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The New Zealand Open, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Blue Chip New Zealand Open, is the leading men's golf tournament in New Zealand. Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ...


The documented history of golf in New Zealand dates back to 1871. The first national championship was played in 1893 and the New Zealand Open was founded in 1907. The first Open was a 36 hole event played at Napier Golf Club and was won by four times New Zealand amateur champion Arthur Duncan. In 1908 the tournament was extended to 72 holes. The 1908 event was won by J.A. Clements, the first notable New Zealand born professional golfer. There were no Opens in 1915-1918 due to World War I. For the first twenty years amateurs often won, but professionals began to dominate from around 1930, so the Bledisloe Cup for Leading Amateur was introduced in 1934. Napier is an important port city in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz...


The event was again cancelled from 1940 to 1945 due to war. In 1953 Bob Charles, who was later to become the only New Zealander to win a major championship in the 20th century, won as an eighteen year old amateur. He won again in 1966, 1971 and 1973 and he and the two Australian major champions Peter Thomson and Kel Nagle dominated the event from the early 1950s to the mid 1970s. Other well known winners have included the American Corey Pavin in 1984 and 1985 and Michael Campbell in 2000. In 2002 Tiger Woods took part as a thank you to his New Zealand caddie Steve Williams, but he did not win. His participation was controversial as ticket prices were raised sharply that year. Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Michael Campbell (born February 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki) is a New Zealand golfer who is best-known for having won the 2005 US Open, and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship the same year. ... Nationality  United States Birth December 30, 1975 (age 31) Cypress, California Height 6 ft 2 in (1. ... In golf, caddy (or caddie) is the person who carries a players bag, and gives insightful advice and moral support. ...


The New Zealand Open is a PGA Tour of Australasia tournament and in 2005 it was co-sanctioned for the first time by the more prestigious European Tour, which led to a doubling of the prize fund to 1.5 million New Zealand Dollars. This marked the European Tour's first ever visit to New Zealand. It had co-sanctioned PGA Tour of Australasia events before, but they had all been in Australia. In 2006 the tournament will be pushed back to November. It will be played at Whangaparaoa’s Gulf Harbour Country Club from 2006 until at least 2009. [1]. It will continue to be co-sanctioned by the Australasian and European tours and the 2006 edition will fall into the "2007" European Tour season, which as usual will begin in November of the preceding year. The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... A New Zealand $100 polymer banknote, replacement of the old paper notes. ... Stanmore Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula Location of Whangaparaoa Peninsula The Whangaparaoa Peninsula is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand, close to the base of the North Auckland Peninsula. ...


Winners


Nathan Green - Independent Filmmaker & Founder of Shadow Shade Studios - www. ... Niclas Fasth (born 29 April 1972 in Gothenburg) is a Swedish golfer. ... Craig Parry (born January 12, 1966 in Sunshine, Victoria) has been one of Australias premier golfers since turning professional in 1986, and has 22 career victories, two of those wins being events on the PGA Tour; the 2002 WGC-NEC Invitational and the 2004 Ford Championship at Doral. ... David Smail (born in May 20, 1970) is a professional golfer from Hamilton, New Zealand. ... Michael Campbell (born February 23, 1969 in Hawera, Taranaki) is a New Zealand golfer who is best-known for having won the 2005 US Open, and the richest prize in golf, the £1,000,000 HSBC World Match Play Championship the same year. ... Greg Turner (born 21 February 1963 in Dunedin) is a New Zealand golfer. ... Peter OMalley (born 23 June 1965 in Bathurst, New South Wales) is an Australian golfer. ... Lucas Parsons (born 4 October 1969) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Fowler (born 9 June, 1959) is an Australian golfer. ... Grant Waite (born August 11, 1964) is a New Zealand professional golfer. ... Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ... Greg Turner (born 21 February 1963 in Dunedin) is a New Zealand golfer. ... Ian Stanley (born 14 November 1948) is an Australian golfer. ... Ronan Rafferty (b. ... Rodger Davis (born 18 May 1951) is an Australian golfer. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Corey Pavin (b. ... Ian Baker-Finch (born 24 October 1960 in Nambour, Australia) is an Australian professional golfer who is best known for winning The Open Championship in 1991. ... Terry Gale (born 7 June 1946) is an Australian golfer. ... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... // Brian (Bud or Buddy) Allin (born October 13, 1944) is an American professional golfer who won five PGA Tour events in the 1970s. ... Stewart Ginn (born 2 June 1949 in Melbourne) is an Australia golfer. ... // Bob Shearer (born May 25, 1948) is an Australian professional golfer and golf course architect. ... // Bob Byman (born April 25, 1955) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and currently plays on the Champions Tour. ... Simon Owen (born 10 December 1950) is a New Zealand golfer. ... // Bob Gilder (born December 31, 1950) is an American professional golfer. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... // Bruce William Devlin (born October 10, 1937 in Armidale, Australia) is an Australian professional golfer, sportscaster and golf course designer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney) is an Australian golfer best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Sir Bob Charles KNZM CBE (born March 14, 1936) is one of the world’s greatest left handed golfers, winner of more than 70 titles and first lefty to win one of golf’s Majors. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Peter Thomson (born 1929) is an Australian golfer. ... Combatants Allied Powers: United Kingdom France Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis Powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Charles de Gaulle Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33... Bobby Locke (b 20 November 1917 Germiston, South Africa, d March 9, 1987) was one of the first internationally successful South African golfers. ... Joseph H. Kirkwood Sr. ... Combatants Allied Powers: Russian Empire France British Empire Italy United States Central Powers: Austria-Hungary German Empire Ottoman Empire Bulgaria Commanders Nicholas II Aleksei Brusilov Georges Clemenceau Joseph Joffre Ferdinand Foch Herbert Henry Asquith Douglas Haig John Jellicoe Victor Emmanuel III Luigi Cadorna Armando Diaz Woodrow Wilson John Pershing Franz...

