Belgian Open


 

The Belgian Open

 
The Belgian Open tournament results, listed below, are sorted by year and feature the title sponsor, name of winner, golf tournament venue, score and prize money.  

First played in 1910, the Belgian Open is Europe's third oldest national open championship. Only the Open Championship (1860) and French Open (1906) are older.

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2018
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Otaegui, Adrian
Rinkven GC
34 (-3)
€166,660
Played as the Belgian Knockout (May 17-20; significantly repackaged version of the Belgian Open last played in 2000; new format: 2 days stroke-play; after the cut 64 players go into knockout rounds of 9-hole stroke-play matches). Second-placed Benjamin Hebert (Fra) finished 2 shots behind Otaegui (Esp) in the 9-hole stroke-play final. [Ch'ship North course, Rinkven GC, 's Gravenwezel, nr Antwerp].
2000
Belgacom
266 (-18)
€166,660
Played as the Belgacom Open (Sept 21-24; played for last time until 2018). Second-placed Eduardo Romero (Arg) finished 4 shots behind Westwood (Eng), who claimed his second Belgian Open title and fifth win of the season. [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1999
Belgacom
272 (-12)
€125,000
Played as the Belgacom Open (50th) (Oct 21-24). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) and Jamie Spence (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Karlsson (Swe), who recorded his third European Tour win with a final round 66 (-5). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1998
Belgacom
268 (-16)
£66,660
Played as the Belgacom Open (Oct 1-4; played for first time since 1994). Westwood (Eng) beat Freddie Jacobson (Swe) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1994
Alfred Dunhill
279 (-5)
£100,000
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Open (June 2-5; played for the last time until 1998). Faldo (Eng) beat Joakim Haeggman (Swe) with a par at the first playoff hole, to record his last European Tour win on European soil. [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1993
Alfred Dunhill
270 (-14)
£100,000
Played as the Alfred Dunhill Open (Oct 7-10). Second-placed Vijay Singh (Fiji) and Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Clarke (N.Ire). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1992
Piaget
274 (-10)
£100,000
Played as the Piaget Belgian Open (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Barry Lane (Eng) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Jiménez (Esp). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1991
Renault
276 (-12)
£41,660
Played as the Renault Belgian Open (June 13-16). First-time European Tour winner Johansson (Swe) beat Paul Broadhurst (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].
1990
Peugeot-Trends
Sellberg, Ove
272 (-16)
£41,660
Played as the Peugeot-Trends Belgian Open (May 10-13). Second-placed Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 4 shots behind Sellberg (Swe), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. [Lion course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].
1989
Volvo
Brand, Gordon J.
273 (-11)
£33,330
Played as the Volvo Belgian Open (May 11-14). Second-placed Kevin Dickens (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Gordon J Brand (Eng), who recorded his first and only European Tour win. [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].
1988
Volvo
269 (-15)
£33,330
Played as the Volvo Belgian Open (June 16-19). Second-placed Mike Smith (USA) finished 4 shots behind Olazábal (Esp), who recorded his third European Tour win. [Bercuit GC, Grez-Doiceau, Walloon Brabant].
1987
Volvo
200 (-13)
£25,000
Played as the Volvo Belgian Open (June 17-20; played for the first time since 1979). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng), Ronan Rafferty (N.Ire) and Ian Woosnam (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Darcy (Ire). Tournament played over 54 holes due to bad weather. [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].
1979
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Levenson, Gavan
279 (-5)
£5,382
Played as the Belgian Open (June 7-10; played for the last time until 1987). Second-placed Bobby Cole (RSA), Nick Faldo (Eng) and Michael King (Eng) finished 3 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Levenson (RSA). [Marache course, Royal Waterloo GC, Waterloo, Belgium].
1978
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280 (-12)
£5,364
Played as the Belgian Open (June 8-11; played for the first time since 1958). Second-placed Chris Tickner (Aus) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Ratcliffe (Aus). [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1958
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Bousfield, Ken
271
£1,000
Played as the Belgian Open (July 8-10; played for the last time until 1978). Second-placed Antonio Cerdá (Arg) finished 3 shots behind Bousfield (Eng). [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1957
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Hunt, Bernard
280
Played as the Belgian Open (May 24-27). Hunt (Eng) beat Dai Rees (Wales) in a 36-hole playoff (Hunt 137, Rees 145). [Royal Latem GC, Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium].
1956
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269
Played as the Belgian Open (June 8-10). Second-placed Angel Miguel (Esp) finished 8 shots behind Van Donck (Belg), who claimed the last of his five Belgian Open titles. [Royal Latem GC, Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium].
1955
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Thomas, Dave
290
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 10-12). Second-placed Arthur de Vulder (Belg ) finished 1 shot behind Thomas (Wales). [Royal GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1954
