Open de France

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Open de France
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Trophy presentation at the 2013 Open de France
Tournament information
Location Paris, France
Established 1906
Course(s) Le Golf National
Par 71
Length 7,331 yards (6,703 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 3,000,000
Month played July
Tournament record score
Aggregate 262 Lu Liang-Huan (1971)
To par −23 Barry Jaeckel (1972)
Current champion
Austria Bernd Wiesberger
Paris is located in France
Paris
Paris
Location in France

The Open de France is a European Tour golf tournament. Inaugurated in 1906 it is the oldest national open in Continental Europe and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since the tour's inception in 1972.

Originally played at La Boulie Golf Club, the tournament has been hosted by many different venues, but since 1991, it has been held at the Le Golf National near Paris every year except for 1999 and 2001.

Since the turn of the Millennium the Fédération Française de Golf has made a concerted effort to enhance the stature of the event. One of these measures included the dropping of title sponsorship from 2003. In 2004 qualifying tournaments were introduced on the model of those for The Open Championship and the U.S. Open and are open to professionals and amateurs. The prize fund rose from €865,000 in 1999 to €4 million from 2006 to 2009, putting the Open de France in the top group of European Tour events (excluding the majors and the World Golf Championships, which are co-sanctioned by the U.S. based PGA Tour). The prize fund in 2015 was €3 million.

