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Moroccan Open

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Tournament information
LocationRabat, Morocco
Established1987
Course(s)Royal Golf Dar Es Salam
Par73
Length7,359 yards (6,729 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund651,336
Month playedApril
Final year2001
Tournament record score
Aggregate266 Jamie Spence (2000)
To par−22 as above
Final champion
England Ian Poulter
Location Map
Royal Golf Dar Es Salam
Royal Golf Dar Es Salam
Location in Morocco

The Moroccan Open was a professional golf tournament on the European Tour which was first held in 1987.[1] Having been cancelled in 1988,[2] it returned to the schedule in 1992 and was held annually until 2001. This was the second European Tour event in North Africa after the Tunisian Open,[1] but the tour eventually left North Africa to focus its global expansion on the established golf markets of South Africa and Australasia and the major growth region of Asia.

There were several different host courses for the Moroccan Open. In 2001, the prize fund was €651,337, which was one of the smallest on the tour that year.[3]

Winners

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
Moroccan Open
2001 England Ian Poulter 277 −15 2 strokes England David Lynn
Moroccan Open Méditel
2000 England Jamie Spence 266 −22 4 strokes France Sébastien Delagrange
France Thomas Levet
England Ian Poulter
Moroccan Open
1999 Spain Miguel Ángel Martín 276 −12 Playoff Wales David Park
1998 Australia Stephen Leaney 271 −17 8 strokes Sweden Robert Karlsson
1997 South Africa Clinton Whitelaw 277 −11 2 strokes England Roger Chapman
Australia Darren Cole
Australia Wayne Riley
1996 Sweden Peter Hedblom 281 −7 1 stroke Argentina Eduardo Romero
1995 England Mark James 275 −13 1 stroke England David Gilford
1994 Sweden Anders Forsbrand 276 −12 4 strokes England Howard Clark
1993 England David Gilford (2) 279 −9 1 stroke Trinidad and Tobago Stephen Ames
England Jamie Spence
1992 England David Gilford 287 −1 Playoff Sweden Robert Karlsson
1989–91: No tournament
1988 Tournament cancelled
1987 England Howard Clark 284 −8 3 strokes England Mark James

References

  1. ^ a b "PGA's road to Morocco". The Guardian. London, England. 16 December 1986. p. 27. Retrieved 27 May 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Sport in brief | Open closed". The Times. 12 September 1988. p. 38. Retrieved 26 May 2020 – via The Times Digital Archive.
  3. ^ "2001 European Tour schedule".


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