Smurfit European Open
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores from the 3rd round
News and report from the 4th round
Scores from the 4th round
Golf Today report of last years event
 
 
 
 Dates: Thursday, July 6th through Sunday, July 9th
 Site: The K Club (Kildare Hotel and Country Club), Kildare, Ireland
 Course Architect: Arnold Palmer (1991), Paul McGinley (1999)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,229
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 418 Yds   10 - Par 5 584 Yds
               2 - Par 4 413 Yds   11 - Par 4 408 Yds
               3 - Par 3 170 Yds   12 - Par 3 173 Yds
               4 - Par 5 568 Yds   13 - Par 4 402 Yds
               5 - Par 4 416 Yds   14 - Par 3 213 Yds
               6 - Par 4 447 Yds   15 - Par 4 446 Yds
               7 - Par 4 395 Yds   16 - Par 5 606 Yds
               8 - Par 3 173 Yds   17 - Par 4 425 Yds
               9 - Par 4 434 Yds   18 - Par 5 538 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,434 Yds         37 3,795 Yds
 
 Annual: 23rd
 Defending Champion: Lee Westwood
 Runner-Up: Darren Clarke, Peter O'Malley
 Tournament Record: 260 (Ian Woosnam, 1988)
 Course Record: 60 (Darren Clarke, 1999)
 Total Purse: $2,277,322 (2,377,680 euros)
 Shares: 1st Place - $379,553; 2nd Place - 251,028; 3rd Place - 141,448
 
                             1999 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Lee Westwood           271               John Senden             278
 Darren Clarke          274               Angel Cabrera           278
 Peter O'Malley         274               Jose Coceres            278
 Costatino Rocca        277               Gary Emerson            278
 Robert Karlsson        277               Five players at         279
 
                    Past Smurfit European Open Winners
                    ----------------------------------
 
 1999 -- Lee Westwood (271)               1998 -- Mathias Gronberg (275)
 1997 -- Per-Ulrik Johansson (267)        1996 -- Per-Ulrik Johansson (277)
 1995 -- *Bernhard Langer (280)           1994 -- David Gilford (275)
 1993 -- Gordon Brand, Jr. (275)          1992 -- Nick Faldo (262)
 1991 -- Mike Harwood (277)               1990 -- Peter Senior (267)
 1989 -- A.Murray (277)                   1988 -- Ian Woosnam (260)
 1987 -- P.Way (279)                      1986 -- *Greg Norman (269)
 1985 -- Bernhard Langer (269)            1984 -- Gordon Brand, Jr. (270)
 1983 -- Isao Aoki (274)                  1982 -- Manuel Pinero (266)
 1981 -- Graham Marsh (275)               1980 -- Tom Kite (284)
 1979 -- Sandy Lyle (275)                 1978 -- *Bobby Wadkins (283)
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called Dixcel Tissues (1981), Panasonic European Open
       (1983-90), General Accident European Open (1991-93).
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Lee Westwood       - Defending champion, two-time winner this year
 Seve Ballesteros   - One of the few events in his career he has not won
 Michael Campbell   - Two-time winner this year, 5th on money list
 Darren Clarke      - 1st on Order of Merit with two wins, 4 top-five's
 Retief Goosen      - Has made 12 of 14 cuts this year with four top-10's
 Mathias Gronberg   - Won in South Africa earlier this season, 26th on money list
 Bernhard Langer    - Two-time winner of this event, two top-10's this year
 Paul Lawrie        - British Open champion begins tune-up for title defense
 Colin Montgomerie  - Two wins this year but currently 4th in money race
 Jose Maria Olazabal- 9th on money list with one victory and 3 top-10's
 Patrik Sjoland     - Won last week's Irish Open for second career victory
 Ian Woosnam        - Welshman has five top-10's in 10 cuts made in 2000

 

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