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EUROPEAN OPEN RELATED STORIES





 Dates: July 6th - July 9th
 Site: The K Club, Kildare, Ireland
 Course Architect: Arnold Palmer (1991)
 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: 29th
 Defending Champion: Kenneth Ferrie
 Runner-Up: Colin Montgomerie, Graeme Storm
 Tournament Record: 260 (Ian Woosnam, 1988)
 54-Hole Record: 195 (Ian Woosnam, 1988)
 36-Hole Record: 131 (Howard Clark, 1984; Ian Woosnam, Nick Faldo,
                      Denis Durnian, Mats Lanner, 1988; Robert Karlsson, 1992)
 Course Record: 60 (Darren Clarke, 1999)
 9-Hole Record: 29 (Darren Clarke, 1999)
 Total Purse: $4,446,461
 Shares: 1st $741,083; 2nd $494,043; 3rd $278,351
 
 2005 Finish
 -----------
 
 Player                Score   
 ------                -----
 Kenneth Ferrie         285 
 Colin Montgomerie      287 
 Graeme Storm           287
 Darren Clarke          288 
 Peter Hanson           288  
 Trevor Immelman        289 
 
 Past Smurfit Kappa European Open Winners
 ----------------------------------------
 
 Year  Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
 ----  ----------------------------
 2005  Kenneth Ferrie (285) -- Colin Montgomerie, Graeme Storm
 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
 
 * - 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),
       Smurfit European Open (1995-2005).



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