Smurfit European Open
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 Dates: Thursday, July 1st through Sunday, July 4th
 Site: The K Club (Kildare Hotel&Country Club, South Course), Kildare, Ireland
 Course Architect: Arnold Palmer (2003)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,313
 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 449 Yds   10 - Par 5 551 Yds
               2 - Par 3 179 Yds   11 - Par 4 365 Yds
               3 - Par 5 603 Yds   12 - Par 3 214 Yds
               4 - Par 4 394 Yds   13 - Par 4 468 Yds
               5 - Par 4 439 Yds   14 - Par 4 394 Yds
               6 - Par 4 436 Yds   15 - Par 4 376 Yds
               7 - Par 5 600 Yds   16 - Par 4 457 Yds
               8 - Par 3 144 Yds   17 - Par 3 202 Yds
               9 - Par 4 464 Yds   18 - Par 5 578 Yds
                   -------------        -------------
                    36 3,708 Yds         36 3,605 Yds
 
 Annual: 27th
 Defending Champion: Phillip Price
 Runners-Up: Mark McNulty, Alastair Forsyth
 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)
 18-Hole Record: 60 (Darren Clarke, 1999)
 9-Hole Record: 29 (Darren Clarke, 1999)
 Course Record: 64 (Charl Schwartzel, 2003 - North Course)
 Total Purse: $4,024,445
 Shares: 1st Place - $670,809; 2nd Place - 447,166; 3rd Place - 251,937
 
                             2003 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Phillip Price          272              Darren Clarke           276
 Mark McNulty           273              Jarmo Sandelin          278
 Alastair Forsyth       273              Andrew Coltart          278
 Gary Evans             275              Barry Lane              279
 Eduardo Romero         276              Angel Cabrera           279
                                         Lee Westwood            279
 
                       Past Smurfit European Open Winners
                       ----------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2003  Phillip Price (272) -- Mark McNulty, Alastair Forsyth
 2002  Michael Campbell (282) -- Padraig Harrington, Paul Lawrie,
                                 Bradley Dredge, Retief Goosen
 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.
 
 

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