20 Things You Didn't Know About Bernd Wiesberger

Get to know Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger a little better...

Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger pictured
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Get to know Austrian golfer Bernd Wiesberger a little better...

20 Things You Didn't Know About Bernd Wiesberger

1. He grew up in Oberwart, Austria and currently lives just outside of his hometown

2. He learned to play golf from his father at where his dad was a founding member

3. His parents owned a local sports shop in his hometown and started the pro shop at his local golf club, which they still run

4. His home course is Reiters Golf and Country Club

5. If he wasn't a pro golfer he would be a pro skier

6. He grew up playing football, tennis and basketball

7. He won the Austrian Amateur Stroke Play Championship three years in a row from 2004-2006

8. He attended Business School in Austria

9. He had to do military/social service for six months but was allowed to play golf at the same time as he was part of the national golf setup

10. He turned pro off +3  in 2006

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11. His first pro victory came at the 2010 Allianz Golf Open de Lyon on the Challenge Tour

12. His maiden European Tour title came at the 2012 Ballantine's Championship in April and went on to win the Austrian Open in July that year

13. He has been with Titleist his entire career and is an avid Scotty Cameron putter collector

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14. He has won eight times on the European Tour

15. His best year as a pro came in 2019 where he won three times on the European Tour and finished 3rd in the Race to Dubai

16. He is the first and only Austrian to have played in the Ryder Cup

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17. His best Major finish is a T15th at the 2015 PGA Championship where he played in the final group with eventual winner Rory McIlroy

18. He represented Austria at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games as well as the Tokyo 2020 games

19. He missed out on the chance of qualifying for the 2018 Ryder Cup after a serious wrist injury and went there as a commentator for Sky Germany

20. Bernd has won over €14.9m on the European Tour at the time of writing

Listen to our interview with Bernd from April 2020:

Elliott Heath
News Editor

Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5