Omega European Masters

The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on professional men's golf's European Tour, and in 2009 it became the first event in Europe to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.[1]

Omega European Masters
Omega European Masters logo.png
Tournament information
LocationCrans-Montana, Switzerland
Established1923
Course(s)Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club
Par70
Length6,848 yards (6,262 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
Asian Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund2,000,000
Month playedAugust
Tournament record score
Aggregate260 Colin Montgomerie (1996)
To par−27 Jerry Anderson (1984)
Current champion
Denmark Rasmus Højgaard
Location Map
Crans-sur-Sierre GC is located in Switzerland
Crans-sur-Sierre GC
Crans-sur-Sierre GC
Location in Switzerland

Founded as the Swiss Open in 1923, the tournament was prefixed with European Masters in 1983, before dropping Swiss Open from the title in 1992. During the 1971 event, Baldovino Dassù became the first player to score 60 for 18 holes on the European circuit. The tournament has been held at the Golf-Club Crans-sur-Sierre at Crans-Montana in Valais since 1939, and is currently played in early September each year.

Michelle Wie at 2006 tournamentEdit

In May, 2006, Michelle Wie, who has a sponsorship contract with Omega, accepted an invitation from the company to play in the 2006 tournament, making her first attempt to play on the European Tour.[2] At the September event she shot 78–79 to finish 15-over-par over two rounds and finished in last place among the 156 competitors. European Tour executive director George O'Grady said on September 8, 2006 that Wie's appearance was "an experiment" and he would need "a lot of persuading" before inviting Wie to participate in such an event again, despite record crowds estimated at 9,500.[3][4]

