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THE 3 IRISH OPEN RELATED STORIES






DATES:  Thursday, May 14th through Sunday, May 17th
SITE:  County Louth Golf Club, Baltray, Drogheda, Ireland
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Tom Simpson (1938)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,063
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 454 Yds 10 - Par 4 429 Yds
2 - Par 5 523 Yds 11 - Par 4 470 Yds
3 - Par 5 544 Yds 12 - Par 4 442 Yds
4 - Par 4 379 Yds 13 - Par 4 421 Yds
5 - Par 3 173 Yds 14 - Par 4 332 Yds
6 - Par 5 531 Yds 15 - Par 3 167 Yds
7 - Par 3 163 Yds 16 - Par 4 429 Yds
8 - Par 4 421 Yds 17 - Par 3 207 Yds
9 - Par 4 419 Yds 18 - Par 5 559 Yds
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37 3,607 Yds 35 3,456 Yds
Annual: 54th
Defending Champion: Richard Finch
Runner-Up: Felipe Aguilar
Tournament Record: 266 (Colin Montgomerie, 2001)
54-Hole Record: 198 (Rolf Muntz, 2000)
36-Hole Record: 129 (Patrik Sjoland, 2000)
18-Hole Record: 62 (Colin Montgomerie, 1997; Barry Lane 1998;
Miguel Angel Martin, 1999 - Druids Glen)
Course Record: 64 (Peter Lonard, Nick O'Hern, 2004)
Total Purse: $4,020,881 (3,000,000 euros)
Shares: 1st Place - $670,146; 2nd Place - $446,760; 3rd Place - $251,707
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Richard Finch 278 Gary Murphy 281
Felipe Aguilar 280 Rory McIlroy 282
Robert Karlsson 281 Bradley Dredge 283
Maarten Lafeber 281 Alvaro Quiros 283
Lee Westwood 281 Three players at 284
Past The 3 Irish Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Richard Finch (278) -- Felipe Aguilar
2007 *Padraig Harrington (283) -- Bradley Dredge
2006 Thomas Bjorn (283) -- Paul Casey
2005 *Stephen Dodd (279) -- David Howell
2004 Brett Rumford (274) -- Padraig Harrington, Raphael Jacquelin
2003 *Michael Campbell (277) -- Peter Hedblom, Thomas Bjorn
2002 *Soren Hansen (270) -- Darren Fichardt, Richard Bland, Niclas Fasth
2001 Colin Montgomerie (266) -- Padraig Harrington, Darren Clarke,
Niclas Fasth
2000 Patrick Sjoland (270) -- Fredrik Jacobson
1999 Sergio Garcia (268) -- Angel Cabrera
1998 *David Carter (278) -- Colin Montgomerie
1997 Colin Montgomerie (269) -- Lee Westwood
1996 Colin Montgomerie (279) -- Andrew Oldcorn, Wayne Riley
1995 *Sam Torrance (277) -- Howard Clark, Stuart Cage
1994 Bernhard Langer (275) -- Robert Allenby, John Daly
1993 *Nick Faldo (276) -- Jose Maria Olazabal
1992 *Nick Faldo (274) -- Wayne Westner
1991 Nick Faldo (283) -- Colin Montgomerie
1990 Jose Maria Olazabal (282) -- Frank Nobilo, Mark Calcavecchia
1989 *Ian Woosnam (278) -- Philip Walton
1988 Ian Woosnam (278) -- Nick Faldo, Manuel Pinero, Des Smyth,
Jose Maria Olazabal
1987 Bernhard Langer (269) -- Sandy Lyle
1986 Seve Ballesteros (285) -- Rodger Davis, Mark McNulty
1985 *Seve Ballesteros (278) -- Bernhard Langer
1984 Bernhard Langer (267) -- Mark James
1983 Seve Ballesteros (271) -- Brian Barnes
1982 John O'Leary (287) -- Maurice Bembridge
1981 Sam Torrance (276) -- Nick Faldo
1980 Mark James (284) -- Brian Barnes
1979 Mark James (282) -- Ed Sneed
1978 Ken Brown (281) -- Seve Ballesteros, John O'Leary
1977 Hubert Green (283) -- Ben Crenshaw
1976 Ben Crenshaw (284) -- Brian Barnes, Martin Foster, Billy Casper
1975 Christy O'Connor, Jr. (275) -- Harry Bannerman
1974 Not Held
1973 Not Held
1972 Not Held
1971 Not Held
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 Not Held
1959 Not Held
1958 Not Held
1957 Not Held
1956 Not Held
1955 Not Held
1954 Not Held
1953 E.Brown (272)
1952 Not Held
1951 Not Held
1950 H.Pickworth (287)
1949 H.Bradshaw (286)
1948 D.Rees (295)
1947 H.Bradshaw (290)
1946 F.Daly (288)
1945 Not Held
1944 Not Held
1943 Not Held
1942 Not Held
1941 Not Held
1940 Not Held
1939 A.Lees (287)
1938 A.Locke (292)
1937 B.Gadd (284)
1936 R.Whitcombe (281)
1935 E.Whitcombe (292)
1934 S.Easterbrook (284)
1933 E.Kenyon (286)
1932 A.Padgham (283)
1931 E.Kenyon (291)
1930 C.Whitcombe (289)
1929 Abe Mitchell (309)
1928 E.Whitcombe (288)
1927 George Duncan (312)
* - Won in Playoff
Note: Formerly called Carrolls Irish Open (1975-93), Murphy's Irish Open
(1994-2002), Nissan Irish Open (2003-06), Irish Open (2007-08).



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