Philippine Open (golf)

The Philippine Open was one of the world's longest-running men's golf tournaments. First held in 1913, it is also Asia's oldest golf tournament.

Solaire Philippine Open
Tournament information
LocationSanta Rosa, Laguna, Philippines
Established1913
Course(s)The Country Club
Par72
Length7,650 yards (7,000 m)
Tour(s)Asian Tour
Asia Golf Circuit
OneAsia Tour
Philippine Golf Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fundUS$500,000
Month playedApril
Final year2019
Tournament record score
Aggregate271 Elmer Salvador (2009)
To par−17 as above
Final champion
Philippines Clyde Mondilla
Location Map
The Country Club is located in Philippines
The Country Club
The Country Club
Location in the Philippines

HistoryEdit

The event was held in a variety of different golf courses around the Philippines and was an official money event on the Asian Tour from 1999 to 2015, having previously been a founding tournament on the Asia Golf Circuit. In March 2006 the National Golf Association of the Philippines granted all marketing rights for the tournament from 2006 to 2010 to the Asian Tour, which announced an aspiration to increase the prize fund from the 2006 level of US$200,000 to $1 million.[1] In 2014, the prize fund was $300,000.

The 1967 event included a full-field of 160 players.[1]

VenuesEdit

The following venues have been used since the founding of the Philippine Open in 1913.

Venue Location First Last Times
Manilla Golf and Country Club Manila 1913 1934 20
Iloilo Golf and Country Club Iloilo 1935 1959 24
Wack Wack Golf and Country Club Manila 1956 2014 33
Valley Golf and Country Club Rizal 1975 2010 5
Villamor Golf Club Manila 1984 1986 2
Puerto Azul Golf and Country Club Luzon 1989 1992 3
Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club Manila 1993 1999 4
Apo Golf and Country Club Davao 1995 1995 1
Camp John Hay Golf Club Baguio 1997 1997 1
Riviera Golf and Country Club Cavite 1998 2000 3
Mount Malarayat Golf and Country Club Batangas 2005 2009 2
Luisita Golf and Country Club Tarlac 2015 2015 1
The Country Club Laguna 2017 2019 3

