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From 30 June to 3 July 2016

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A few years after celebrating its centenary in 2006, the Open de France now heads towards its 100th edition, set for 2016. There are very few tournaments that ancient in the world of golf, and very few that can boast such an impressive roll of honour! Indeed, among the 71 different winners of the 99 editions that took place so far, there are not less than 20 Major champions and 22 Ryder Cup winners. Here are some figures -and some names- to understand how the French Open's remains consistent in excellence for more than a century...

These French Open champions are also Major winners:

  • 1906, 1907, 1911, 1925: Arnaud Massy (France), 1907 Open champion
  • 1908, 1909: John H. Taylor (England), 1894, 1895, 1900, 1909 and 1913 Open champion
  • 1910: James Braid (Scotland), 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910 Open champion
  • 1913, 1927: George Duncan (Scotland), 1920 Open champion
  • 1920: Walter Hagen (United States), 1914 and 1919 U.S. Open champion; 1921, 1924, 1925, 1926 and 1927 U.S. PGA Champion; 1922, 1924, 1928 and 1929 Open champion
  • 1946 and 1947: Henry Cotton (England), 1934, 1937 and 1948 Open champion
  • 1950, 1960 and 1964: Roberto de Vicenzo (Argentina), 1967 Open champion
  • 1952 and 1953: Bobby Locke (South Africa), 1949, 1950, 1952; 1957 Open champion
  • 1955: Byron Nelson (United States), 1937 and 1942 Masters champion; 1939 U.S. Open champion; 1940 and 1945 U.S. PGA champion
  • 1961: Kel Nagle (Australia), 1960 Open champion
  • 1970: David Graham (Australia), 1979 U.S. PGA champion; 1981 Open champion
  • 1977, 1982, 1985 and 1986: Severiano Ballesteros (Spain), 1979, 1984 and 1988 Open champion; 1980 and 1983 Masters champion
  • 1980: Greg Norman (Australia), 1986 and 1993 Open champion
  • 1981: Sandy Lyle (Scotland), 1985 Open champion; 1988 Masters champion
  • 1983, 1988 and 1989: Nick Faldo (England), 1987, 1990 and 1992 Open champion; 1989, 1990 and 1996 Masters champion
  • 1984: Bernhard Langer (Germany), 1985 and 1993 Masters champion
  • 1997 and 1999: Retief Goosen (South Africa), 2001 and 2004 U.S. Open champion
  • 2001: José Maria Olazábal (Spain), 1994 and 1999 Masters champion
  • 2009: Martin Kaymer (Germany), 2010 U.S. PGA champion
  • 2013, 2014: Graeme McDowell (Northern Ireland), 2010 U.S. Open champion
  • These 20 players tally 62 Major victories

These French Open champions are also Ryder Cup winners
For Europe (or Great-Britain & Ireland before 1979): George Duncan in 1929, Aubrey Boomer in 1929, Ernest Whitcombe in 1929, Arthur Lacey in 1933, Henry Cotton in 1929, Bernard Hunt in 1957, Severiano Ballesteros in 1985, 1987, 1989 and 1995, Sandy Lyle in 1985 and 1987, Nick Faldo in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1995 and 1997, Bernhard Langer in 1985, 1987, 1989, 1995, 1997 and 2002, José Rivero in 1985 and 1987, Philip Walton in 1995, Costantino Rocca in 1995 and 1997, Sam Torrance in 1985, 1987, 1989 and 1995, Colin Montgomerie in 1995, 1997, 2002, 2004 and 2006, José Maria Olazábal in 1987, 1989, 1997 and 2006, Martin Kaymer in 2010, 2012 and 2014, Miguel Ángel Jiménez in 2004, Thomas Levet in 2004, Graeme McDowell in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
For the United States: Walter Hagen in 1927, 1933 and 1935 ; Byron Nelson in 1937 and 1947.
These 22 players tally 54 Ryder Cup victories

These Major winners have played the French Open... but did not win it
Harry Vardon (England), Ted Ray (England), John McDermott (United States), Arthur Havers (England), Gene Sarazen (United States), Lloyd Mangrum (United States), Max Faulkner (England), Peter Thomson (Australia), Tony Jacklin (England), Curtis Strange (United States), Johnny Miller (United States), Billy Casper (United States), Nick Price (Zimbabwe), Bob Charles (New Zealand), Gary Player (South Africa), Wayne Grady (Australia), Ian Woosnam (Wales), Ian Baker-Finch (Australia), Lee Trevino (United States), Craig Stadler (United States), Vijay Singh (Fiji), Ernie Els (South Africa), Darren Clarke (Northern Ireland), Michael Campbell (New Zealand), Angel Cabrera (Argentina), Justin Rose (England), Geoff Ogilvy (Australia), Paul Lawrie (Scotland), Trevor Immelman (South Africa), Charl Schwartzel (South Africa), Adam Scott (Australia), Louis Oosthuizen (South Africa), Padraig Harrington (Ireland), Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), John Daly (United States), Bubba Watson (United States).
This list may be incomplete...

These French players have won their national open
Arnaud Massy in 1906, 1907, 1911 and 1924
Jean Gassiat in 1912
Marcel Dallemagne in 1936, 1937 and 1938
Firmin Cavalo in 1946
Jean Garaïalde in 1969
Jean-François Remésy in 2004 and 2005
Thomas Levet in 2011

These 7 players tally 13 French Open victories

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