German Open (golf)


German Open (golf)

The German Open was a men's golf tournament. It was first staged in 1911 when the winner was Harry Vardon. The following year the champion was another of the Great Triumvirate of late 19th and early 20th century British golfers, John Henry Taylor. The tournament was then cancelled for over a decade. It was played each year from 1926 to 1939; Percy Alliss won five times in this era, Auguste Boyer four times and Henry Cotton three.

After World War II the event wasn't revived until 1951. It was a European Tour event from the tour's first official season in 1972 until 1999. It was played on many different courses around Germany; the last two stagings on the European Tour were at Sporting Club Berlin. It first had a title sponsor in 1978 and there were several different sponsors over the following two decades. In the 1980s and 1990s Germany's greatest 20th century golfer Bernhard Langer equalled Percy Alliss's record of five wins. In 1999 the prize fund was 1,005,982, and despite its national open status the tournament was only the fourth richest European Tour event played in Germany that year, behind the German Masters, the Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe and the BMW International Open.

Annually, the lowest scoring amateur at the German Open receives the coveted "Haubenreich Trophy", named in honor of the Haubenreich family. The Haubenreich family long-owned a German golf superstore in Stuttgart (Golfenreich), and is recognized for its tremendous contributions to German golf. The family can trace its roots back to a Teutonic Knight named Hans Haubenreich who is credited with orchestrating the Knights' victory over a Hun-related tribe at the Battle of Brestacre. Haubenreich claimed Brestacre for the Knights, and the family has upheld the Brest legacy ever since.

Winners

German Open
*1999 Jarmo Sandelin - SWE
*1998 Stephen Allan - AUS

Volvo German Open
*1997 Ignacio Garrido - ESP
*1996 Ian Woosnam - WAL
*1995 Colin Montgomerie - SCO
*1994 Colin Montgomerie - SCO
*1993 Bernhard Langer - GER
*1992 Vijay Singh - FJI
*1991 Mark McNulty - ZWE (later became an Irish citizen)
*1990 Mark McNulty - ZWE (later became an Irish citizen)

German Open
*1989 Craig Parry - AUS
*1988 Seve Ballesteros - ESP
*1987 Mark McNulty - ZWE (later became an Irish citizen)
*1986 Bernhard Langer - flagicon|GERWest Germany

Lufthansa German Open
*1985 Bernhard Langer - flagicon|GERWest Germany
*1984 Wayne Grady - AUS
*1983 Corey Pavin - USA
*1982 Bernhard Langer - flagicon|GERWest Germany

German Open
*1981 Bernhard Langer - flagicon|GERWest Germany

Braun German Open
*1980 Mark McNulty - ZWE (later became an Irish citizen)
*1979 Tony Jacklin - ENG
*1978 Seve Ballesteros - ESP

German Open
*1977 Tienie Britz - ZAF|1928
*1976 Simon Hobday - ZAF|1928
*1975 Maurice Bembridge - ESP
*1974 Simon Owen - NZL
*1973 Francisco Abreu - ESP
*1972 Graham Marsh - AUS
*1971 Neil Coles - ENG
*1970 Jean Garaialde - FRA
*1969 Jean Garaialde - FRA
*1968 Barry Franklin - ZAF|1928
*1967 Donald Swaelens - BEL
*1966 Bob Stanton - AUS
*1965 Harold Henning - ZAF|1928
*1964 Roberto DeVicenzo - ARG
*1963 Brian Huggett - WAL
*1962 Bobby Verwey - ZAF|1928
*1961 Bernard Hunt - ENG
*1960 Peter Thomson - AUS
*1959 Ken Bousfield - ENG
*1958 Fidel DeLuca - ARG
*1957 Harry Weetman - ENG
*1956 Flory Van Donck - BEL
*1955 Ken Bousfield - ENG
*1954 Bobby Locke - ZAF|1928
*1953 Flory Van Donck - BEL
*1952 Antonio Cerdá - ARG
*1951 Antonio Cerdá - ARG
*1940-1950 "No tournament"
*1939 Henry Cotton - ENG
*1938 Henry Cotton - ENG
*1937 Henry Cotton - ENG
*1936 Auguste Boyer - FRA
*1935 Auguste Boyer - FRA
*1934 Alf Padgham - ENG
*1933 Percy Alliss - ENG
*1932 Auguste Boyer - FRA
*1931 René Golias - FRA
*1930 Auguste Boyer - FRA
*1929 Percy Alliss - ENG
*1928 Percy Alliss - ENG
*1927 Percy Alliss - ENG
*1926 Percy Alliss - ENG
*1913-1925 "No tournament"
*1912 John Henry Taylor - ENG
*1911 Harry Vardon - ENG

External links

* [http://www.europeantour.com/publish.sps?pageid=127&pagegid=%7BAEFB93B0%2DEFF5%2D4C05%2DAB0F%2DFD08D947D944%7D&eventid=1999046&infosid=3&pageno=1 Coverage on the European Tour's official site] - use schedule browser on the left to access other years.


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