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.
In 2022, aged 36, Wiesberger was enticed onto Greg Norman's "rebel" LIV Golf series. Bankrolled by Saudi Arabia, this breakaway rival to the main international tours offered massive prize funds, guaranteed payouts and, for some, eye-watering signing-on bonuses.
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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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