Austrian Open (golf)

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Shot Clock Masters
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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
Finland Mikko Korhonen
Diamond CC is located in Austria
Diamond CC
Diamond CC
Location in Austria

The Shot Clock Masters 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 2018 event was the first professional tournament to use a shot clock on every shot. The official European Tour time allowances were used: a 50 second allowance for a “first to play approach shot (including a par three tee shot), chip or putt” and a 40-second allowance for a “tee shot on a par four or par five, or second or third to play approach shot, chip or putt”. Players that failed to play within these time limits incurred a one-shot penalty, which was added to their score for that hole. Players had two “time-extensions” in each round, each giving them an extra 40 seconds.[3]

Since 2010 the tournament has been 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

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
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
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

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
of victory
BA-CA Golf Open presented by Telekom Austria
2005 Michael Hoey  Northern Ireland 265 −19 1 stroke Sweden Steven Jeppesen
2004 Markus Brier (2)  Austria 261 −23 8 strokes Finland Roope Kakko
England Lee Slattery
2003 Robert Coles  England 275 −13 Playoff Australia Steven Bowditch
Austrian Golf Open
2002 Markus Brier  Austria 267 −21 1 stroke Germany Gary Birch Jr
Austrian Open
2001 Chris Gane  England 270 −18 1 stroke England Andrew Marshall
2000 No tournament
Diners Club Austrian Open
1999 Juan Ciola   Switzerland 263 −17 Playoff New Zealand Elliot Boult
1998 Kevin Carissimi  United States 269 −11 2 strokes Austria Markus Brier
Sweden Per Jacobson
England David R. Jones
Matchmaker Austrian Open
1997 Erol Simsek  Germany 266 −14 3 strokes United States Kevin Carissimi
England David Lynn
Denmark Steen Tinning

European Tour

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin
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.
  3. ^ "Five things to know - Shot Clock Masters". PGA European Tour. 5 June 2018.

External links

  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site

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

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