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287
Played as the Belgian Open (July 16-18). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) and Aldo Casera (Italy) finished 1 shot behind Rees (Wales). [Royal Antwerp GC, Kappellen, nr Antwerp].
1953
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270
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 8-10). Second-placed Henri de Lamaze (Fra, amateur) finished 9 shots behind Van Donck (Belg), who claimed the fourth of his five Belgian Open titles. [Royal Waterloo GC, Ferme Blaret, Rhode-Saint-Genese, nr Brussels. This course closed following the Club's move to a new location].
1952
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Cerda, Antonio
286
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 7-9). Second-placed Brian Wilkes (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Cerdá (Arg). [GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1951
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Pelissier, Albert
279
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Flory Van Donck (Belg) and Hassan Hassanien (Egypt) finished 5 shots behind Pelissier (Fra). [Royal Latem GC, Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium].
1950
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282
Played as the Belgian Open (July 21-23). Second-placed Antonio Cerdá (Arg) finished 4 shots behind De Vicenzo (Arg). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1949
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Adams, Jimmy
283
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 11-13). Second-placed Max Faulkner (Eng) finished 2 shots behind James "Jimmy" Adams (Scot), who also won the Dutch Open in 1949. [GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1948
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Forrester, Bill
288
Played as the Belgian Open. Won by Forrester (Scot), who played out of Ravenstein at the time. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1947
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285
Played as the Belgian Open. Won by defending champion Van Donck (Belg), who recorded the third of his five Belgian Open titles. [GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1946
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289
Played as the Belgian Open. W.S. "Bill" Forrester (Scot) finished second to defending champion Van Donck (Belg). [Royal Waterloo GC, Ferme Blaret, Rhode-Saint-Genese, nr Brussels. This course closed following the Club's move to a new location].
1945
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(not played)
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Belgian Open not played due to World War II.
1944
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(not played)
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Belgian Open not played due to World War II.
1943
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(not played)
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Belgian Open not played due to World War II.
1942
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(not played)
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x
Belgian Open not played due to World War II.
1941
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(not played)
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x
Belgian Open not played due to World War II.
1940
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(not played)
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x
Belgian Open not played due to World War II.
1939
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291 (+11)
Played as the Belgian Open (25th) (Aug 9-11). Max Faulkner (Eng) finished 1 shot behind home-country winner van Donck (Belg), who shot a level par 70 in the final round. [GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1938
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277
Played as the Belgian Open (July 12-14). Arthur Lacey (Eng) finished 13 shots behind Cotton (Eng), who recorded his third win in this event. Cotton had been the club professional at Waterloo GC (1933-36). [Royal Waterloo GC, Ferme Blaret, Rhode-Saint-Genese, nr Brussels. This course closed following the Club's move to a new location].
1937
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Dallemagne, Marcel
285
Played as the Belgian Open (July 21-23). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 4 shots behind Dallemagne (Fra), who won this title for the second time. [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1936
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Boyer, Auguste
285
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 8-10). Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Boyer (Fra). Cotton, the leader by seven shots after three rounds, slumped to a final round 76 against Boyer's 68. [GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1935
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Branch, William
283
Played as the Belgian Open (July 5-8). William J. "Bill" Branch (Eng) beat Flory van Donck (Belg) in a 36-hole playoff: Branch 145, Van Donck 149). At the time Van Donck was Ravenstein's assistant professional. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1934
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279
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 13-15). Second-placed Percy Alliss (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Cotton (Eng), who won this event for the second time. Cotton was the club professional at Waterloo GC at the time. [Royal Waterloo GC, Ferme Blaret, Rhode-Saint-Genese, nr Brussels. This course closed following the Club's move to a new location].
1933
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Boyer, Auguste
282
Played as the Belgian Open (Aug 6-8). Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Boyer (Fra). [GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1932