WinnersEdit

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Ref.
Omega European Masters
2021 EUR   Rasmus Højgaard 267 −13 1 stroke   Bernd Wiesberger
2020 EUR Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic [5]
2019 EUR   Sebastian Söderberg 266 −14 Playoff   Lorenzo Gagli
  Rory McIlroy
  Andrés Romero
  Kalle Samooja
2018 EUR   Matt Fitzpatrick (2) 263 −17 Playoff   Lucas Bjerregaard
2017 ASA, EUR   Matt Fitzpatrick 266 −14 Playoff   Scott Hend
2016 ASA, EUR   Alex Norén (2) 263 −17 Playoff   Scott Hend
2015 ASA, EUR   Danny Willett 263 −17 1 stroke   Matt Fitzpatrick
2014 ASA, EUR   David Lipsky 262 −18 Playoff   Graeme Storm
2013 ASA, EUR   Thomas Bjørn (2) 264 −20 Playoff   Craig Lee
2012 ASA, EUR   Richie Ramsay 267 −17 4 strokes   Fredrik Andersson Hed
  Marcus Fraser
  Romain Wattel
  Danny Willett
2011 ASA, EUR   Thomas Bjørn 264 −20 4 strokes   Martin Kaymer
2010 ASA, EUR   Miguel Ángel Jiménez 263 −21 3 strokes   Edoardo Molinari
2009 ASA, EUR   Alex Norén 264 −20 2 strokes   Bradley Dredge
2008 EUR   Jean-François Lucquin 271 −13 Playoff   Rory McIlroy
2007 EUR   Brett Rumford 268 −16 Playoff   Phillip Archer
2006 EUR   Bradley Dredge 267 −17 8 strokes   Marcel Siem
  Francesco Molinari
2005 EUR   Sergio García 270 −14 1 stroke   Peter Gustafsson
2004 EUR   Luke Donald 265 −19 5 strokes   Miguel Ángel Jiménez
2003 EUR   Ernie Els 267 −17 6 strokes   Michael Campbell
2002 EUR   Robert Karlsson 270 −14 4 strokes   Trevor Immelman
  Paul Lawrie
2001 EUR   Ricardo González 268 −16 3 strokes   Søren Hansen
Canon European Masters
2000 EUR   Eduardo Romero (2) 261 −23 10 strokes   Thomas Bjørn
1999 EUR   Lee Westwood 270 −14 2 strokes   Thomas Bjørn
1998 EUR   Sven Strüver 263 −21 Playoff   Patrik Sjöland
1997 EUR   Costantino Rocca 266 −18 1 stroke   Scott Henderson
  Robert Karlsson
1996 EUR   Colin Montgomerie 260 −24 4 strokes   Sam Torrance
1995 EUR   Mathias Grönberg 270 −18 2 strokes   Costantino Rocca
  Barry Lane
1994 EUR   Eduardo Romero 266 −22 1 stroke   Pierre Fulke
1993 EUR   Barry Lane 270 −18 1 stroke   Seve Ballesteros
  Miguel Ángel Jiménez
1992 EUR   Jamie Spence 271 −17 Playoff   Anders Forsbrand
Canon European Masters Swiss Open
1991 EUR   Jeff Hawkes 268 −20 1 stroke   Seve Ballesteros
Ebel European Masters Swiss Open
1990 EUR   Ronan Rafferty 267 −21 2 strokes   John Bland
1989 EUR   Seve Ballesteros (3) 266 −14 2 strokes   Craig Parry
1988 EUR   Chris Moody 268 −20 1 stroke   Seve Ballesteros
  Anders Forsbrand
  Ian Woosnam
1987 EUR   Anders Forsbrand 263 −25 3 strokes   Mark Mouland
1986 EUR   José María Olazábal 262 −26 3 strokes   Anders Forsbrand
1985 EUR   Craig Stadler 267 −21 2 strokes   David Feherty
  Ove Sellberg
1984 EUR   Jerry Anderson 261 −27 5 strokes   Howard Clark
1983 EUR   Nick Faldo 268 −20 Playoff   Sandy Lyle
Ebel Swiss Open
1982 EUR   Ian Woosnam 272 −16 Playoff   Bill Longmuir
Swiss Open
1981 EUR   Manuel Piñero (2) 277 −11 Playoff   Antonio Garrido
  Tony Johnstone
1980 EUR   Nick Price 267 −21 6 strokes   Manuel Calero
1979 EUR   Hugh Baiocchi (2) 275 −5 5 strokes   Antonio Garrido
  Dale Hayes
  Delio Lovato
1978 EUR   Seve Ballesteros (2) 272 −8 3 strokes   Manuel Piñero
1977 EUR   Seve Ballesteros 273 −7 3 strokes   John Schroeder
1976 EUR   Manuel Piñero 274 −6 3 strokes   Dave Hill
  Seve Ballesteros
1975 EUR   Dale Hayes 273 −7 1 stroke   Tienie Britz
  Bernard Gallacher
  Gary Player
1974 EUR   Bob Charles (2) 275 −5 1 stroke   Tony Jacklin
1973 EUR   Hugh Baiocchi 278 −2 1 stroke   Jack Newton
  Eddie Polland
1972 EUR   Graham Marsh 270 −10 1 stroke   Tony Jacklin
1971   Peter Townsend 270 −10 1 stroke   Manuel Ballesteros [6]
1970   Graham Marsh 274 8 strokes   Donald Swaelens
  Jean Garaïalde
[7]
1969   Roberto Bernardini (2) 277 2 strokes   Gerhard Koening
1968   Roberto Bernardini 272 Playoff   Allan Henning
  Randall Vines
1967   Randall Vines 272 2 strokes   Guy Wolstenholme [8]
