Spanish Open (Open de España)  History and Past Winners

imageThe national championship of Spain, the Open de España is one of the oldest championships in golf. Founded in 1912, its list of winners includes such luminaries as Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, Roberto de Vicenzo, and Padraig Harrington. Two Americans have won: Arnold Palmer (1975) and Jerry Heard (1974).

The Spanish Open was one of the inaugural events on the European Tour in 1972.

The 2013 edition is played at the Parador de El Saler, which last hosted in 2001. The course is relatively short, relying on Mediterranean winds to provide a defense of its holes.

A list of past winners follows:

Open de Espana Past Winners
Year Winner Country Score
Reale Seguros Open de España
2012 Francesco Molinari Italy 280
Open de España
2011 Thomas Aiken South Africa 278
2010 Álvaro Quirós Spain 277PO
2009 Thomas Levet France 270
2008 Peter Lawrie Ireland 273PO
2007 Charl Schwartzel South Africa 272
Andalucía Open de España Valle Romano
2006 Niclas Fasth Sweden 270PO
Jazztel Open de España en Andalucía
2005 Peter Hanson Sweden 280PO
Canarias Open de España
2004 Christian Cévaër France 271
2003 Kenneth Ferrie England 266PO
2002 Sergio García Spain 275
Via Digital Open de España
2001 Robert Karlsson Sweden 277
Peugeot Open de España
2000 Brian Davis England 274
1999 Jarmo Sandelin Sweden 267
1998 Thomas Bjørn Denmark 267
1997 Mark James England 277PO
Peugeot Spanish Open
1996 Pádraig Harrington Ireland 272
1995 Seve Ballesteros Spain 274
1994 Colin Montgomerie Scotland 277
1993 Joakim Haeggman Sweden 275
1992 Andrew Sherborne England 271
1991 Eduardo Romero Argentina 275PO
1990 Rodger Davis Australia 277
1989 Bernhard Langer West Germany 281
1988 Mark James England 262
1987 Nick Faldo England 286
1986 Howard Clark England 272
1985 Seve Ballesteros Spain 266
Benson & Hedges Spanish Open
1984 Bernhard Langer West Germany 275
1983 Eamonn Darcy Ireland 277
1982 Sam Torrance Scotland 273
1981 Seve Ballesteros Spain 273
1980 Eddie Polland Northern Ireland 276
Spanish Open
1979 Dale Hayes South Africa 278
1978 Brian Barnes Scotland 276
1977 Bernard Gallacher Scotland 277
1976 Eddie Polland Northern Ireland 282
1975 Arnold Palmer United States 283
1974 Jerry Heard United States 279
1973 Neil Coles England 282
1972 Antonio Garrido Spain 293
1971 Dale Hayes South Africa 275
1970 Ángel Gallardo Spain 284
1969 Jean Garaïalde France 283
1968 Bob Shaw Australia 286
1967 Sebastián Miguel Spain 265
1966 Roberto De Vicenzo Argentina 279
1965 No tournament
1964 Ángel Miguel Spain 272
1963 Ramón Sota Spain 287
1962 No tournament
1961 Ángel Miguel Spain 267
1960 Sebastián Miguel Spain 286
1959 Peter Thomson Australia 286
1958 Peter Alliss England 268
1957 Max Faulkner England 283
1956 Peter Alliss England 285
1955 Conde de Lamaze (am) France 271
1954 Sebastián Miguel Spain 268
1953 Max Faulkner England 271
1952 Max Faulkner England 275
1951 Mariano Provencio Spain 281
1950 Antonio Cerdá Argentina
1949 Marcelino Morcillo Spain 280
1948 Marcelino Morcillo Spain 268
1947 Mario Gonzalez (am) Brazil 277
1946 Marcelino Morcillo Spain 281
1945 Carlos Celles Spain 274
1944 Nicasio Sagardia Spain
1943 Mariano Provencio Spain 286
1942 Gabriel González Spain 264
1941 Mariano Provencio Spain 283
1940 Gabriel González Spain
1936-39 No tournament
1935 Tomás Cayarga Spain 279
1934 Mariano Provencio Spain 276
1933 Gabriel González Spain 270
1932 Gabriel González Spain 272
1931 No tournament
1930 Joaquin Bernardino Spain 291
1929 Eugène Lafitte France 285
1928 Arnaud Massy France 278
1927 Arnaud Massy France
1926 Joaquin Bernardino Spain 283
1925 Angel de la Torre Spain
1924 No tournament
1923 Angel de la Torre Spain
1922 No tournament
1921 Eugène Lafitte France 296
1920 No tournament
1919 Angel de la Torre Spain 304
1918 No tournament
1917 Angel de la Torre Spain 288
1916 Angel de la Torre Spain 293
1913-15 No tournament
1912 Arnaud Massy France
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