Austrian Open (golf)

Austrian Open
Tournament information
Location Atzenbrugg, Austria
Established 1990
Course(s) Diamond Country Club
Par 72
Length 7,458 yards (6,820 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour (1997–2005)
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,000,000
Month played June
Tournament record score
Aggregate 261 Markus Brier (2004)
To par −23 (as above)
Current champion
China Wu Ashun
Diamond CC
Location in Austria

The Lyoness Open, is a men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour. It was founded as the Austrian Open in 1990, and was a European Tour event for seven straight years up to 1996, being held under a variety of names due to regular changes of title sponsor. The tournament dropped down to the Challenge Tour schedule between 1997 and 2005, with a sharp reduction in prize money, before returning to the main tour for the 2006 season. In 2012, it was announced that the Austrian shopping community Lyoness and its affiliated Greenfinity foundation would be the title sponsors for three seasons, that is, through 2014.[1][2]

The 2016 prize fund was 1,000,000.

The tournament is held at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Lower Austria, 35 km west of Vienna.


2008 Jeev Milkha Singh from India won (in the yellow shirt)
The Australian Richard Green won in 2007
Colin Montgomerie at the Austrian Open 2006
The Austrian Markus Brier, three-time winner of the Austrian Open

European Tour

YearWinnerCountryScoreTo parMargin
of victory
Lyoness Open powered by Sporthilfe Cashback Card
2016 Wu Ashun  China 275 −13 1 stroke Spain Adrián Otaegui
Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity
2015 Chris Wood  England 273 −15 2 strokes Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello
2014 Mikael Lundberg  Sweden 276 −12 Playoff Austria Bernd Wiesberger
2013 Joost Luiten  Netherlands 271 −17 2 strokes Denmark Thomas Bjørn
2012 Bernd Wiesberger  Austria 269 −19 3 strokes France Thomas Levet
Republic of Ireland Shane Lowry
Austrian Golf Open
2011 Kenneth Ferrie  England 276 −12 Playoff England Simon Wakefield
2010 José Manuel Lara  Spain 271 −17 Playoff England David Lynn
2009 Rafael Cabrera-Bello  Spain 264 −20 1 stroke England Benn Barham
Bank Austria GolfOpen presented by Telekom Austria
2008* Jeev Milkha Singh  India 198 −15 1 stroke England Simon Wakefield
BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria
2007 Richard Green  Australia 268 −16 Playoff France Jean-François Remésy
2006 Markus Brier (3)  Austria 266 −18 3 strokes Denmark Søren Hansen

* - 2008 tournament reduced to three rounds due to rain.

Challenge Tour

BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria
2005 Northern Ireland Michael Hoey 265 (−19)
2004 Austria Markus Brier (2) 261 (−23)
2003 England Robert Coles 275 (−13)PO
Austrian Golf Open
2002 Austria Markus Brier 267 (−21)
Austrian Open
2001 England Chris Gane 270 (−18)
2000 No tournament
Diners Club Austrian Open
1999 Switzerland Juan Ciola 263 (−17)PO
1998 United States Kevin Carissimi 269
Matchmaker Austrian Open
1997 Germany Erol Simsek 266

European Tour

YearWinnerCountryScoreTo parMargin
of victory
Hohe Brücke Open
1996 Paul McGinley  Ireland 269 −19 1 stroke England David Lynn
Spain Juan Carlos Piñero
1995 Alex Čejka  Germany 267 −21 4 strokes Spain Ignacio Garrido
Netherlands Rolf Muntz
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
1994 Mark Davis (2)  England 270 −18 2 strokes Republic of Ireland Philip Walton
Hohe Brücke Austrian Open
1993 Ronan Rafferty  Northern Ireland 274 −14 Playoff Denmark Anders Sørensen
Mitsubishi Austrian Open
1992 Peter Mitchell  England 271 −17 1 stroke Australia Peter Fowler
England David J Russell
England Jamie Spence
Mitsubishi Austrian Open sponsored by Denzel
1991 Mark Davis  England 269 −19 5 strokes England Michael McLean
Austrian Open
1990 Bernhard Langer  West Germany 271 −17 Playoff United States Lanny Wadkins


  1. "Lyoness Open: Sponsors". Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013.
  2. "Lyoness Open Sponsor Agreement" (PDF). Lyoness Open. 8 June 2013.

External links

Coordinates: 48°18′54″N 15°54′25″E / 48.315°N 15.907°E / 48.315; 15.907

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