Bernd Wiesberger
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Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
5
6
3
4
4
2
4
5
37
5
4
3
4
3
3
3
4
4
33
70
2
4
5
4
3
4
3
4
4
6
37
4
4
3
4
5
4
3
3
4
34
71
3
4
4
3
4
4
4
2
5
4
34
4
4
3
4
4
4
3
4
4
34
68
4
4
5
4
3
5
6
3
5
4
39
5
4
3
4
6
5
3
7
5
42
81
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
5
6
3
4
4
2
4
5
37
2
4
5
4
3
4
3
4
4
6
37
3
4
4
3
4
4
4
2
5
4
34
4
4
5
4
3
5
6
3
5
4
39
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
5
4
3
4
3
3
3
4
4
33
70
2
4
4
3
4
5
4
3
3
4
34
71
3
4
4
3
4
4
4
3
4
4
34
68
4
5
4
3
4
6
5
3
7
5
42
81
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
1
0
0
0
1
4
Birdies
2
3
6
1
12
25
Pars
14
13
10
10
47
10
Bogeys
0
2
2
5
9
15
Double Bogeys/+
1
0
0
2
3
4
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
33
27
30
34
31
2
Putts per GIR
1.82
1.73
1.73
2.22
1.88
3
Greens in regulation
94.44 %
61.11 %
83.33 %
50 %
72.22 %
4
Sand Saves
0/0
0/0
0/0
2/2
2/2

Born: 8 October 1985.

Turned pro: 2006.

Country: Austria.

Special interests: Sports, Internet, Movies, Skiing.

Career highlights: Dominated Austrian amateur golf, winning the Austrian Stroke Play and Match Play titles between 2004 and 2006. In 2014 became the first Austrian golfer to play in the US Open.

2015 highlights: Won the Alstom Open de France for the biggest title of his career.

2015 Majors: The Masters - T22. The US Open - MC. The Open - T68. The PGA Championship - MC.

NGC record: Debut.

Story

It is hardly surprising that a man born in Vienna should admit to having big dreams.

Austria's largest city and also its capital is often called the "City of Dreams", and Bernd Wiesberger is busy living his dream. But he still wants to dream even bigger.

"I am cautious about my goals, but one thing is clear: There are goals that we have. They are ambitious, but possible," Wiesberger told his local newspaper Kleine Zeitung.

As an amateur Wiesberger established himself as one of the brightest young golf talents in a country that brought the game Markus Brier and Martin Wiegele but which is more well known as the home country of downhill ski racing legend Franz Klammer, Formula 1 star Niki Lauda, and former world number one tennis ace Thomas Muster.

"A lot of people think it is very difficult to be a successful golfer living in Austria. But I guess I never believed that and just try to make the best out of the time I have at home. I am really proud to still be living in Austria and calling it home. As long as you have the drive to do what you enjoy doing, which is playing golf on a professional stage, no one can keep you from it and that is what I have always believed," says Wiesberger.

The young Austrian won several amateur titles, including the Austrian Amateur Match Play and Stroke Play Championships in between 2004 and 2006.

In 2006 he turned professional. Wiesberger campaigned on the Challenge Tour, and then earned his tour card for the 2009 European Tour at the Qualifying School.

He was unable to retain his card, returning to the Challenge Tour in 2010. But he won twice there that season to play his way back onto the European Tour in 2011.

It was a much better season for Wiesberger, who came close to a maiden victory when he twice finished second.

Then in 2012 he broke through with a maiden title in the Ballantine's Championship, beating Richie Ramsay by five strokes. That same year he won in his home country when he took the Lyoness Open for his second European Tour title.

A year later he beat Ernie Els by a single stroke to win the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters on the Asian Tour.

It was another major affirming of Wiesberger's potential, which he confirmed when he became the first Austrian to play in the US Open in 2014. He missed the cut, but then hit the Major headlines later in the year when he challenged Rory McIlroy for the PGA Championship before finishing tied 15th.

This year, Wiesberger has been in incredible form, claiming his third European Tour title with a victory in the Alstom Open de France as well as losing a playoff for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, and a further five top-10 finishes.

And he dedicated his victory this year to Austrian golfer Markus Brier.

"He was the first player on Tour that was on the Tour when I was an amateur and somebody to look up to and was very supportive of not only me but the other young players. He has definitely helped us young players believe that we can achieve great things. He's a great role model for us Austrian players."