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THE EUROPEAN OPEN RELATED STORIES






DATES:  Thursday, May 28th through Sunday, May 31st
SITE:  The London Golf Club (Heritage Course), Ash, Kent, England
COURSE ARCHITECT:  Jack Nicklaus (1994)
PAR:  72
YARDAGE:  7,257
Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 398 Yd 10 - Par 4 426 Yd
2 - Par 4 412 Yd 11 - Par 3 208 Yd
3 - Par 3 194 Yd 12 - Par 5 531 Yd
4 - Par 4 384 Yd 13 - Par 4 338 Yd
5 - Par 5 541 Yd 14 - Par 4 443 Yd
6 - Par 4 454 Yd 15 - Par 5 548 Yd
7 - Par 3 187 Yd 16 - Par 4 486 Yd
8 - Par 5 563 Yd 17 - Par 3 225 Yd
9 - Par 4 448 Yd 18 - Par 4 471 Yd
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36 3,581 Yd 36 3,676 Yd
Annual: 32nd
Defending Champion: Ross Fisher
Runner-Up: Sergio Garcia
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;
Ross Fisher, 2008)
Course Record: 63 (Ross Fisher, 2008)
18-Hole Record: 60 (Darren Clarke, 1999 - The K Club)
Total Purse: $2,868,630 (2,051,546 euros)
Shares: 1st Place - $560,419; 2nd Place - $373,603; 3rd Place - $210,493
2008 Finish
Player Score Player Score
Ross Fisher 268 Peter Hanson 282
Sergio Garcia 275 Robert Karlsson 282
Graeme McDowell 276 Markus Brier 283
David Frost 277 Stephen Gallacher 283
Soren Hansen 281 Four players at 284
Past European Open Winners
Year Winner (Score) -- Runners-Up
2008 Ross Fisher (268) -- Sergio Garcia
2007 Colin Montgomerie (269) -- Niclas Fasth
2006 Stephen Dodd (279) -- Jose Manuel Lara, Anthony Wall
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), Smurfit Kappa European Open (2006-07).



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