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Lacey, Arthur
291
Played as the Belgian Open (June 16-18). Second-placed Auguste Boyer (Fra) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Lacey (Eng). Lacey also won the French Open a week earlier. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1931
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Lacey, Arthur
301
Played as the Belgian Open (July 29-31). Second-placed Marcel Dallemagne (Fra) and Pierre Hirogoyen (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Lacey (Eng). [GC des Fagnes, Spa, Ardennes, Belgium].
1930
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281
Played as the Belgian Open (June 27-29). Second-placed Archie Compston (Eng) finished 11 shots behind Cotton (Eng). [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1929
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Brews, Sid
300
Played as the Belgian Open (May 29-31). Second-placed Aubrey Boomer (Jersey) finished 1 shot behind Brews (S Africa). [Royal Antwerp GC, Kappellen, nr Antwerp].
1928
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Tingey Jr, Alfred
297
Played as the Belgian Open (Jun 16-18; for the first time over 72-holes). Second-placed Jack Taylor (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Tingey Jr (Eng). [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1927
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Dallemagne, Marcel
140
x
Played as the Belgian Open. Won by Dallemagne (Fra). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1926
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Boomer, Aubrey
137
Played as the Belgian Open (July 12). Second-placed Percy Boomer (Jersey) finished 9 shots behind his younger brother Aubrey Boomer (Jersey). [Royal Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1925
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Eugene Lafitte
142
Played as the Belgian Open (Oct 3). Second-placed Arthur Havers (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Lafitte (Fra). [Royal Antwerp GC, Kappellen, nr Antwerp].
1924
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142
Played as the Belgian Open. Aubrey Boomer (Eng) finished in second place behind Hagen (USA). [Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1923
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Boomer, Percy
143
Played as the Belgian Open. Won by Percy Boomer (Eng); his brother Aubrey was the unsuccessful defending champion. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1922
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Boomer, Aubrey
150
Played as the Belgian Open (July 1). Second-placed Charles H. Corlett (Isle of Man) and Marius Cavallo (Fra) finished 1 shot behind Boomer (Jersey). Boomer also held the French Open title in 1922. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1921
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Eugene Lafitte
145
Played as the Belgian Open. Won by Lafitte (Fra). [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1920
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Jones, Rowland
154
Played as the Belgian Open (July 13). Jones (Eng) beat Aubrey Boomer (Jersey) and Henry Burrows (Eng) in an 18-hole playoff. The 36 regulation holes and 18 extra holes were all played in the same day. [Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1919
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(not played)
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Belgian Open not played due to World War I.
1918
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(not played)
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Belgian Open not played due to World War I.
1917
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(not played)
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Belgian Open not played due to World War I.
1916
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(not played)
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Belgian Open not played due to World War I.
1915
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(not played)
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x
Belgian Open not played due to World War I.
1914
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Ball, Tom
144
£40
Played as the Belgian Open (July 11). Second-placed Charles Mayo (Eng) finished 4 shots behind defending champion Tom Ball (Eng; cousin of the great amateur John Ball). [Antwerp GC, Kappellen, nr Antwerp].
1913
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Ball, Tom
Lombardsijde GC
145
£40
Played as the Belgian Open (Oct 17). Second-placed James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Ball (Eng). [Lombardsijde GC, nr De Panne, West Flanders. This course, also known as Lombartzyde GC, no longer exists].
1912
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Royal Zoute
144
Played as the Belgian Open (July 5). Duncan (Scot) beat Ted Ray (Jersey) and Tom Ball (Eng) in an 18-hole playoff (Duncan 70, Ray 71, Ball 78). The 36 regulation holes and 18 extra holes were all played in the same day. [Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
1911
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Mayo, Charles
144
Played as the Belgian Open (May 31). Second-placed and defending champion Arnaud Massy (Fra) finished 3 shots behind Mayo (Eng). There were 20 entries for the event. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
1910
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139
Played as the inaugural Belgian Open (June 2). Second-placed Sandy Herd (Scot) and Harry Vardon (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Massy (Fra). There were 20 entries for the event. [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].
 

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