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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
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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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