WinnersEdit

Year Tour(s)[a] Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue Ref.
Solaire Philippine Open
2019 PHI   Clyde Mondilla 290 +2 2 strokes   Nicolas Paez Country Club [2]
2018 ONE, PHI   Miguel Tabuena (2) 289 +1 Playoff   Prom Meesawat Country Club
2017 PHI   Steve Lewton 287 −1 Playoff   Johannes Veerman Country Club
2016: No tournament
Philippine Open presented by ICTSI
2015 ASA   Miguel Tabuena 202[b] −14 1 stroke   Scott Barr Luisita
ICTSI Philippine Open
2014 ASA   Marcus Both 282 −6 2 strokes   Jay Bayron
  Nathan Holman
  Antonio Lascuña
  Siddikur Rahman
  Arnond Vongvanij
Wack Wack
2013: No tournament
2012 ASA   Mardan Mamat 280 −8 5 strokes   Mo Joong-kyung Wack Wack
2011 ASA   Berry Henson 283 −5 1 stroke   Jay Bayron Wack Wack
Philippine Open
2010   Artemio Murakami 277 −11 2 strokes   Elmer Salvador Valley
2009   Elmer Salvador 271 −17 3 strokes   Guido van der Valk Mount Malarayat
2008 ASA   Angelo Que 283 −5 1 stroke   Danny Chia Wack Wack
2007 ASA   Frankie Miñoza (2) 278 −10 2 strokes   Gerald Rosales Wack Wack
2006 ASA   Scott Strange 280 −8 5 strokes   Park Jun-won Wack Wack
2005 ASA   Adam Le Vesconte 272 −12 4 strokes   Gerald Rosales Mount Malarayat
DHL Philippine Open
2004 ASA   Edward Michaels 282 −2 3 strokes   Juvic Pagunsan (a) Riviera
2003: No tournament
Casino Filipino Philippine Open
2002 ASA   Rick Gibson 283 −5 4 strokes   Robert Jacobson Wack Wack
Philippine Open
2001   Felix Casas 282 −6 5 strokes   Danny Zarate Wack Wack
2000   Gerald Rosales 293 +9 2 strokes   Antonio Lascuña
  Rey Pagunsan
Riviera
Casino Filipino Philippine Open
1999 ASA   Anthony Kang 273 −15 1 stroke   James Kingston
  Kazuyoshi Yonekura
Manila Southwoods
Philippine Open
1998 AGC   Frankie Miñoza 278 −10 2 strokes   Christian Chernock Riviera [3]
1997 AGC   Kevin Wentworth 259 −13 3 strokes   Larry Barber
  Mars Pucay
  Tim Straub
Camp John Hay [4]
1996 AGC   Rob Whitlock 278 −10 Playoff   Tim Straub Manila Southwoods
1995 AGC   Carlos Espinosa 282 −6 2 strokes   Olle Nordberg Apo
1994 AGC   Carlos Franco 280 −8 Playoff   Choi Sang-ho Manila Southwoods
1993 AGC   Yeh Chang-ting 281 −7   Carlos Espinosa Manila Southwoods
1992 AGC   Wang Ter-chang 289 +1 Playoff   Hsieh Chin-sheng Puerto Azul [5]
1991 AGC   Dennis Paulson 281 −7 Playoff   Chen Tze-chung Valley
1990 AGC   Robert Pactolerin 287 −1 2 strokes   Chen Liang-hsi
  Lai Chung-jen
  Lee Porter
Puerto Azul
San Miguel/Coca-Cola Philippine Open
1989 AGC   Emlyn Aubrey 276 −8 2 strokes   Mario Siodina Puerto Azul [6][7]
San Miguel Philippine Open
1988 AGC   Hsieh Chin-sheng 283 −8 5 strokes   Steve Bowman Wack Wack [8]
Philippine Open
1987 AGC   Brian Tennyson 288 1 stroke   Chen Tze-ming Wack Wack [9]
1986   Mario Manubay 280 −8   Michael Allen
  Tony Grimes
Villamor
1985   Mark Aebli 290 1 stroke   Frankie Miñoza Wack Wack [10]
1984   Rudy Labares 272 −16 Villamor [11]
1983 AGC   Lu Hsi-chuen (2) 277 −11 3 strokes   Ikuo Shirahama Valley [12]
1982 AGC   Hsieh Min-Nan 292 +4 Playoff   Hsu Sheng-san Wack Wack [13]
1981 AGC   Tom Sieckmann 287 −1 4 strokes   Lu Hsi-chuen Valley [14]
1980 AGC   Lu Hsi-chuen 287 −1 2 strokes   Rudy Labares
  Sam Torrance
Wack Wack [15]
1979 AGC   Ben Arda (3) 286 −2 3 strokes Wack Wack [16]
