Belgacom Open
Belgacom Open
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Preivew of this years tournament
News and report from the 1st round
Scores from the 1st round
News and report from the 2nd round
Scores from the 2nd round
News and report from the 3rd round
Scores 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, October 21st through Sunday, October 24th Site: Royal Zoute Golf Club, 
Knokke-Le-Zoute, Belgium Par: 71 Yardage: 6,907 Hole-By-Hole: 1 - Par 4 420 Yds 
10 - Par 4 384 Yds 2 - Par 4 395 Yds 11 - Par 3 209 Yds 3 - Par 3 148 Yds 12 - 
Par 5 532 Yds 4 - Par 4 417 Yds 13 - Par 4 446 Yds 5 - Par 4 470 Yds 14 - Par 
4 414 Yds 6 - Par 4 415 Yds 15 - Par 5 550 Yds 7 - Par 4 386 Yds 16 - Par 3 183 
Yds 8 - Par 3 207 Yds 17 - Par 5 546 Yds 9 - Par 4 402 Yds 18 - Par 4 383 Yds 
------------- ------------- 34 3,260 Yds 37 3,647 Yds Annual: 50th Defending Champion: 
Lee Westwood Runner-Up: Fredrik Jacobson Tournament Record: 268 (Lee Westwood, 
Fredrik Jacobson, 1998) 54-Hole Record: 200 (Eamonn Darcy, 1987) 36-Hole Record: 
132 (Fredrik Jacobson, 1998) Course Record: 64 (Miguel Angel Jimenez, 1992; Bernhard 
Langer, Vijay Singh, Rodger Davis, 1993; Robert Karlsson, Greg Turner, Van Phillips, 
Mark Mouland, 1998) Total Purse: 750,000 (euros) Shares: 1st Place - 125,000; 
2nd Place - 83,320; 3rd Place - 46,940 1998 Finish ----------- Player Score Player 
Score ------ ----- ------ ----- Lee Westwood * 268 Peter Mitchell 272 Fredrik 
Jacobson 268 Alex Cejka 273 Robert Karlsson 270 Michael Jonzon 273 Greg Turner 
270 Mark Mouland 273 Jarmo Sandelin 272 Seven players at 274 * - Won in playoff. 
Past Belgacom Open Winners and Runners-up ----------------------------------------- 
1998 -- *Lee Westwood (268) -- Fredrik Jacobson 1997 -- Not Held 1996 -- Not Held 
1995 -- Not Held 1994 -- *Nick Faldo (279) 1993 -- Darren Clarke (270) 1992 -- 
Miguel Angel Jimenez (274) 1991 -- *Per-Ulrik Johansson (276) 1990 -- Ove Sellberg 
(272) 1989 -- Gordon J. Brand (273) 1988 -- Jose Maria Olazabal (269) 1987 -- 
#Eamonn Darcy (200) 1986 -- Not Held 1985 -- Not Held 1984 -- Not Held 1983 -- 
Not Held 1982 -- Not Held 1981 -- Not Held 1980 -- Not Held 1979 -- G.Levenson 
(279) 1978 -- N.Ratcliffe (280) 1977 -- Not Held 1976 -- Not Held 1975 -- Not 
Held 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 -- K.Bousfield (271) 1957 -- *B.J. 
Hunt (280) 1956 -- F.van Donck (269) 1955 -- D.C. Thomas (290) 1954 -- D.J. Reese 
(287) 1953 -- F.van Donck (270) 1952 -- A.Cerda (286) 1951 -- A.Pelissier (279) 
1950 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (282) 1949 -- J.Adams (283) 1948 -- W.S. Forrester 
(288) 1947 -- F.van Donck (283) 1946 -- F.van Donck (289) 1945 -- Not Held 1944 
-- Not Held 1943 -- Not Held 1942 -- Not Held 1941 -- Not Held 1940 -- Not Held 
1939 -- F.van DOnck (291) 1938 -- T.H. Cotton (277) 1937 -- M.Dallemagne (285) 
1936 -- A.Boyer (285) 1935 -- W.J. Branch (283) 1934 -- T.H. Cotton (279) 1933 
-- A.Boyer (282) 1932 -- A.Lacey (291) 1931 -- A.Lacey (301) 1930 -- T.H. Cotton 
(281) 1929 -- S.F. Brews (300) 1928 -- A.Tingey, Jr. (293) 1927 -- M.Dallemagne 
(140) 1926 -- A.Boomer (137) 1925 -- E.Lafitte (145) 1924 -- W.Hagen (142) 1923 
-- P.Boomer (143) 1922 -- A.Boomer (150) 1921 -- E.Lafitte (145) 1920 -- R.Jones 
(154) 1919 -- Not Held 1918 -- Not Held 1917 -- Not Held 1916 -- Not Held 1915 
-- Not Held 1914 -- T.Ball (144) 1913 -- T.Ball (154) 1912 -- G.Duncan (144) 1911 
-- C.H. Mayo (144) 1910 -- A.Massy (139) * - won in playoff # - 54 holes Note: 
From 1910-27 the tournament was only 36 holes. Formerly called Volvo Belgian Open 
(1987-89), Peugeot-Trends Belgian Open (1990), Renault Belgian Open (1991), Piaget 
Belgian Open (1992), Alfred Dunhill Open (1993-94). Tournament was not held from 
1938-45, 1959-77, 1980-86, 1995-97. Top Contenders in the Field --------------------------- 
Lee Westwood - Defending champion, 4th in scoring, 3 wins this year Seve Ballesteros 
- Leads tour in putting & putts per greens in regulation Thomas Bjorn - Won last 
week's Sarazen World Open, 14th on money list Darren Clarke - 7th on money list 
with one win and six top-10's John Daly - Has made 
just 10 of 21 cuts on PGA Tour, no top-10's Retief Goosen - 6th in scoring, 4th 
on money list with 1 win, 11 top-10's David Howell - 21st on money list with one 
win and three top-five's Mark James - Ryder Cup captain has been runner-up twice 
this year P-Ulrik Johansson - Has made the cut in 10 of 18 European events, 3 
top-10's Bernhard Langer - Five top-10's, 3rd in sand saves, 28th on money list 
Paul Lawrie - Open champion, 5th on money list with 2 wins Miguel A. Martin - 
Tied for 18th last week, won earlier this season Jean Van de Velde - Has made 
20 of 24 cuts, 3 top-10's, 13th on money list Ian Woosnam - 29th on money list 
with 3 top-10's in 21 events 

 

 


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