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The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. It is the oldest national open in Continental Europe, having been inaugurated in 1906, and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since the tour's inception in 1970. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... 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. ... Continental Europe is the continent of Europe, explicitly excluding the European islands and peninsulae. ...


Since the turn of the Millennium the Fédération Française de Golf has made a concerted effort to enhance the stature of the event. Title sponsorship has been dropped, which is rare for a golf tournament nowadays, but is in line with the major championships. In 2004 qualifying tournaments were introduced on the model of those for The Open Championship and the U.S. Open; they are open to professionals and amateurs. The prize fund has more than quadrupled from €850,000 in 1999 to €3,500,000 in 2005, which puts the Open de France in the top group of European Tour events, not counting the majors and the World Golf Championships, which are co-sanctioned by the U.S. based PGA Tour. The tournament used to be played at various venues, but it is now played at the Le Golf National near Paris every year. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The United States Open Golf Tournament is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ...


Winners

Open de France

  • 2005 Jean-François Remésy - France
  • 2004 Jean-François Remésy - France
  • 2003 Philip Golding - England

Novotel Perrier Open de France 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...

Peugeot Open de France 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. ... Colin Montgomerie, OBE (born June 23, 1963) is a Scottish golfer. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ...

Paco Rabanne Open de France Sam Torrance (b. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Retief Goosen (born February 3, 1969 in Pietersburg (now Polokwane), South Africa) is a professional golfer. ... Robert Allenby (born 12 July 1971 in Melbourne) is one of the leading Australian professional golfers of his generation. ... Paul Broadhurst (b. ... 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... 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... Eduardo Romero is one of Argentinas most successful professional golfers. ... Nicholas Alexander Faldo (born July 18, 1957) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... 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... Nicholas Alexander Faldo (born July 18, 1957) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... 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... 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. ... 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. ...

Open de France Nicholas Alexander Faldo (born July 18, 1957) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ... 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... 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. ... Alexander Walter Lyle (Sandy Lyle) (born February 9, 1958) is a British golfer. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Greg Norman (born February 10, 1955 in Queensland, Australia), is an Australian professional golfer who spent 331 weeks as the worlds number one ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. ...

Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Dale Hayes (born 1 Jul 1952) is a South African 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. ... 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... 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... 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... David Graham (author) David Graham (composer) David Graham (footballer) David Graham (golfer) David Graham (voice actor) David Graham (whistleblower) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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... 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... Ramón Sota (b. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) is a professional golfer. ... Kel Nagle (born December 21, 1920 in North Sydney, Australia) is an Australian golfer who is best known for winning the British Open Championship in 1960. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) is a professional golfer. ... This article is about the founder of Wendys. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... John Byron Nelson, Jr. ... Bobby Locke (b 20 November 1917 Germiston, South Africa, d 1987) was one of the first internationally successful South African golfers. ... Bobby Locke (b 20 November 1917 Germiston, South Africa, d 1987) was one of the first internationally successful South African golfers. ... Roberto DeVicenzo (born April 14, 1923 in Chilavert, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina) is a professional golfer. ... Henry Cotton (Born Jan. ... 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... Henry Cotton (Born Jan. ... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... 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... Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, France - died April 16, 1950 in Etretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his countrys greatest golfer. ... 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... 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... 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... 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... Walter Hagen (born Rochester, New York 1892; died 1969) was a major figure in golf in the first half of the 20th century. ... 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... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, France - died April 16, 1950 in Etretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his countrys greatest golfer. ... There have been at least two notable people called James Braid: For the Scottish golfer see James Braid (golfer) For the Scottish physician who coined the term hypnotism see James Braid (physician). ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... John Henry Taylor (March 19, 1871 - 1963) was one of the pioneers of the modern game of golf. ... 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... John Henry Taylor (March 19, 1871 - 1963) was one of the pioneers of the modern game of golf. ... 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... Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, France - died April 16, 1950 in Etretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his countrys greatest golfer. ... Arnaud Massy, born July 6, 1877 in Biarritz, France - died April 16, 1950 in Etretat, Seine-Maritime, France, was his countrys greatest golfer. ...

External links

  • Official site - English version
  • Official site - French version
  • Coverage on the European Tour's website - use the schedule browser on the left to access other years.

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