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Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles


Adam Scott 2008

Adam Scott is the tournament recordholder at the Johnnie Walker Championship.

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About the Johnnie Walker Championship:

The Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles has been part of the European Tour schedule since 1999, when the event debuted as the Scottish PGA Championship. The Gleneagles Hotel first got its name in the tourney title in 2001, and Johnnie Walker (a Scotch whisky brand) became the title sponsor in 2005.
2013 Tournament
Tommy Fleetwood won a 3-way playoff, beating Stephen Gallacher and Ricardo Gonzalez on the first extra hole with a birdie. It was the first European Tour victory for Fleetwood. At 22 years, 218 days old, Fleetwood is the fifth-youngest winner in Euro Tour history.

2012 Johnnie Walker Championship
Paul Lawrie closed with a 68 to win by four strokes over runner-up Brett Rumford. Lawrie's winning total as 16-under 272. It's the second Europe Tour victory of 2012 for the 1999 British Open champion, and the eighth Euro Tour win of Lawrie's career.

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European Tour tournament site

Johnnie Walker Championship Tournament Records:

  • 18 holes: 62 - Martin Erlandsson, 2009
  • 72 holes: 262 - Adam Scott, 2002

Johnnie Walker Championship Golf Courses:

The Johnnie Walker Championship has been played at Gleneagles in Scotland throughout its history. It debuted in 1999 on the Monarch's Course, a track that was later renamed the PGA Centenary Course. The Centenary is where the tournament is still played.

Johnnie Walker Championship Trivia and Notes:

  • In 2001, Paul Casey earned his first European Tour win at what was then called the Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship.

  • Casey is the only 2-time winner of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. He also won in 2006.

  • Adam Scott fired a final-round 63 - the lowest final round by a winner in tournament history - to win the 2002 title. Scott, who was 22 years and 40 days old at the time, remains the tourney's youngest winner.

  • Also in 2002, Scott set the tournament record for largest margin of victory. He won by 10 strokes.

Johnnie Walker Championship Winners:

(p-won playoff)

Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles
2013 - Tommy Fleetwood-p, 270
2012 - Paul Lawrie, 272
2011 - Thomas Bjorn-p, 277
2010 - Edoardo Molinari, 278
2009 - Peter Hedblom, 275
2008 - Gregory Havret, 278
2007 - Marc Warren-p, 280
2006 - Paul Casey, 276
2005 - Emanuele Canonica, 281

Diageo Championship at Gleneagles
2004 - Miles Tunnicliff, 275
2003 - Soren Kjeldsen, 279

Diageo Scottish PGA Championship
2002 - Adam Scott, 262

Gleneagles Scottish PGA Championship
2001 - Paul Casey, 274

Scottish PGA Championship
2000 - Pierre Fulke, 271
1999 - Warren Bennett-p, 282

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