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 Dates: Thursday, October 26th through Sunday, October 29th
 Site: Is Molas Golf Club, Sardinia, Italy
 Course Architects: Piero Luigi Mancinelli (1975)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 6,980
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 5 502 Yds   10 - Par 3 192 Yds
               2 - Par 4 431 Yds   11 - Par 4 394 Yds
               3 - Par 3 214 Yds   12 - Par 5 511 Yds
               4 - Par 4 464 Yds   13 - Par 4 406 Yds
               5 - Par 4 403 Yds   14 - Par 3 170 Yds
               6 - Par 4 362 Yds   15 - Par 5 560 Yds
               7 - Par 3 215 Yds   16 - Par 5 500 Yds
               8 - Par 4 422 Yds   17 - Par 4 408 Yds
               9 - Par 4 389 Yds   18 - Par 4 437 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,402 Yds         37 3,578 Yds
 
 Annual: 57th
 Defending Champion: Dean Robertson
 Runner-Up: Padraig Harrington
 Tournament Record: 262 (Peter Alliss, 1935)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Mats Lanner, 1999)
 Total Purse: $840,550
 Share: 1st Place - $140,100; 2nd Place - 93,400; 3rd Place - 52,600
 
                             1999 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Dean Robertson         271               Miguel Angel Jimenez    273
 Padraig Harrington     272               Ricardo Gonzalez        274
 Russell Claydon        273               Retief Goosen           274
 Phil Price             273               Francisco Cea           274
 Gary Evans             273               Three players at        275
 
                Past Italian Open Golf Championship Winners
                -------------------------------------------
 
 1999 -- Dean Robertson (271) -- Padraig Harrington
 1998 -- #Patrik Sjoland (195) -- Jose Maria Olazabal, Joakim Haeggman
 1997 -- Bernhard Langer (273) -- Jose Maria Olazabal
 1996 -- Jim Payne (275) -- Patrik Sjoland
 1995 -- Sam Torrance (269) -- Jose Rivero
 1994 -- Eduardo Romero (272) -- Greg Turner
 1993 -- Greg Turner (267) -- Joes Coceres
 1992 -- Sandy Lyle (270) -- Colin Montgomerie
 1991 -- Craig Parry (279) -- Ian Woosnam
 1990 -- Richard Boxall (267) -- Jose Maria Olazabal
 1989 -- Ronan Rafferty (273) -- Sam Torrance
 1988 -- Greg Norman (270) -- Craig Parry
 1987 -- *Sam Torrance (271) -- Jose Rivero
 1986 -- *David Feherty (270) -- Ronan Rafferty
 1985 -- Manuel Pinero (267) -- Sam Torrance
 1984 -- Sandy Lyle (277) -- Bobby Clampett
 1983 -- *Bernhard Langer (271) -- Seve Ballesteros, Ken Brown
 1982 -- Mark James (280) -- Ian Woosnam, Bobby Clampett
 1981 -- *Jose Maria Canizares (280) -- Bobby Clampett
 1980 -- Massimo Mannelli (276) -- John Bland, Ken Brown
 1979 -- Brian Barnes (281) -- Dale Hayes
 1978 -- Dale Hayes (293) -- Tommy Horton, Vin Baker
 1977 -- Angel Gallardo (286) -- Brian Barnes
 1976 -- Baldovino Dassu (280) -- Carl Mason, Manuel Pinero
 1975 -- Billy Casper (286) -- Brian Barnes
 1974 -- Peter Oosterhuis (249) -- Dale Hayes, Johnny Miller
 1973 -- Tony Jacklin (284) -- Valentin Barrios
 1972 -- N.Wood (271)
 1971 -- Ramon Sota (282) -- Brian Barnes
 1970 -- Not Held
 1969 -- Not Held
 1968 -- Not Held
 1967 -- Not Held
 1966 -- Not Held
 1965 -- Not Held
 1964 -- Not Held
 1963 -- Not Held
 1962 -- Not Held
 1961 -- Not Held                         1960 -- B. Wilkes (285)
 1959 -- Peter Thomson (269)              1958 -- Peter Alliss (282)
 1957 -- Harold Henning (273)             1956 -- A.Cerda (284)
 1955 -- Flora van Donck (287)            1954 -- U.Grappasonni (272)
 1953 -- Flora van Donck (267)            1952 -- E.Brown (273)
 1951 -- J.Adams (289)                    1950 -- U.Grappasonni (281)
 1949 -- H.Hassanein (263)                1948 -- A.Casera (267)
 1947 -- Flory Van Donck (263)            1946 -- Not Held
 1945 -- Not Held                         1944 -- Not Held
 1943 -- Not Held                         1942 -- Not Held
 1941 -- Not Held                         1940 -- Not Held
 1939 -- Not Held                         1938 -- Flory van Donck (276)
 1937 -- M.Dallegagne (276)               1936 -- Henry Cotton (268)
 1935 -- Peter Alliss (262)               1934 -- N.Nutley (132)
 1933 -- Not Held                         1932 -- A.Boomer (143)
 1931 -- A.Boyer (141)                    1930 -- A.Boyer (140)
 1929 -- R.Golias (143)                   1928 -- A.Boyer (145)
 1927 -- Peter Alliss (145)               1926 -- A.Boyer (147)
 1925 -- F.Pasquali (154)
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 # - Rain shortened.
 
                      Top Contenders in the Field
                      ---------------------------
 
 Dean Robertson    - Defending champion, missed the cut last week in Madrid
 Thomas Bjorn      - 4th on Order of Merit with one win and nine top-10's
 Pierre Fulke      - Won Scottish PGA Championship, 34th on money list
 David Howell      - Has made 16 of 28 cuts with two top-10 finishes
 Robert Karlsson   - Shot rounds of 73-71 last week and missed the cut
 Jonathan Lomas    - Only two top-10's in 29 events, 14 missed cuts
 Rolf Muntz        - Made only 6 of 19 cuts with 2 top-10's and one win
 Costantino Rocca  - Represents the club as the touring professional
 Jarmo Sandelin    - Has posted two top-five finishes this year in 24 events
 Lee Westwood      - Five-time winner this year, 1st on Order of Merit
 Ian Woosnam       - Former Masters champion, currently 21st on money list
 

 

 

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