Le Touquet (La Mer)
The main tournaments played at Le Touquet (La Mer) are shown in the table below, which also includes relevant information on the winners, their scores and prize money.
Played as the GSI L'Equipe Open (May 16-19). Second-placed Carl Mason (Eng) finished 3 shots behind James (Eng). [La Mer course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Played as the French Open. Second-placed Manuel Piñero (Esp), Antonio Garrido (Esp), John Bland (RSA) and Ian Stanley (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Ballesteros (Esp). This was the first of four French Open wins for Ballesteros. [La Mer course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Played as the French Open. Second-placed Salvador Balbuena (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Tshabalala (RSA). [La Mer course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed T.E. Odams (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Pose (Arg). [La Mer course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Played as the Open de France (25th). Second-placed Aubrey Boomer (Eng) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Brews (S Africa). [La Mer course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Played as the Open de France. Boomer (Eng) beat Arnaud Massy (Fra) in a 36-hole playoff. Massy retired at the 35th hole. This was the first of five French Open wins for Boomer. [La Forêt course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) finished 6 shots behind James Douglas Edgar (Eng). [La Forêt course, Le Touquet GC, Nord-Pas-de-Calais].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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