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Bob Hope British Classic

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Bob Hope British Classic
Tournament information
LocationHertfordshire, England
Established1980
Course(s)Royal Liverpool Golf Club
Par72
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatCelebrity pro–am;
Stroke play
Prize fund£252,370
Month playedAugust
Final year1991
Tournament record score
Aggregate269 José María Cañizares (1980, 1983)
To par−19 as above
Final champion
England Paul Broadhurst
Location Map
Royal Liverpool GC
Royal Liverpool GC
Location in England
Royal Liverpool GC
Royal Liverpool GC
Location in Merseyside

The Bob Hope British Classic was the original and most often used name of a European Tour golf tournament which was played in England every year but one from 1980 to 1991. It had six different names in total. The English born American entertainer Bob Hope was one of the most prominent celebrity friends of golf, and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. All of the tournaments except the first and the last were played at Moor Park Golf Club in Hertfordshire, just to the north of London. The best known winner was the German future World Number 1 Bernhard Langer. In 1991 the prize fund was £252,370, which was below average for a European Tour event at that time.

Winners

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Venue Ref.
European Pro-Celebrity
1991 England Paul Broadhurst 272 −16 7 strokes Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty Royal Liverpool [1]
Wang Four Stars
1990 Australia Rodger Davis (2) 271 −17 Playoff Australia Mike Clayton
United States Bill Malley
Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
Moor Park [2]
1989 Australia Craig Parry 273 −15 Playoff Wales Ian Woosnam Moor Park [3]
Wang Four Stars National Pro-Celebrity
1988 Australia Rodger Davis 275 −1 1 stroke Spain José María Cañizares
Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
Moor Park [4]
London Standard Four-Stars National Pro-Celebrity
1987 Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 273 −15 Playoff Scotland Sam Torrance Moor Park [5]
1986 Spain Antonio Garrido 275 −13 1 stroke Spain José María Olazábal
Northern Ireland Ronan Rafferty
Moor Park [6]
Four-Stars National Pro-Celebrity
1985 Scotland Ken Brown 277 −3 1 stroke Scotland Gordon Brand Jnr Moor Park [7]
Bob Hope British Classic
1984 No tournament
1983 Spain José María Cañizares (2) 269 −19 1 stroke Northern Ireland David Feherty Moor Park [8]
1982 Scotland Gordon Brand Jnr 272 −16 3 strokes England Mark James Moor Park [9]
1981 West Germany Bernhard Langer 200 −13 5 strokes England Peter Oosterhuis Moor Park [10]
1980 Spain José María Cañizares 269 −19 1 stroke Spain Seve Ballesteros
United States Lee Trevino
England Brian Waites
R.A.C. [11]

References

  1. ^ "Broadhurst Coasts". Times-News. 12 August 1991. p. 13. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Davis wins in play-off". The Vindicator. Associated Press. 18 June 1990. p. 16. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  3. ^ "Parry the star with victory in play-off". Glasgow Herald. 12 June 1989. p. 22. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (13 June 1988). "Davis falters but just holds on". Glasgow Herald. p. 12. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  5. ^ "Miscellaneous". The News and Courier. 1 June 1987. p. 3C. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  6. ^ ""Too old" Garrido wins the biggest cheque of his life". Glasgow Herald. 2 June 1986. p. 10. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Brown takes £21,000 despite late slump". Glasgow Herald. 1 June 1985. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  8. ^ "Canizares a winner at last". Glasgow Herald. 26 September 1983. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  9. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (27 September 1982). "Another classic win for rookie Brand". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  10. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (28 September 1981). "Langer calm on the road to victory". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  11. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (29 September 1980). "Canizares comes from 7 behind". Glasgow Herald. Retrieved 2 February 2011.


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