
2013 Grégory Bourdy   France 276 −8 2 strokes   Peter Uihlein 2,101,373 348,660
2012 Thongchai Jaidee   Thailand 278 −6 1 stroke   Thomas Bjørn
  Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño
  Joost Luiten
  Richard Sterne
2,229,228 372,720
Saab Wales Open
2011 Alexander Norén   Sweden 275 −9 2 strokes   Grégory Bourdy
  Anders Hansen
2,040,689 344,358
Celtic Manor Wales Open
2010 Graeme McDowell   Northern Ireland 269 −15 3 strokes   Rhys Davies 2,118,254 350,940
2009 Jeppe Huldahl   Denmark 275 −9 1 stroke   Niclas Fasth 2,073,926 343,086
2008 Scott Strange   Australia 262 −22 4 strokes   Robert Karlsson 2,270,187 376,671
2007 Richard Sterne   South Africa 263 −13 1 stroke   Bradley Dredge
  Søren Kjeldsen
  Mardan Mamat
  Mads Vibe-Hastrup
2,216,194 368,812
2006 Robert Karlsson   Sweden 260 −16 3 strokes   Paul Broadhurst 2,177,968 364,352
2005 Miguel Ángel Jiménez   Spain 262 −14 4 strokes   Martin Erlandsson
  José Manuel Lara
2,207,900 362,568
2004 Simon Khan   England 267 −21 Playoff   Paul Casey 2,274,124 375,092
Celtic Manor Resort Wales Open
2003 Ian Poulter   England 270 −18 3 strokes   Darren Fichardt
  Jonathan Lomas
  Jarrod Moseley
2,112,186 347,360
2002 Paul Lawrie   Scotland 272 −16 5 strokes   John Bickerton 1,753,869 291,432
2001 Paul McGinley   Ireland 138* −6 Playoff   Paul Lawrie
  Daren Lee
1,228,125 201,685
2000 Steen Tinning   Denmark 273 −15 1 stroke   David Howell 1,213,353 199,839

* Tournament was reduced to 36 holes in 2001 due to bad weather.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Wales Open: venue – Course Info – Card of Course". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ "ISPS Handa sponsorship boost for Wales Open". PGA European Tour. 28 November 2011. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Wales Open: tournament history". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 26 August 2013.

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