1978 AGC   Lu Liang-Huan (3) 278 −10 7 strokes   Kuo Chie-hsiung Wack Wack [17]
1977 AGC   Hsieh Yung-yo (2) 281 −7 5 strokes   Kuo Chie-hsiung
  Hsieh Min-Nan
Wack Wack [18]
1976 AGC   Qiuntin Mancao 281 −7 3 strokes   Hsu Chi-san
  Eleuterio Nival
Wack Wack [19]
1975 AGC   Kuo Chie-Hsiung 276 −12 8 strokes   Ben Arda Valley [20]
1974 AGC   Lu Liang-Huan (2) 281 −11 Playoff   Hsu Sheng-san Wack Wack [21]
1973 AGC   Kim Seung-hak 289 +1 1 stroke   Chang Chun-fa
  Graham Marsh
Wack Wack [22]
1972 AGC   Hideyo Sugimoto 286 −2 2 strokes   Hsieh Yung-yo Wack Wack [23] [24]
1971 AGC   Chen Chieng-chung 282 −6 3 strokes   Hsieh Yung-yo Wack Wack [25]
1970 AGC   Hsieh Yung-yo 282 −6 6 strokes   Eleuterio Nival
  Haruo Yasuda
Wack Wack [26]
1969 AGC   Haruo Yasuda 279 −9 1 stroke   Ben Arda
  Hsieh Min-Nan
Wack Wack [27]
1968 AGC   Hsu Chi-san 278 −10 8 strokes   Shigeru Uchida Wack Wack [28]
1967 AGC   Hsu Sheng-san (a) 283 −5 1 stroke   Celestino Tugot Wack Wack [29]
1966 AGC   Luis Silverio (a) 287 −1 1 stroke   Celestino Tugot Wack Wack [30]
1965 AGC   Lu Liang-Huan 288 E 2 strokes   Hsieh Yung-yo Wack Wack [31]
1964 AGC   Peter Thomson 285 −3 Playoff   Doug Sanders Wack Wack [32]
1963 AGC   Ben Arda (2) 289 +1 3 strokes   Teruo Sugihara Wack Wack [33]
1962 AGC   Celestino Tugot (6) 284 −4 1 stroke   Kel Nagle Wack Wack [34]
1961   Ben Arda 286 −2 2 strokes   Hsieh Yung-yo Wack Wack
1960   Frank Phillips 287 −1 1 stroke   Hsieh Yung-yo Wack Wack
1959   Bruce Crampton   Iloilo
1958   Celestino Tugot (5)   Iloilo
1957   Celestino Tugot (4)   Iloilo
1956   Celestino Tugot (3)   Wack Wack
1955   Celestino Tugot (2) 284   Iloilo
1954   Larry Montes (12)   Iloilo
1953   Larry Montes (11) 281 −7   Iloilo
1952   Lloyd Mangrum 295   Iloilo
1951   Larry Montes (10)   Iloilo
1950   Ed Oliver 285 −3 4 strokes   Norman Von Nida Iloilo
1949   Celestino Tugot   Iloilo
1948   Larry Montes (9)   Iloilo
1945–1947: No tournament
1944   Larry Montes (8)   Iloilo
1943   Larry Montes (7)   Iloilo
1942   Larry Montes (6)   Iloilo
1941   Larry Montes (5)   Iloilo
1940   Jug McSpaden 287 −1 4 strokes   Emery Zimmerman Iloilo [35]
1939   Norman Von Nida (2) 292 +4 2 strokes   Rokuzo Asami
  Seisui Chin
Iloilo [36]
1938   Norman Von Nida   Larry Montes Iloilo [37]
1937   Larry Montes (4) Iloilo
1936   Larry Montes (3) Iloilo
1935   Guillermo A. Navaja Iloilo
1934   Casiano Decena Manila
1933   Sidney Baxter Manila
1932   Larry Montes (2) Manila
1930–31: No tournament
1929   Larry Montes Manila
1928   J. S. Moore (a) Manila
1927   J. R .H. Mason (a) (5) Manila
1926   E. L. Benedict (a) Manila
1925   W. J. Jameson (a) Manila
1924   G. M. Ivory (a) Manila
1923   E. A. Noyes (a) Manila
1922   Walter Z. Smith (a) Manila
1921   J. R .H. Mason (a) (4) Manila
1920   Ian Collier Trotter MacGregor (a) (2) Manila
1919   Ian Collier Trotter MacGregor (a) Manila
1918   J. R .H. Mason (a) (3) Manila
1917   W. Young (a) Manila
1916   Johnny Grieve (a) Manila
1915   W. J. Adams (a) Manila
1914   J. R .H. Mason (a) (2) Manila
1913   J. R .H. Mason (a) Manila
  1. ^ AGC − Asia Golf Circuit; ASA − Asian Tour; ONE − OneAsia Tour; PHI − Philippine Golf Tour.
  2. ^ Shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Multiple winnersEdit