1966   Alfonso Angelini (2) 271 5 strokes   Tony Grubb [9]
1965   Harold Henning (3) 208[b] 4 strokes   Roger Cotton [10]
1964   Harold Henning (2) 276 1 stroke   Alfonso Angelini [11]
1963   Dai Rees (3) 278 Playoff   Harold Henning [12]
1962   Bob Charles 272 Playoff   Flory Van Donck
  John Jacobs
1961   Kel Nagle 268 2 strokes   Dai Rees
1960   Harold Henning 270 3 strokes   Brian Wilkes [13]
1959   Dai Rees (2) 274 1 stroke   Syd Scott
1958   Ken Bousfield 272 1 stroke   Flory Van Donck
1957   Alfonso Angelini 270 4 strokes   Flory Van Donck [14]
1956   Dai Rees 278 Playoff   Flory Van Donck [15]
1955   Flory Van Donck (2) 277
1954   Bobby Locke 276
1953   Flory Van Donck 267
1952   Ugo Grappasonni 267
1951   Eric Brown 267
1950   Aldo Casera 276 4 strokes   Eric Brown
1949   Marcel Dallemagne (3) 270
1948   Ugo Grappasonni 285
1940–1947: No tournament
1939   Firmin Cavalo Jr. 273   James Peterson
1938   Jean Saubaber 139
1937   Marcel Dallemagne (2) 138 [16]
1936   Francis Francis (a) 134
1935   Auguste Boyer (3) 137
1934   Auguste Boyer (2) 133
1932–1933: No tournament
1931   Marcel Dallemagne 145
1930   Auguste Boyer 150
1929   Alex Wilson 142
1927–1928: No tournament
1926   Alec Ross (3) 145
1925   Alec Ross (2) 148
1924   Percy Boomer 150
1923   Alec Ross 149
1906–1922: No tournament
1905   Arthur Reid 155 13 strokes   Bernard Callaway
  1. ^ ASA − Asian Tour; EUR − European Tour.
  2. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain and fog.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Omega European Masters makes further golfing history". PGA European Tour. Retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Wie accepts European Tour invite". BBC Sport. 15 May 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Wie's tour future in doubt after second-round 79". Irish Examiner. 9 September 2006. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  4. ^ Donegan, Lawrence (9 September 2006). "European Tour chief calls a Wie time-out as teenager crashes". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2009.
  5. ^ "European Tour: Omega European Masters cancelled". Sky Sports. 1 May 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Swiss title for Townsend". Glasgow Herald. 2 August 1971. p. 5.
  7. ^ "Swiss golf win". Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). 1970-09-08. p. 22. Retrieved 2020-01-18.
  8. ^ "Vines wins". The Canberra Times. 4 September 1967. p. 13. Retrieved 15 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Succès Italien á Open de Crans". Feuille d'Avis du Valais (in French). Sion, Valais, Switzerland. 5 September 1966. p. 5 – via Newspaper Archive.
  10. ^ "Open á Crans: J. Bonvin brillant". Feuille d'Avis du Valais (in French). Sion, Valais, Switzerland. 7 September 1965. p. 3 – via Newspaper Archive.
  11. ^ "Henning (Af-S) vainqueur de l'Open". Feuille d'Avis du Valais (in French). Sion, Valais, Switzerland. 7 September 1964. p. 5 – via Newspaper Archive.
  12. ^ "L'Anglais Dai Rees remporte l'Open pour le deuxième fois (après barrage)". Feuille d'Avis du Valais (in French). Sion, Valais, Switzerland. 13 September 1963. p. 3 – via Newspaper Archive.
  13. ^ "Championnat suisse de golf "Open" á Crans". Tribune de Lausanne (in French). Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. 4 September 1960. p. 25 – via Newspaper Archive.
  14. ^ "Les internationaux "Open" á Crans-sur-Sierre". Tribune de Lausanne (in French). Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. 6 September 1957. p. 11 – via Newspaper Archive.
  15. ^ "L'Anglais Rees gagne". Tribune de Lausanne (in French). Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland. 8 September 1956. p. 10 – via Newspaper Archive.
  16. ^ "GOLF". Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954). 1937-08-27. p. 10. Retrieved 2020-01-18.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 46°11′N 7°17′E / 46.18°N 7.28°E / 46.18; 7.28