Benson & Hedges International Open Golf Tournament

The Benson & Hedges International Open took place for 30-plus years in England as a stop on the European Tour schedule. The tournament ceased when its title sponsor, a cigarette company, was prohibited by a new British law from sponsoring sporting events. ... Graham Marsh, Jose Maria Olazabal and Bernhard Langer were 2-time winners. ... At the 1981 B&H, Langer climbed a tree and played his ball out of the branches.

First played: 1971

Last played: 2003

Also known as: Benson & Hedges Festival of Golf

Winners of the Benson & Hedges International Open
2003 — Paul Casey
2002 — Angel Cabrera
2001 — Henrik Stenson
2000 — Jose Maria Olazabal
1999 — Colin Montgomerie
1998 — Darren Clarke
1997 — Bernhard Langer
1996 — Stephen Ames
1995 — Peter O'Malley
1994 — Seve Ballesteros
1993 — Paul Broadhurst
1992 — Peter Senior
1991 — Bernhard Langer
1990 — Jose Maria Olazabal
1989 — Gordon Brand Jr.
1988 — Peter Baker
1987 — Noel Ratcliffe
1986 — Mark James
1985 — Sandy Lyle
1984 — Sam Torrance
1983 — John Bland
1982 — Greg Norman
1981 — Tom Weiskopf
1980 — Graham Marsh
1979 — Maurice Bembridge
1978 — Lee Trevino
1977 — Antonio Garrido
1976 — Graham Marsh
1975 — Vicente Fernandez
1974 — Phillippe Toussaint
1973 — Vin Baker
1972 — Jack Newton
1971 — Tony Jacklin

Golf Courses: The most common site for the B&H was Fulford Golf Club in York, England, which hosted the tournament from its start in 1972 through 1989. Afterward, the event moved to St. Mellion Golf & Country Club in Cornwall; The Oxfordshire and finally The Belfry.

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