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“After a few years in my home club I got into the national junior’s team in 1983 and won my first junior championship in 1984. From 1987 to 1995 I won a few national titles in Austria, in 1994 the Swiss Amateur and in 1995 the German Amateur. After turning pro in September 1995, I played four seasons on the Challenge Tour and finished 3rd in the Order of Merit in 1999 to get a card for the European Tour. My first win came at the 2006 BA-CA Golf Open at my then home club Fontana and was the first Austrian win on the European Tour. The year after I won the 2007 Volvo China Open and finished 12th in The Open at Carnoustie. I kept my card from 2000 to 2013, and when I lost it at the end of 2013 I decided to take a break. Since then I work for the Austrian Golf Association as a Playing Coach and now I prepare myself for the Seniors Tour, where I will start playing from July on.”

  • Place and date of birth: Vienna, Austria, 5th July 1968
  • City where Markus lives now: Vienna, Austria
  • At what age did you start your discipline? When I was 8 years old

  • What are the reasons for having chosen it? The whole family started to play golf, so I did as well. I got fascinated immediately and stayed with it. I had a bit of talent and improved pretty quickly. The success made me hungry for more and I kept playing and playing.

  • What is your main objective in your sport career? To hit good golf shots, the result will then come by itself.

  • What is your main objective in your personal life? To have a good family life, spend time with them whenever possible.

  • Do you have a particular habit, a ritual before a competition? Not really, I just try to make the same warm-up routine every time.

  • What is your favorite competition spot? That is really hard to say. Every golf course has its own individual features and I just like to play a well setup and maintained golf course.

  • What is the best memory in your career? When I walked down the last fairway at the 2006 Austrian Open. I was leading by two shots and just hit the ball on the fringe. I knew I will win this tournament and could enjoy the crowd cheering me on to the green. That feeling was unbelievable.
  • What is your favorite place to rest? In my garden at home.
  • What is your favorite destination for holidays? Maldives.
  • What is your favorite song, artist? Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Elvis.
  • What is your favorite movie? Harry & Sally / Top Gun.
  • What is your favorite dish? All kind of pasta.
  • What is your favorite activity (except your sport)? Skiing and relaxing in my garden.

  • Do you have a motto ? Don’t get too serious.

Biographie

“After a few years in my home club I got into the national junior’s team in 1983 and won my first junior championship in 1984. From 1987 to 1995 I won a few national titles in Austria, in 1994 the Swiss Amateur and in 1995 the German Amateur. After turning pro in September 1995, I played four seasons on the Challenge Tour and finished 3rd in the Order of Merit in 1999 to get a card for the European Tour. My first win came at the 2006 BA-CA Golf Open at my then home club Fontana and was the first Austrian win on the European Tour. The year after I won the 2007 Volvo China Open and finished 12th in The Open at Carnoustie. I kept my card from 2000 to 2013, and when I lost it at the end of 2013 I decided to take a break. Since then I work for the Austrian Golf Association as a Playing Coach and now I prepare myself for the Seniors Tour, where I will start playing from July on.”

Derrière la scène

  • Place and date of birth: Vienna, Austria, 5th July 1968
  • City where Markus lives now: Vienna, Austria
  • At what age did you start your discipline? When I was 8 years old

  • What are the reasons for having chosen it? The whole family started to play golf, so I did as well. I got fascinated immediately and stayed with it. I had a bit of talent and improved pretty quickly. The success made me hungry for more and I kept playing and playing.

  • What is your main objective in your sport career? To hit good golf shots, the result will then come by itself.

  • What is your main objective in your personal life? To have a good family life, spend time with them whenever possible.

  • Do you have a particular habit, a ritual before a competition? Not really, I just try to make the same warm-up routine every time.

  • What is your favorite competition spot? That is really hard to say. Every golf course has its own individual features and I just like to play a well setup and maintained golf course.

  • What is the best memory in your career? When I walked down the last fairway at the 2006 Austrian Open. I was leading by two shots and just hit the ball on the fringe. I knew I will win this tournament and could enjoy the crowd cheering me on to the green. That feeling was unbelievable.
  • What is your favorite place to rest? In my garden at home.
  • What is your favorite destination for holidays? Maldives.
  • What is your favorite song, artist? Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Elvis.
  • What is your favorite movie? Harry & Sally / Top Gun.
  • What is your favorite dish? All kind of pasta.
  • What is your favorite activity (except your sport)? Skiing and relaxing in my garden.

  • Do you have a motto ? Don’t get too serious.