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European Tour Events
Major championships in playing order: The Masters | U.S. Open | The Open Championship (British Open) | PGA Championship
Individual World Golf Championships in playing order: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship | WGC-CA Championship | WGC-Bridgestone Invitational
Other tournaments in playing order: HSBC Champions Tournament | UBS Hong Kong Open | Mastercard Masters | Blue Chip New Zealand Open | Dunhill Championship | South African Airways Open | Joburg Open | Abu Dhabi Golf Championship | The Commercial Bank Qatar Masters | Dubai Desert Classic | Maybank Malaysian Open | Indonesia Open | Johnnie Walker Classic | Singapore Masters | TCL Classic | Madeira Island Open | Portuguese Open | Volvo China Open | BMW Asian Open | Open de Espana | Telecom Italia Open | TBC | Nissan Irish Open | BMW European Championship | Celtic Manor Wales Open | BA-CA Golf Open | Aa St Omer Open | BMW International Open | Open de France | Smurfit European Open | Barclays Scottish Open | Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe | Russian Open | Scandinavian Masters | KLM Open | Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles | Omega European Masters | Mercedes-Benz European Championship | Quinn Direct British Masters | Dunhill Links Championship | HSBC World Match Play Championship | Open de Madrid | Portugal Masters | Mallorca Classic | Volvo Masters
Team events: Ryder Cup | Seve Trophy | Mission Hills World Cup
Former events

The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Masters Tournament, commonly referred to as The Masters or The US Masters (outside the United States), is one of four major championships in mens professional golf and the first to occur every year. ... Michael Campbell holding U.S. Open Trophy The United States Open Championship is the annual mens open golf tournament of the United States. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-CA Championship is one of the three annual World Golf Championships tournaments for male professional golfers. ... The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... The HSBC Champions tournament is a mens professional golf tournament which was played for the first time in Shanghai, China on 10-13 November 2005. ... The Hong Kong Open is a golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. ... The Dunhill Championship is a mens professional golf tournament which is played in South Africa. ... The South African Open is one of the principal golf tournaments on the Sunshine Tour and since 1997 it has been co-sanctioned by the PGA European Tour. ... The Abu Dhabi Golf Championship is a new European Tour golf tournament to be held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club by Sheraton in Abu Dhabi in the United Emirates which will be staged for the first time in January 2006. ... The Qatar Masters, which was established in 1998 is one of the two PGA European Tour golf tournaments which are staged in the Gulf States, the other being the Dubai Desert Classic. ... 18th hole during Dubal Desert Classic 2001 The Dubai Desert Classic is an annual professional golf tournament which is usually played in February or March. ... The Indonesia Open is a golf tournament played in Jakarta Indonesia which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour. ... The Johnnie Walker Classic is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played in the Asia Pacific region. ... The Singapore Masters is an annual mens professional golf tournament which has been played in Singapore since 2001. ... The TCL Classic is an annual mens professional golf tournament held in China. ... The Madeira Island Open is a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour, played on the Madeira Islands in Portugal. ... The Portuguese Open, currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Estoril Open de Portugal Caixa Geral de Depositos, is an annual tournament on mens golfs European Tour. ... The Volvo China Open is a mens golf tournament which is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the Asian Tour. ... The BMW Asian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ... The Open de España (formerly the Spanish Open) is the national open golf championship of Spain. ... The Italian Open golf championship, which is currently known for sponsorship reasons as the Telecom Italia Open is the Italian national golf open for men. ... The Irish Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is currently played in May each year. ... The BMW Championship, known as the Volvo PGA Championship for many years up to 2004, is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Celtic Manor Wales Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played each June. ... The Austrian Open is a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Aa St Omer Open is an annual mens professional golf tournament which was founded in 2000 and is played in France. ... The BMW International Open is an annual mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ... The Smurfit European Open is a PGA European Tour golf tournament played annually at The Kildare Hotel and Golf Club (K Club), Straffan, Ireland. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The Deutsche Bank Players Championship of Europe is an annual 72 hole strokeplay professional golf tournament for men. ... The Scandinavian Masters is an annual golf tournament on the PGA European Tour which is played in Sweden at the end of July or the beginning of August each year. ... The KLM Open is an annual European Tour golf tournament played in The Netherlands. ... The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which is played at the Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland, which has been one of the best known golf resorts in Scotland since the 1920s. ... The Omega European Masters is the Swiss stop on mens golfs European Tour, currently played in early September each year. ... The Dunhill Links Championship is one of the richest golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... The Mallorca Classic is a mens golf tournament on the European Tour which was first played in 2003. ... The Volvo Masters is the concluding official money event of the PGA European Tour season, the equivalent of the Tour Championship on the PGA Tour. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ...

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