Open de Portugal

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The Open de Portugal, previously the Portuguese Open, is an annual tournament on the men's golf's Challenge Tour. It was first played in 1953, and was part of the European Tour's schedule from 1973 to 2017. The 2019 event is the 57th edition of the tournament.

Open de Portugal
Open de Portugal logo.jpg
LocationPortimão, Portugal
Established1953
Course(s)Morgado G&CC
Tour(s)Challenge Tour (2017–)
European Tour (1973–2017)
FormatStroke play
Prize fund200,000
Month playedSeptember
Poland Adrian Meronk
Morgado G&CC is located in Portugal
Morgado G&CC
Morgado G&CC
Location in Portugal

From 1991 to 2009, the tournament was played in either February, March or April, and was one of the first European Tour events of the season to be played in Europe, after the season spent the northern winter in Asia, Australasia and South Africa. In 2010, the tournament moved to a June date. The prize fund in 2010 was €1.0 million, which was one of the smaller purses on the European Tour. After 2010 the tournament was not played again until 2017, when it returned as a dual-ranking event of the European Tour and Challenge Tour, played in May at the Morgado Golf Resort north of the town of Portimão. In 2018 it lost its status as a European Tour event but remained as a Challenge Tour event. In 2019 the event was played in September.

WinnersEdit

Challenge Tour event
Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runners-up
Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort
2019 Adrian Meronk   Poland Morgado G&CC 273 −15 2 strokes   Sebastián García Rodríguez
2018 Dimitrios Papadatos   Australia Morgado G&CC 281 −7 2 strokes   José-Filipe Lima
  Antoine Rozner
European Tour event
Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Open de Portugal at Morgado Golf Resort
2017 Matt Wallace   England Morgado G&CC 271 −21 3 strokes   Julian Suri
Estoril Open de Portugal
2011–16: No tournament
2010 Thomas Bjørn   Denmark Penha Longa 265 −23 5 strokes   Richard Green
2009 Michael Hoey   Northern Ireland Oitavos Dunes 277 −7 Playoff   Gonzalo Fernández-Castaño
2008 Grégory Bourdy   France Oitavos Dunes 266 −18 Playoff   Alastair Forsyth
  David Howell
2007 Pablo Martín (amateur)   Spain Oitavos Golfe 277 −7 1 stroke   Raphaël Jacquelin
Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2006 Paul Broadhurst (2)   England Le Meridien Penina 271 −17 1 stroke   Anthony Wall
Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2005 Paul Broadhurst   England Oitavos Golfe 271 −13 1 stroke   Paul Lawrie
Algarve Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos
2004 Miguel Ángel Jiménez   Spain Le Meridien Penina 272 −16 2 strokes   Terry Price
Algarve Open de Portugal
2003 Fredrik Jacobson   Sweden Vale do Lobo 283 −5 1 stroke   Brian Davis
  Jamie Donaldson
  Bradley Dredge
2002 Carl Pettersson   Sweden Vale do Lobo 1422 −2 Playoff   David Gilford
2001 Phillip Price (2)   Wales Quinta do Lago 273 −15 2 strokes   Pádraig Harrington
  Sven Strüver
Algarve Portuguese Open
2000 Gary Orr   Scotland Le Meridien Penina 275 −13 1 stroke   Phillip Price
1999 Van Phillips   England Le Meridien Penina 276 −12 Playoff   John Bickerton
Portuguese Open
1998 Peter Mitchell   England Le Meridien Penina 274 −18 1 stroke   David Gilford
  Jarmo Sandelin
1997 Michael Jonzon   Sweden Aroeira 269 −19 3 strokes   Ignacio Garrido
1996 Wayne Riley   Australia Aroeira 271 −13 2 strokes   Mark Davis
  Martin Gates
1995 Adam Hunter   Scotland Penha Longa 277 −11 Playoff   Darren Clarke
1994 Phillip Price   Wales Penha Longa 278 −6 4 strokes   Paul Eales
  David Gilford
  Retief Goosen
1993 David Gilford   England Vila-Sol 275 −13 Playoff   Jorge Berendt
1992 Ronan Rafferty   Northern Ireland Vila-Sol 273 −15 1 stroke   Anders Forsbrand
1991 Steven Richardson   England Estela 283 −5 3 strokes   Vicente Fernández
Portuguese Open TPC
1990 Michael McLean   England Quinta do Lago 274 −14 1 stroke   Gordon Brand, Jnr
  Mike Harwood
1989 Colin Montgomerie   Scotland Quinta do Lago 264 −24 11 strokes   Rodger Davis
  Manuel Moreno
  Mike Smith
Portuguese Open
1988 Mike Harwood   Australia Quinta do Lago 280 −8 1 stroke   Eamonn Darcy
1987 Robert Lee   England Estoril GC 1951 −12 1 stroke   Sam Torrance
1986 Mark McNulty   Zimbabwe Quinta do Lago 270 −18 4 strokes   Ian Mosey
1985 Warren Humphreys   England Quinta do Lago 279 −9 1 stroke   Hugh Baiocchi
1984 Tony Johnstone   Zimbabwe Quinta do Lago 274 −14 3 strokes   Michael King
1983 Sam Torrance (2)   Scotland Troia 286 −2 3 strokes   Chris Moody
1982 Sam Torrance   Scotland Penina 2071 −12 4 strokes   Nick Faldo
1980–81: No tournament
1979 Brian Barnes   Scotland Vilamoura 287 −5 2 strokes   Francisco Abreu
1978 Howard Clark   England Penina 291 −1 1 stroke   Brian Barnes
  Simon Hobday
1977 Manuel Ramos   Spain Penina 287 −5 2 strokes   Hugh Baiocchi
1976 Salvador Balbuena   Spain Quinta do Lago 283 −6 4 strokes   Sam Torrance
1975 Hal Underwood   United States Penina 292 Even 3 strokes   Vicente Fernández
1974 Brian Huggett   Wales Estoril GC 272 −4 4 strokes   John Fourie
1973 Jaime Benito   Spain Penina 294 +2 Playoff   Bernard Gallacher

1Tournament shortened to 54 holes
2Tournament shortened to 36 holes

European circuit event

Year Winner Country
1972 Germán Garrido1   Spain
1971 Lionel Platts   England
1970 Ramón Sota (3)   Spain
1969 Ramón Sota (2)   Spain
1968 Max Faulkner   England
1967 Ángel Gallardo   Spain
1966 Alfonso Angelini (2)   Italy
1965 No tournament
1964 Ángel Miguel (3)   Spain
1963 Ramón Sota   Spain
1962 Alfonso Angelini   Italy
1961 Ken Bousfield (2)   England
1960 Ken Bousfield   England
1959 Sebastián Miguel   Spain
1958 Peter Alliss   England
1957 No tournament
1956 Ángel Miguel (2)   Spain
1955 Flory Van Donck   Belgium
1954 Ángel Miguel   Spain
1953 Eric Brown   Scotland

1 Although this was the first season of the European Tour it was not a European Tour event yet

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Coordinates: 37°11′50″N 8°34′02″W / 37.1973°N 8.56731°W / 37.1973; -8.56731