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Name: - Thomas Levet
Country: - France
Born : - Sept 5, 1968 in Paris, France.
Original Home/Club: - Paris, France
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1988

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Ryder Cup player (2004). European Tour wins (6).

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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

2011Men EuropeFrench OpenGolf National277 (-7)€500,000
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].
2009Men EuropeSpanish OpenPGA Catalunya270 (-18)€333,330
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].
2008Men EuropeAndalucia OpenAloha GC272 (-16)€166,660
Played as the MAPFRE Open de Andalucia by Valle Romano (March 27-30). Levet (Fra) beat Oliver Fisher (Eng) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Aloha GC, Costa del Sol, Spain].
2004Men EuropeScottish OpenLoch Lomond269 (-15)€545,209
Played as the Barclays Scottish Open (July 8-11). Second-placed Michael Campbell (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Levet (Fra), the first French winner of the Scottish Open. [Loch Lomond GC, Luss, Dunbartonshire].
2001Men EuropeBritish MastersWoburn274 (-14)€345,080
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].
1998Men EuropeCannes OpenRoyal Mougins278 (-6)£50,000
Played as the Cannes Open (April 16-19). 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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