Born:Oct 8, 1985 in Vienna, Austria.
Original/Home Club:Reiters G&CC, nr Oberwart, Burgenland, Austria
Ryder Cup player (2021; first Austrian to play in a Ryder Cup). Multiple wins on the European and Asian Tours.
Wiesberger turned professional in 2006 after a successful amateur career, during which he claimed many of Austria's top amateur titles. He progressed onto the European Tour via Q-school in 2009, but returned to the Challenge Tour the following season, where he worked at his game and acquired the winning habit with two victories.
A return to Europe's top-flight tour in 2011 was followed in 2012 by a win in a co-sanctioned event in Asia (Ballantine's Championship). Three months later Wiesberger was again celebrating, this time a home win in the Lyoness Open (effectively the Austrian Open). In 2013 he edged Ernie Els by one shot to claim the Indonesian Masters, another European Tour co-sanctioned event in Asia.
Played as the Made in Himmerland presented by FREJA (May 27-30). Second-placed Guido Migliozzi (Italy) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Bernd Wiesberger (Aut). [Himmerland Resort, Aalborg, Denmark].
Played as the Italian Open (Oct 10-13; fifth of eight Eurpn Tr Rolex Series event). Second-placed Matt Fitzpatrick (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Wiesberger (Aut), who recorded his third European Tour win in his last 13 starts on the Tour. [Olgiata GC, nr Rome, Italy].
Played as the Made in Denmark presented by FREJA (May 23-26). Second-placed Robert MacIntyre (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), who recorded his fifth European Tour title. [Himmerland Resort, Aalborg, Denmark].
Played as the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open (July 11-14; third of eight European Tour Rolex Series events). Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) beat Benjamin Hébert (Fra) with a par at the third playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Renaissance Club, Gullane, East Lothian].
Played as the Shenzhen International (Apr 20-23; Eurpn Tr/CGA event). Bernd Wiesberger (Aut) beat Tommy Fleetwood (Eng) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). [Genzon GC, Langgang, nr Shenzhen, China].
Played as the Alstom Open de France (July 2-5). Second-placed James Morrison (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Wiesberger (Aut), who claimed his third European Tour title. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].
Played as the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters (May 2-5; Asian Tour event). Second-placed Ernie Els (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Bernd Wiesberger (Aut), who claimed his second Asian Tour win. [Royale Jakarta GC, Jakarta, Indonesia].
Played as the Ballantine's Championship (April 26-29; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Richie Ramsay (Scot) finished 5 shots behind Wiesberger (Aut), who won for the first time on both the European and Asian Tours. [Blackstone GC, Icheon, Seoul, S Korea].
Played as the Lyoness Open powered by Greenfinity (July 25-28; Eurpn Tr event). Second-placed Thomas Levet (Fra) and Shane Lowry (Ire) finished 3 shots behind home-winner Wiesberger (Aut), who recorded his first European Tour win with a final round 65. [Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
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New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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