The Omega European Masters is one of the most prestigious golf competitions played on European soil. Located at Crans-Montana in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf-Club is indisputably the most spectacular course on the European Tour schedule.
This internationally-renowned golf competition, played on the same course for the 71st time in 2017, has seen players such as Spain's Severiano Ballesteros, José Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia, Scotland's Colin Montgomerie, South Africa's Ernie Els and Britain's Lee Westwood win the coveted trophy.
Since 2009, the Omega European Masters, which will offer prize money of EUR 2.7 million in 2017, has been the first tournament to have been jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour, giving the 30 best Asian players the opportunity to challenge their European counterparts. In 2014, the American David Lipsky is the first player qualified through the Asian Tour to win the tournament.
After 2009, the Swede wins a second time in Crans-Montana. « It is clearly my favourite tournament. This success comes during a time in the year that I would qualify as studious. I trained a lot ! », commented Alex Noren at the end of his crazy day.
The professional players will meet again in Crans-Montana from September 7th to 10th, 2017 and each one of them is hoping to add his name to the winner list of this prestigious tournament.