Omega European Masters

It is off to Switzerland this week for the European Tour, they will be heading to Crans Montana where they will play at the Crans-sur-Sierre which is not in its 65th year hosting this great tournament. Ever since the tournament was first played in 1972 when it was won by Graham Marsh the tournament has been loyal to the same course.


Yes the name of the event might have changed numerous times over the years, but they never strayed away from the great course that they will once again play this week. One of the most incredible things about this tournament is simply they astonishing views that one gets around the course and the layout is simply top notch too. Not only is the location amazing, but the list of past winners is just as impressive, such players as Sir Nick Faldo have won the event along with Colin Montgomerie, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Jose Maria Olazabal and the last Seve Ballesteros. Last year it was Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez who won the event making him the fifth player from Spain to hold the title.

Miguel nearly took the title home in 2004 when he finished runner up to Luke Donald, but it was a runaway victory by Luke who won the event by an impressive five strokes. If we go even more back in time to 1993 it was Barry Lane that won with a one stroke over Seve Ballesteros and Miguel Angel Jimenez, so I think there was nothing more fitting than for him finally capturing the title last year. Last year he finished with a total of twentyone under par and that was good for an three stroke win over Edoardo Molinari now with that runner up both the brothers have had a runner up finish at this tournament in 2006 it was Francesco Molinari that two second place, but eight shots behind the winner. One thing that we are guaranteed to see is that there will be lots of birdies and plenty of eagles too and the winner will for sure finish anywhere from 15 under to 22 under par. If the weather is great then the scores will reflect just that.