Smurfit European Open
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
News and report 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, June 30th through Sunday, July 3rd
 Site: The K Club (Kildare Hotel & C.C., North Course), Kildare, Ireland
 Course Architect: Arnold Palmer (1991)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,350
 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 3 182 Yds
                4 - Par 5 568 Yds   13 - Par 4 428 Yds
                5 - Par 4 440 Yds   14 - Par 3 213 Yds
                6 - Par 4 478 Yds   15 - Par 4 446 Yds
                7 - Par 4 430 Yds   16 - Par 5 570 Yds
                8 - Par 3 173 Yds   17 - Par 4 424 Yds
                9 - Par 4 461 Yds   18 - Par 5 537 Yds
                    -------------        -------------
                     35 3,551 Yds         37 3,799 Yds
 
 Annual: 28th
 Defending Champion: Retief Goosen
 Runners-Up: Richard Green, Peter O'Malley, Lee Westwood
 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: $4,215,042
 Shares: 1st Place - $702,507; 2nd Place - $468,331; 3rd Place - $263,846
 
                             2004 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score             Player                 Score
 ------                -----             ------                 -----
 Retief Goosen          275              Jose Manuel Lara        281
 Richard Green          280              David Howell            283
 Peter O'Malley         280              Angel Cabrera           284
 Lee Westwood           280              Soren Kjeldsen          284
 Maarten Lafeber        281              Four players at         285
 
                       Past Smurfit European Open Winners
                       ----------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2004  Retief Goosen (275) -- Richard Green, Peter O'Malley, Lee Westwood
 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

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