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 4th through Sunday, July 7th
 Site: The K Club (Kildare Hotel & Country Club, North Course), Kildare, Ireland
 Course Architect: Arnold Palmer (1991), Paul McGinley (1999)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,337
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 418 Yds   10 - Par 5 584 Yds
               2 - Par 4 413 Yds   11 - Par 4 415 Yds
               3 - Par 3 170 Yds   12 - Par 3 173 Yds
               4 - Par 5 568 Yds   13 - Par 4 423 Yds
               5 - Par 4 440 Yds   14 - Par 3 213 Yds
               6 - Par 4 478 Yds   15 - Par 4 446 Yds
               7 - Par 4 395 Yds   16 - Par 5 606 Yds
               8 - Par 3 173 Yds   17 - Par 4 424 Yds
               9 - Par 4 461 Yds   18 - Par 5 537 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    35 3,516 Yds         37 3,821 Yds
 
 Annual: 25th
 Defending Champion: Darren Clarke
 Runner-Up: Ian Woosnam, Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn
 Tournament Record: 260 (Ian Woosnam, 1988)
 54-Hole Record: 195 (Ian Woosnam, 1988)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Ian Woosnam, Nick Faldo, Denis Durnian,
                      Mats Lanner, 1988; Robert Karlsson, 1992)
 Course Record: 60 (Darren Clarke, 1999)
 Total Purse: $3,048,209
 Shares: 1st Place - $508,029; 2nd Place - 338,696; 3rd Place - 190,823
 
                             2001 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Darren Clarke          273              Henrik Bjornstad        278
 Ian Woosnam            276              Retief Goosen           278
 Padraig Harrington     276              Bernhard Langer         279
 Thomas Bjorn           276              Phillip Price           279
 Mark Mouland           277              Ricardo Gonzalez        279
                                         Dean Robertson          279
 
                       Past Smurfit European Open Winners
                       ----------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2001  Darren Clarke (273) -- Ian Woosnam, Padraig Harrington, Thomas Bjorn
 2000  Lee Westwood (276) -- Angel Cabrera
 1999  Lee Westwood (271) -- Darren Clarke, Peter O'Malley
 1998  Mathias Gronberg (275) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez, Phillip Price
 1997  Per-Ulrik Johansson (267) -- Peter Baker
 1996  Per-Ulrik Johansson (277) -- Costantino Rocca
 1995  *Bernhard Langer (280) -- Barry Lane
 1994  David Gilford (275) -- Costantino Rocca, Jose Maria Olazabal
 1993  Gordon Brand, Jr. (275) -- Ronan Rafferty, Phillip Price
 1992  Nick Faldo (262) -- Robert Karlsson
 1991  Mike Harwood (277) -- Sandy Lyle
 1990  Peter Senior (267) -- Ian Woosnam
 1989  Andrew Murray (277) -- Frank Nobilo
 1988  Ian Woosnam (260) -- Nick Faldo
 1987  Paul Way (279) -- John Bland, Gordon Brand, Jr.
 1986  *Greg Norman (269) -- Ken Brown
 1985  Bernhard Langer (269) -- John O'Leary
 1984  Gordon Brand, Jr. (270) -- Seve Ballesteros, Noel Ratcliffe
 1983  Isao Aoki (274) -- Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Carl Mason
 1982  Manuel Pinero (266) -- Sam Torrance
 1981  Graham Marsh (275) -- Seve Ballesteros
 1980  Tom Kite (284) -- Lon Hinkle, Leonard Thompson
 1979  Sandy Lyle (275) -- Dale Hayes, Peter Townsend
 1978  *Bobby Wadkins (283) -- Bernard Gallacher, Gil Morgan
 
 * - Won in playoff.
 
 Note: Formerly called European Open Championship (1978-80, 82), Dixcel
       Tissues (1981), Panasonic European Open (1983-90), General Accident
       European Open (1991-93), European Open (1994).

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