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Open de France

Open de France
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
Bernd Wiesberger
Paris is located in France
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.


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

External links

  • Official website (English) and (French)
  • Coverage on the European Tour's official site

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