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Markus Brier

  • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
  • Residence: Vienna, Austria
  • Birthdate: July 5, 1968
  • Age: 39 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1995
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

Provided one of Austria?s sporting highlights of the year in June 2006 when he became the first Austrian golfer to win on The European Tour. To heighten the pleasure, he chose the BA-CA Golf Open, presented by Telekom Austria, at his home club of Fontana Golf Club in Vienna to do it, on the tournament?s return to the Tour for the first time in a decade. That victory continued his own personal love affair with the event, having won it twice before, in 2002 and 2004 when it formed part of the Challenge Tour schedule. Took his game up another level when he won for the first time outside his own country by capturing the 2007 Volvo China Open in Shanghai. Identified as a talent to nurture at an early age and spent his time in Military Service on a golf scholarship. Could be considered a late developer - he was 27 before he turned professional and 37 before he won his first title - but undoubtedly one of the top sportsmen in a country not renowned for its golf. Received congratulations from the Austrian Prime Minister after his win in China. In 2004, partnered Martin Wiegele to fifth place in Austria?s debut in the WGC ? World Cup in Seville.

Career Victories

European Challenge Tour Victories
2 - 2002 Austrian Golf Open, 2004 BA-Ca Golf Open

European Tour
2 - 2006 BA-CA Golf Open, 2007 Volvo China Open

Career Summary

2000 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 72.25 (ranked 101st); money - (euro)216,318 or GBP 128,650 (ranked 67th); best finish -2nd, Peugeot Open de Espana.

2001 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.16 (ranked 59th); money - (euro)283,440 (ranked 70th); best finish -5th, Telefonica Open de Madrid.

2002 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.95 (ranked 101st); money - (euro)164,049 (ranked 124th); best finish -15th, Italian Open Telecom Italia.

2003 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.71 (ranked 93rd); money - (euro)177,270 (ranked 110th); best finish -T10th, Caltex Masters and Canarias Open de Espana.

2004 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.71 (ranked 75th); money - (euro)261,635 (ranked 82nd); best finish -2nd, BMW Russian Open.

2005 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.73 (ranked 89th); money - (euro)209,985 (ranked 102nd); best finish -T4th, KLM Open.

2006 PGA European Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.88 (ranked 110th); money - (euro)504,907 and GBP 388,239(ranked 49th); Winner, BA-CA Golf Open

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