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Return of the European Tour – Austrian Open 2020

The Event

Its been a long wait but we finally have European Tour golf back on the agenda. To get us started we have 2 events being held in Austria then we move on to the UK for a 6 week swing of events and recently confirmed the Tour will then move on to Spain and Portugal for the 2 weeks, prior to the US Open.

Our first event back and this weeks focus other than another ‘millimaker’ opportunity on the PGA Tour is the Austrian Open.

This much anticipated opportunity for elite professional golf to resume this side of the pond will be hosted at Diamond Country Club, host to the Lyoness Open since 2010 and host to the Shot Clock Masters in 2018.

The Course

diamond country club

Diamond Country Club which is located 20 miles from Vienna was designed by Englishman Jeremy Pern and opened in 2002. Miguel Ángel Jiménez has since redesigned some of the holes, including a complete overhaul of the signature par four eighth hole.

The course is a relatively flat and an exposed layout that puts a lot of emphasis on accuracy and patient approach. Measuring 7,458 yards with a par of 72 the course is littered with water, including a couple of island greens and plenty of punishment for errant tee shots.

The bent/poa greens here are always presented in immaculate condition and no doubt even with recent limitations etc. I have no doubt that once again the players will really enjoy these surfaces.

Course Card

Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, near Vienna, Austria
Hole Par Yards Meters
1
5
506
463
2
3
202
185
3
4
376
344
4
5
556
508
5
4
405
370
6
3
159
145
7
4
411
376
8
4
468
428
9
4
500
457
In
36
3583
3276
Hole Par Yards Meters
10
4
504
461
11
4
437
400
12
4
474
433
13
4
370
338
14
3
225
206
15
5
600
549
16
5
591
540
17
4
490
448
18
3
184
168
Out
36
3875
3543
72
7458
6819
The Field

This event along with next week will be a co-sanction event operated by the European and Challenge Tour. There will be many names that could be unfamiliar to most and compared to normal proceedings could be considered to be a weak field. However I can assure you the standard will be very high and even after this long break it wouldn’t surprise me to see some low numbers out there… Possibly a great chance to take a punt on lesser knowns or even those that prior to all of this mess were displaying poor form and cash in on a week where really its anyone’s guess with who’s gonna shine after the long break.

Event History
Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
Austrian Open
2020
2019: No tournament
Shot Clock Masters
2018 Mikko Korhonen  Finland 272 −16 6 strokes Scotland Connor Syme
Lyoness Open powered by Organic+
2017 Dylan Frittelli  South Africa 276 −12 1 stroke England David Horsey
Finland Mikko Korhonen
South Africa Jbe’ Kruger
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

 

Key Statistics

Driving Accuracy

Greens in Regulation

Par 5 Scoring.

Scrambling.

 

DraftKings Picks.

$9,000 +

Joost Luiten $11,200

Connor Syme $10,000

$8,000 – $9,000

Miguel Angel Jimenez $8,900

Antione Rozner $8,500

$7,000 – $8,000

Gregory Bourdy $7,800

Ryan Evans $7,700

Rhys Enoch $7,400

Lorenzo Scalise $7,300

-$7,000

Matt Ford $6,800

Alfie Plant $6,500

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