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Encyclopedia > Lancome Trophy

The Trophée Lancôme was a professional golf tournament which was staged in France from 1970 to 2003. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


It began as an unofficial event, in that it was not part of a tour schedule, but it was backed by the Fédération Française de Golf and by preeminent sports agent Mark McCormack who arranged for some of the world's top players to participate. The 1970 and 1971 the tournament was played over 3 rounds (54 holes), but starting in 1972 it was played over the standard length for professional tournaments of 4 rounds (72 holes). Professional golf is one of the more lucrative professional sports in the world for both men and women, but it is has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. ... Mark McCormack was Founder and Chairman of IMG, an international management organization that handles the commercial affairs for sports figures and celebrities. ...


From 1976 onwards it was an official money event on the European Tour. Most of the winners in the tournament's first decade were American but from the early 1980s it was dominated by European Tour players. In 1986 Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros were declared joint winners as they were level after four playoff holes when darkness fell. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ...


The tournament ceased operation after 2003.


Winners

Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... Sergio García (born January 9, 1980 in Castellon, Spain), nicknamed El Niño, is a Spanish golfer who plays both on the United States PGA TOUR and the PGA European Tour. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... Mark OMeara (born January 13, 1957 in Goldsboro, North Carolina) is an American golfer who was a prolific tournament winner on the PGA Tour and around the world from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. ... Jesper Parnevik (born March 7, 1965 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a professional golfer. ... Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Vijay Singh (born February 22, 1963 in Lautoka, Fiji) is a golfer on the PGA TOUR who has won three Major tournaments (one Masters in 2000 and two PGA Championships in 1998 and 2004) and was the leading money winner in 2003 and 2004. ... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Ian Woosnam (March 2, 1958, Oswestry, England) is a British golf player representing Wales. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Bernhard Langer (born August 27, 1957 in Anhausen near Augsburg, Germany) is a professional German golfer. ... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ... Alexander Walter Lyle (Sandy Lyle) (born February 9, 1958) is a British golfer. ... Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Alba) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... Johnny Miller (1947-) was an American professional golfer who was born in San Francisco. ... Lee Trevino (born December 1, 1939) is a professional American golfer. ... Graham Marsh (born 14 Jan 1944 in Kalgoorlie, Australia) was one of the leading Australian golfers of his generation. ... Severiano Seve Ballesteros (born 9 April 1957 in Pedreña, Spain) is a Spanish golfer who was one of the sports leading figures in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Gary Player (born November 1, 1935) is a South African professional golfer. ... Billy Casper (b. ... Johnny Miller (1947-) was an American professional golfer who was born in San Francisco. ... Thomas Dean Tommy Aaron (born February 22, 1937 in Gainesville, Georgia) is a professional golfer who is best known for winning The Masters Tournament in 1973. ... Arnold Palmer helped to popularize televised golf. ... Tony Jacklin (born July 7, 1944) is an English golfer, who was arguably the most successful UK player of his generation. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion...

Multiple winners

  • 4 wins: Seve Ballesteros (including one shared)
  • 2 wins: Retief Goosen, David Graham, Arnold Palmer, Ian Woosnam

External link

Official site (http://www.trophee-lancome.com/index.php) - in French


  Results from FactBites:
 
CNNSI.com - Golf Plus - Wasp sting can't slow Roe at Lancome Trophy - Friday September 21, 2001 03:47 PM (708 words)
Wasp sting can't slow Roe at Lancome Trophy
That lifted the Englishman to 10-under-par 132, one shot ahead of compatriot Anthony Wall and Spaniard Sergio Garcia and two clear of South African Jean Hugo and another Briton Steve Webster.
Roe, who won the Lancome Trophy in 1992, insisted there would be no jubilation if he clinched his second title at the venue come Sunday.
RTÉ.ie Sport - Confusion over Lancome Trophy (248 words)
An original statement made earlier today indicating Lancome were pulling out as sponsors of this week's £900,000 event on the European tour has been corrected by tournament officials.
According to organisers of the Lancome Trophy, all hospitality units and brand advertisements will be removed from the tournament as a mark of respect to the victims of last week's hijack atrocities in the United States.
Lancome International has specifically requested the company to ensure that the Lancome brand is not included in the communication created around the event.
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