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Encyclopedia > Thomas Levet

Thomas Levet (born September 5, 1968) is a French professional golfer. September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday. ... The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, generally regarded as the worlds Home of Golf. Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use...


Levet was born in Paris, France. He turned professional in 1988 and won the French PGA Championship that year, but he had to wait for a decade for his first win on the European Tour, which came at the 1998 Cannes Open. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Floating not submerging) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Cannes Open was a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour that was played annually from 1984 to 1998 and again in 2001. ...


Notably, in 2002, he finished second at the Open Championship at Muirfield, being one of four players in a playoff. He had a good chance to win, but bogeyed the final hole of the four-hole playoff to fall into sudden death with Ernie Els, where he again bogeyed to lose to Els.


After spending 2003 on the PGA Tour, he returned to the European Tour in 2004. He claimed the most prestigious title of his career at the Scottish Open and ended the season 5th on the Order of Merit. In 2005, he returned to the PGA Tour. The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of professional golfers. ...


Thomas Levet was a member of the 2004 European Ryder Cup Team, team which won the Ryder Cup. 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ...


Professional wins

European Tour (3)

Other (6) The Cannes Open was a mens professional golf tournament on the European Tour that was played annually from 1984 to 1998 and again in 2001. ... The Quinn Direct British Masters is a European Tour golf tournament. ... The Scottish Open, which is currently sponsored by Barclays Bank, is one of the richer golf tournaments on the PGA European Tour. ...

  • 1988 French PGA Championship
  • 1990 National Omnium (Fr)
  • 1991 French PGA Championship
  • 1992 French PGA Championship
  • 1997 Toulouse Open, New Caledonia French Masters

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ... The Jacques Leglise Trophy is an annual boys team golf competition between Great Britain & Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and the Continent of Europe. ...

  • Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 2004 (winners)
  • Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing France): 1992, 1998, 2000
  • World Cup (representing France): 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
  • The Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2002, 2005

The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... The Alfred Dunhill Cup was a team golf tournament which ran from 1985 to 2000. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... The Seve Trophy is a biennial golf tournament between teams of professional male golfers representing Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland) and Continental Europe. ...

External links

  • Profile on the European Tour's official site
  • Golf Stars Online - links to features and profiles

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sport.iafrica.com | golf | news Tearful Levet takes Scottish Open (593 words)
Thomas Levet was in tears after winning the Scottish Open on Sunday with a spectacular closing nine holes.
Levet finished one shot clear of New Zealand's Michael Campbell to seal his third European tour victory and a cheque for €545 209.
Suddenly Levet caught fire on the 11th and in the space of four shots he went five-under par thanks to three birdies and an eagle.
Thomas Levet gets extra security (450 words)
Thomas Levet didn't request protection at last week's Honda Classic following an incident at the Ford Championship at Doral in Miami the previous week when a group of loud-mouthed inebriates shouted insults at him for being French.
Levet's only response, Craig said, was a Gallic clap of his hands which was directed at the rowdy fans.
Levet said the PGA Tour told him of its desire to provide him with extra security, and asked that he not respond to any improper crowd behavior.
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