Name:Thomas Jean Roger Levet
Born:Sept 5, 1968 in Paris, France.
Original/Home Club:Paris, France
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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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