Winners

Year Winner Country Venue Score To par Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up
Alstom Open de France
2015 Bernd Wiesberger  Austria Le Golf National 271 −13 3 strokes England James Morrison
2014 Graeme McDowell (2)  Northern Ireland Le Golf National 279 −5 1 stroke Thailand Thongchai Jaidee
United States Kevin Stadler
2013 Graeme McDowell  Northern Ireland Le Golf National 275 −9 4 strokes South Africa Richard Sterne
2012 Marcel Siem  Germany Le Golf National 276 −8 1 stroke Italy Francesco Molinari
2011 Thomas Levet  France Le Golf National 277 −7 1 stroke England Mark Foster
Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen
2010 Miguel Ángel Jiménez  Spain Le Golf National 273 −11 Playoff Spain Alejandro Cañizares
Italy Francesco Molinari
Open de France Alstom
2009 Martin Kaymer  Germany Le Golf National 271 −13 Playoff England Lee Westwood
2008 Pablo Larrazábal  Spain Le Golf National 269 −15 4 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
2007 Graeme Storm  England Le Golf National 277 −7 1 stroke Denmark Søren Hansen
2006 John Bickerton  England Le Golf National 273 −11 1 stroke Republic of Ireland Pádraig Harrington
Open de France
2005 Jean-François Remésy (2)  France Le Golf National 273 −11 Playoff France Jean van de Velde
2004 Jean-François Remésy  France Le Golf National 272 −12 7 strokes Australia Richard Green
Australia Nick O'Hern
2003 Philip Golding  England Le Golf National 273 −15 1 stroke England David Howell
Novotel Perrier Open de France
2002 Malcolm MacKenzie  England Le Golf National 274 −14 1 stroke South Africa Trevor Immelman
2001 José María Olazábal  Spain Lyon 268 −12 2 strokes England Paul Eales
Italy Costantino Rocca
New Zealand Greg Turner
2000 Colin Montgomerie  Scotland Le Golf National 272 −16 2 strokes England Jonathan Lomas
1999 Retief Goosen (2)  South Africa Médoc 272 −12 Playoff New Zealand Greg Turner
Peugeot Open de France
1998 Sam Torrance  Scotland Le Golf National 276 −12 2 strokes France Olivier Edmond
Italy Massimo Florioli
Australia Mathew Goggin
Germany Bernhard Langer
1997 Retief Goosen  South Africa Le Golf National 271 −17 3 strokes England Jamie Spence
1996 Robert Allenby  Australia Le Golf National 272 −16 Playoff Germany Bernhard Langer
1995 Paul Broadhurst  England Le Golf National 274 −14 8 strokes England Neal Briggs
1994 Mark Roe  England Le Golf National 274 −14 1 stroke Sweden Gabriel Hjertstedt
1993 Costantino Rocca  Italy Le Golf National 273 −11 Playoff Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley
1992 Miguel Ángel Martín  Spain Le Golf National 276 −8 2 strokes England Martin Poxon
1991 Eduardo Romero  Argentina Le Golf National 281 −7 2 strokes Spain José María Olazábal
Scotland Sam Torrance
1990 Philip Walton  Ireland Chantilly 275 −5 Playoff West Germany Bernhard Langer
1989 Nick Faldo (3)  England Chantilly 273 −7 1 stroke South Africa Hugh Baiocchi
West Germany Bernhard Langer
England Mark Roe
1988 Nick Faldo (2)  England Chantilly 274 −6 2 strokes England Dennis Durnian
Australia Wayne Riley
1987 José Rivero  Spain Saint-Cloud 269 −19 1 stroke England Howard Clark
1986 Seve Ballesteros (4)  Spain La Boulie 269 −19 1 stroke Argentina Vicente Fernández
1985 Seve Ballesteros (3)  Spain Saint-Germain 263 −21 2 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle
1984 Bernhard Langer  West Germany Saint-Cloud 270 −18 1 stroke Spain José Rivero
Paco Rabanne Open de France
1983 Nick Faldo  England La Boulie 277 −11 Playoff Spain José Maria Cañizares
England David J Russell
1982 Seve Ballesteros (2)  Spain Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche 278 −10 4 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle
1981 Sandy Lyle  Scotland Saint-Germain 270 −14 4 strokes West Germany Bernhard Langer
1980 Greg Norman  Australia Saint-Cloud 268 −20 10 strokes England Ian Mosey
French Open
1979 Bernard Gallacher  Scotland Lyon 284 −8 1 stroke Scotland William Milne
1978 Dale Hayes  South Africa La Baule 269 −19 11 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
1977 Seve Ballesteros  Spain Le Touquet 282 −6 3 strokes South Africa John Bland
Spain Antonio Garrido
Spain Manuel Piñero
Australia Ian Stanley
1976 Vincent Tshabalala  South Africa Le Touquet 272 −16 2 strokes Spain Salvador Balbuena
1975 Brian Barnes  Scotland La Boulie 281 −7 2 strokes England Neil Coles
Republic of Ireland Eamonn Darcy
South Africa Dale Hayes
Republic of Ireland John O'Leary
1974 Peter Oosterhuis (2)  England Chantilly 284 +4 2 strokes England Peter Townsend
