The 21st edition of the Austrian Golf Open sees the event return to the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, near the Austrian capital Vienna, which hosted the tournament for the first time in 2010. The 7,053 yards, par 72 Diamond Course was designed by Jeremy Pern, who also fashioned Golf de la Wantzenau and Golf de Toulouse-Seilh in France, and Toya Golf and Country Club in Poland – all of which have hosted events on the European Challenge Tour. The course, which opened in 2002, features water hazards on nine of the 18 holes, including the 192-yard 11th and 159-yard 15th holes, where both tee shots are played to island greens. The Austrian Golf Open was first played in 1990, when Germany’s Bernhard Langer took the title. Spaniard José Manuel Lara was crowned champion in 2010, overcoming David Lynn in a play-off. Prior to that Fontana Golf Club hosted the tournament for seven seasons. In 2009 the tournament produced one of the most memorable final days of the entire season, as Spain’s Rafael Cabrera-Bello closed with a quite stunning round of 60 – becoming only the third player to do so after England’s Jamie Spence and Welshman Ian Woosnam – to take the title by one shot from England’s Benn Barham.