The Austrian Golf highlight has existed in various forms on the European Tour since 1990. In between the tournament was held on the second highest level as a Challenge Tour Event. Since 2006, however, the Austrian Open are once again a top notch golf tournament on the European Tour level.
e|motion, respectively the Golf Open Event GmbH (GOE) has been entrusted with the organization and realization of the Austrian Golf Open for a length of 9 years (2006 – 2014). The tournament was held at the golfclub Fontana for the first 7 years, since 2010 the Diamond Country Club is the new home of the tournament offering a lot of new options.
For the first time ever, there were four Austrian Golf pros on the European Tour in 2012. While Bernd Wiesberger, Markus Brier and Martin Wiegele already had some experience on the tour, HP Bacher from Radstadt got his tour card at the Final Stage of the European Tour Schoold.
Markus Brier already won twice on the European Tour, martin Wiegele has one win and Bernd Wiesberger also belongs to the winners with his triumph in South Korea and Austria 2012.