Czech Open (golf)

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Czech Open
Tournament information
Location Czech Republic Czech Republic
Established 1994
Course(s) Prosper Golf Resort
Par 72
Length 7,452 yards (6,814 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,500,000
Month played August
Final year 2011
Tournament record score
Aggregate 237 Per-Ulrik Johansson (1994)
(European Tour events only)
To par −20 Bernhard Langer (1997)
Final champion
England Oliver Fisher

The Czech Open was a golf tournament on the European Tour which was held annually in the Czech Republic.

The tournament first appeared on the European Tour schedule between 1994 to 1997 as the Chemapol Trophy Czech Open, and was the first European Tour event staged east of the former Iron Curtain after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The first three of those events were held at the Golf Club Mariánské Lázně in Mariánské Lázně, before moving to the Prague Karlstein Golf Club, overlooked by Karlštejn Castle, just outside Prague. Germany's former World Number 1 Bernhard Langer was much the most distinguished of the four champions.

Following flood disasters in the Czech Republic in 1997, the Czech Open in the following year was canceled at the request of the sponsors, and lost its place on the European Tour schedule as a result.[1] In its final year, the prize fund was £804,788, which was above average for a European Tour event at that time.

Having been contested on the satellite Alps Tour in 2008, the Czech Open returned to the European Tour schedule for the 2009 season, when it was played at the Miguel Ángel Jiménez designed Prosper Golf Resort in Čeladná towards the end of July with a prize fund of 2.5 million.[2] It was titled as the Moravia Silesia Open in 2009, and retitled again in 2010 to the Czech Open. The 2011 Czech Open was the last one held, with the 2012 version being scheduled, but ultimately canceled due to a lack of funds.[3]

Winners

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Czech Open
2011 Oliver Fisher  England 275 −13 2 strokes Sweden Mikael Lundberg
2010 Peter Hanson  Sweden 278 −10 Playoff England Gary Boyd
Republic of Ireland Peter Lawrie
Moravia Silesia Open presented by ALO Diamonds
2009 Oskar Henningsson  Sweden 275 −13 2 strokes England Sam Little
England Steve Webster
Czech Golf Open (Alps Tour)
2008 Clemens Prader  Austria 203 −13 7 strokes Austria Michael Moser
Chemapol Trophy Czech Open
1998–2007: No tournament
1997 Bernhard Langer  Germany 264 −20 4 strokes Sweden Niclas Fasth
Spain Ignacio Garrido
Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
1996 Jonathan Lomas  England 272 −12 1 stroke Sweden Daniel Chopra
1995 Peter Teravainen  United States 268 −16 1 stroke England Howard Clark
1994 Per-Ulrik Johansson  Sweden 237 −11 3 strokes Sweden Klas Eriksson

See also

References

  1. "Sporting Digest: Golf". The Independent. March 19, 1998. Retrieved 2008-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[dead link]
  2. "Golf-Czech Open back on European Tour schedule". Reuters UK. July 10, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-14.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/7944873/pga-european-tour-czech-open-canceled-funds-cited

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