Who's who: Thomas Levet

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  • Photo of Thomas Levet
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Who's who: Thomas Levet

  • Name:

    Thomas Jean Roger Levet
  • Country:

    France
  • Born:

    Sept 5, 1968 in Paris, France.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Paris, France
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1988

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (2004). Multiple European Tour winner (6), and European Senior Tour winner.

Did you know?

In addition to his six European Tour wins, which included Scottish, Spanish and French Opens, Levet came close to winning the Open Championship at Muirfield. He emerged tied with Ernie Els after a four-way four-hole playoff (that also involved Australians Stuart Appleby and Steve Elikington), but lost to Els at the first sudden-death playoff hole.

In 2001 Levet was forced to withdraw from the Open Championship. Two weeks earlier he celebrated winning the French Open, his national open championship, with a celebratory jump into a lake alongside the final hole. The lake proved to be much shallower than Levet expected, and a broken shin bone was the painful outcome.

Top tournaments won by Thomas Levet

2021
Europe
200 (-13)
€30,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

200 (-13)

Prize money

€30,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Legends Open de France hosted by Jean van de Velde (Sept 2-4; last played in 2007). Second-placed David Morland IV (Can) finished 3 shots behind Thomas Levet (Fra), who recorded his second European Senior (Legends) Tour win. [Vert course, Saint-Cloud GC, Garches, nr Paris].

2021
Europe
204 (-9)
€45,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

€45,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Scottish Senior Open hosted by Paul Lawrie (Sept 10-12). Thomas Levet (Fra) beat Markus Brier (Aut) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th), to record back-to-back wins on the European Senior (Legends) Tour. A week earlier Levet won the French Senior Open title. He also recorded a Scottish double, having won the Scottish Open title in 2004. [Royal Aberdeen GC, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen].

2019
Europe
206 (-10)
€50,000
Farmfoods

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

206 (-10)

Prize money

€50,000

Title sponsor

Farmfoods

Played as the Farmfoods European Senior Masters hosted by Peter Baker (Oct 4-6). Second-placed Markus Brier (Aut) finished 1 shot behind 51-year-old Thomas Levet (Fra), who recorded his first European Senior (Staysure) Tour win in his tenth start on the Tour. [Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].

2011
Europe
277 (-7)
€500,000
Alstom

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

€500,000

Title sponsor

Alstom

Played as the Alstom Open de France (Jun 30-Jul 3). Second-placed Mark Foster (Eng) and Thorbjørn Olesen (Den) finished 1 shot behind popular home winner Levet (Fra). A celebratory jump from the 18th green into the surrounding water hazard (accompanied by his manager Patrice Bartez) resulted in Levet fracturing his shin-bone. This accident cost Levet his just secured opportunity to play in The Open Championship. [Albatros course, Golf National, Guyancourt, nr Paris].

2009
Europe
270 (-18)
€333,330
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

€333,330

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de Espana (Apr 30-May 3). Second-placed Fabrizio Zanotti (Par) finished 2 shots behind Levet (Fra). [Stadium course, PGA Catalunya, Caldes de Malavella, nr Girona].

2008
Europe
272 (-16)
€166,660
Valle Romano

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Venue

Aloha

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

€166,660

Title sponsor

Valle Romano

Played as the MAPFRE Open de Andalucia by Valle Romano (March 27-30). Thomas Levet (Fra) beat Oliver Fisher (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Aloha GC, Costa del Sol, Spain].

2004
Europe
269 (-15)
€545,209
Barclays

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

€545,209

Title sponsor

Barclays

Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Michael Campbell (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Thomas Levet (Fra), the first French winner of the Scottish Open. [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].

2001
Europe
274 (-14)
€345,080
Victor Chandler

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

€345,080

Title sponsor

Victor Chandler

Played as the Victor Chandler British Masters (May 31-Jun 3). Levet (Fra) beat Mathias Grönberg (Swe) with a birdie at the third playoff hole. David Howell (Eng) and Robert Karlsson (Swe) were eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Marquess course, Woburn GC, nr Milton Keynes, Bucks].

1998
Europe
278 (-6)
£50,000
Cannes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Levet, Thomas

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

£50,000

Title sponsor

Cannes

Played as the Cannes Open (April 16-19; next played in 2001). Second-placed Phillip Price (Wales), Sven Strüver (Ger) and Greg Turner (NZ) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Levet (Fra). [Royal Mougins Golf Resort, Mougins, nr Cannes, France].

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