The players who have won the Philippine Open more than once are the following:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "160 for Philippine open". The Canberra Times. 1967-01-18. p. 33. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  2. ^ "2019 Solaire Philippine Open". PGT Asia.
  3. ^ "Scoreboard – Golf – Philippine Open". The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. 23 March 1998 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Scoreboard – Philippine Open". The Honolulu Advertiser. Honolulu, Hawaii. 21 April 1997 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Tournament Director
  6. ^ "First win". The Straits Times. Singapore. 13 February 1989. p. 31. Retrieved 9 April 2020 – via National Library Board.
  7. ^ "Scores". The Straits Times. Singapore. 14 February 1989. p. 31. Retrieved 9 April 2020 – via National Library Board.
  8. ^ "Hsieh wins by five strokes". The Straits Times. Singapore. 22 February 1988. p. 25. Retrieved 30 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  9. ^ "On foreign fairways". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 February 1987. p. 22. Retrieved 28 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  10. ^ "American takes Philippine Open". Singapore Monitor. Singapore. 25 February 1985. p. 17. Retrieved 22 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  11. ^ "It's Norman"s Masters..." The Straits Times. Singapore. 20 February 1984. p. 38. Retrieved 21 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  12. ^ "An eagle helps Hsi-chuen win the Philippine open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 21 February 1983. p. 39. Retrieved 18 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  13. ^ "Hsu grabs defeat from jaws of victoty". The Straits Times. Singapore. 22 February 1982. p. 38. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  14. ^ "Sieckmann wins open by four strokes". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 February 1981. p. 29. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  15. ^ "Dramatic putt gives Lu vircory". The Straits Times. Singapore. 25 February 1980. p. 28. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  16. ^ "New $420,000 PI open". New Nation. AFP. 20 February 1979. p. 17. Retrieved 4 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  17. ^ "Lu storms to win PI title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 20 February 1978. p. Page 31. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  18. ^ "Taiwan's Hsieh wins PI open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 21 February 1977. p. 31. Retrieved 16 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  19. ^ "Police sergeant Mancao wins PI Open golf". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 February 1976. p. 26. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  20. ^ "An auspicious start to Kuo's title-defence". The Straits Times. Singapore. 17 February 1975. p. 22. Retrieved 17 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  21. ^ "Lu thunders in to beat hsu for PI golf title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 18 February 1974. p. 25. Retrieved 26 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  22. ^ "Kim sinks 10ft pressure putt to win PI Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 26 February 1973. p. 29. Retrieved 25 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  23. ^ "Sugimoto Wins". The Glasgow Herald. February 28, 1972. p. 5. Retrieved 2019-12-06.
  24. ^ "Sugimoto takes PI golf title by two strokes". The Straits Times. Singapore. 28 February 1972. p. 30. Retrieved 24 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  25. ^ "Chen storms his way to title". The Straits Times. Singapore. 1 March 1971. p. 27. Retrieved 22 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  26. ^ "Yung-yo hits jackpot after 14 years". The Straits Times. Singapore. 23 February 1970. p. 19. Retrieved 19 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  27. ^ "It's Yasuda's open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 3 March 1969. p. 19. Retrieved 13 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  28. ^ "Hsu wins by 8 strokes". The Straits Times. Singapore. 26 February 1968. p. 4. Retrieved 13 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  29. ^ "Title goes to Formosan amateur". The Straits Times. Singapore. 27 February 1967. p. 17. Retrieved 12 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  30. ^ "Silverio takes PI Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 28 February 1966. p. 20. Retrieved 8 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  31. ^ "Lu takes titla as Hsieh falters". The Straits Times. Singapore. 1 March 1965. p. 19. Retrieved 7 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  32. ^ "Thomson wins PI Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 24 February 1964. p. 17. Retrieved 7 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  33. ^ Becker, Don (18 February 1963). "Arda wins PI Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. p. 15. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via National Library Board.
  34. ^ "Filipino wins | Nagle down by a stroke". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australian Associated Press. 12 February 1962. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  35. ^ "'Jug' McSpaden wins Philippine Open title". The Morning Call. Allentown, Pennsylvania. 8 January 1940 – via Newspapers.com.
  36. ^ "VON NIDA WINS PHILIPPINE OPEN". Evening News (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1924 - 1941). 1939-01-10. p. 12. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  37. ^ "GOLF". Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW : 1911 - 1954). 1938-01-12. p. 8. Retrieved 2020-11-28.

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