1973 Peter Oosterhuis  England La Boulie 280 −4 1 stroke England Tony Jacklin
1972 Barry Jaeckel  United States Biarritz & La Nivelle 265 −23 Playoff England Clive Clark
Pre-European Tour
Year Winner Country Venue Score Runner(s)-up
French Open
1971 Lu Liang-Huan  Taiwan Biarritz & La Nivelle 262 (−10) Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo, Argentina Vicente Fernández
Open de France
1970 David Graham  Australia Biarritz & Chantaco 268 France Jean Garaïalde, Argentina Florentino Molina
1969 Jean Garaïalde  France Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche 277 PO Argentina Roberto De Vicenzo
1968 Peter Butler  England Saint-Cloud 272 Spain Sebastián Miguel, England Peter Townsend
1967 Bernard Hunt  England Saint-Germain 271 England Peter Butler
1966 Denis Hutchinson  South Africa La Boulie 274 Spain Ramón Sota
1965 Ramón Sota  Spain Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche 268 South Africa Cobie Legrange
1964 Roberto De Vicenzo (3)  Argentina Chantilly 272PO South Africa Cobie Legrange
1963 Bruce Devlin  Australia Saint-Cloud 273 Australia Kel Nagle
1962 Alan Murray  Australia Saint-Germain 274 Australia Peter Thomson, New Zealand Bob Charles
1961 Kel Nagle  Australia La Boulie 271 Australia Peter Thomson
1960 Roberto De Vicenzo (2)  Argentina Saint-Cloud 275 Argentina Leopoldo Ruiz, England Bill Johnston
1959 Dave Thomas  Wales La Boulie 276 England Peter Alliss
1958 Flory Van Donck (3)  Belgium Saint-Germain 276PO South Africa Harold Henning
1957 Flory Van Donck (2)  Belgium Saint-Cloud 266 England Peter Alliss, Spain Ángel Miguel
1956 Ángel Miguel  Spain Deauville 277 Argentina Antonio Cerdá, South Africa Trevor Wilkes,
Belgium Flory Van Donck
1955 Byron Nelson  United States La Boulie 271 England Harry Weetman
1954 Flory Van Donck  Belgium Saint-Cloud 275 Italy Aldo Casera, Australia Norman Von Nida
1953 Bobby Locke (2)  South Africa La Boulie 276 England Max Faulkner
1952 Bobby Locke  South Africa Saint-Germain 268 Argentina Antonio Cerdá
1951 Hassan Hassanein  Egypt Saint-Cloud 278 Scotland Jimmy Adams
1950 Roberto De Vicenzo  Argentina Chantilly 279
1949 Ugo Grappasonni  Italy Saint-Germain 275
1948 Firmin Cavalo  France Saint-Cloud 287
1947 Henry Cotton (2)  England Chantilly 285 England John Knipe
1946 Henry Cotton  England Saint-Cloud 269 Belgium Flory Van Donck
1940–45: No tournament due to World War II
1939 Martin Pose  Argentina Le Touquet 285 England Tom Odams
1938 Marcel Dallemagne (3)  France Fourqueux 282 France Pierre Hausséguy
1937 Marcel Dallemagne (2)  France Saint-Cloud 278 England Leonard Crawley (amateur)
1936 Marcel Dallemagne  France Saint-Germain 277 PO England Henry Cotton
1935 Sid Brews (2)  South Africa Le Touquet 293 Jersey Aubrey Boomer, England Mark Seymour
1934 Sid Brews  South Africa Dieppe 284 Jersey Aubrey Boomer, France Auguste Boyer
1933 Bert Gadd  England Chantilly 283 France Auguste Boyer, France Marcel Dallemagne
1932 Arthur Lacey  England Saint-Cloud 295 France René Golias
1931 Aubrey Boomer (5)  Jersey Deauville 291 Argentina Tomas Genta, England Percy Alliss
1930 Ernest Whitcombe  England Dieppe 282 France Auguste Boyer
1929 Aubrey Boomer (4)  Jersey Fourqueux 283 England Archie Compston
1928 Cyril Tolley (amateur) (2)  England La Boulie 283 Jersey Aubrey Boomer, England Ernest Whitcombe,
England Henry Kinch, England Henry Cotton
1927 George Duncan (2)  Scotland Saint-Germain 299 Jersey Aubrey Boomer
1926 Aubrey Boomer (3)  Jersey Saint-Cloud 280 England Abe Mitchell
1925 Arnaud Massy (4)  France Chantilly 291 PO England Archie Compston
1924 Cyril Tolley (amateur)  England La Boulie 290 United States Walter Hagen
1923 James Ockenden  England Dieppe 288 Jersey Jack Gaudin
1922 Aubrey Boomer (2)  Jersey La Boulie 286 France Eugène Laffitte
1921 Aubrey Boomer  Jersey Le Touquet 284 PO France Arnaud Massy
1920 Walter Hagen  United States La Boulie 298 PO France Eugène Laffitte
1915–19: No tournament due to World War I
1914 James Douglas Edgar  England Le Touquet 288 Jersey Harry Vardon
1913 George Duncan  Scotland Chantilly 304 Scotland James Braid
1912 Jean Gassiat  France La Boulie 289 Jersey Harry Vardon
1911 Arnaud Massy (3)  France La Boulie 284 Jersey Ted Ray
1910 James Braid  Scotland La Boulie 298 France Arnaud Massy
1909 John Henry Taylor (2)  England La Boulie 293 Scotland James Braid
1908 John Henry Taylor  England La Boulie 300 France Arnaud Massy, England Charles Mayo
1907 Arnaud Massy (2)  France La Boulie 298 France Jean Gassiat
1906 Arnaud Massy  France La Boulie 292 Jersey Tom Vardon

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