Austria vs Switzerland
Matthias Schwab's leading position after the first round of the Omega European Masters shows once again how clearly Austrian professional golf has surpassed the Swiss.
Moreover, Schwab is not even the strongest Austrian, with the presence of Bernd Wiesberger in Crans-Montana this week. He has already won seven times on the European circuit, twice this season alone, after an extended injury break. Wiesberger is more than just an outsider at the four major tournaments.
Sepp Straka, another Austrian golfer, is doing well on the lucrative American circuit. He has won one million dollars in prize-money this season. While these golfers are present in all the major competitions, not a single Swiss player has qualified on the European Tour for 15 years.