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Biography

ResidenceNorth Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Date of Birth:05/09/1968
Place of BirthParis, France
Height & Weight5ft 9¾in 12st 4lbs (175cm 78kg)
FamilyWife: Caroline (m. 1998); Children: Gregoire (1998), Juliette (2000), Charlotte (2004)
InterestsSports, animals, music, car racing, cycling
Web Sitewww.imgworld.com
Turned Pro1988 (plus 2)
Qualifying School1988, (89), 90*, 91*, 96, 97

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  • Thomas Levet came from seven shots back on the final day to win the 2004 Scottish Open
  • Tony Jacklin putts watched by David Clinton (L), Chairman of the Challengers charity and Thomas Levet of France during the launch of the Mega Putt Challenge
  • Thomas Levet & David Sayer

Biography

Won his sixth European Tour title at the 2011 Alstom Open de France, but the joy of victory was tempered by the fact he broke his leg jumping into a greenside lake in celebration. Missed two months of golf - and The 140th Open Championship – but still finished 45th in The Race to Dubai. Holds the record for most European Tour victories by a Frenchman. Captured his fifth win in the 2009 Open de España, a victory he dedicated to Spain’s most famous golfer, Seve Ballesteros. The win helped him to a 28th place finish in The Race to Dubai, his highest since 2004, and continued his resurgence from 2008 when he won the MAPFRE Open de Andalucía by Valle Romano. In 2002, came agonisingly close to becoming the first Frenchman to win The Open Championship since Arnaud Massy in 1907. Shot 66 in the final round at Muirfield to tie with Stuart Appleby, Steve Elkington and Ernie Els. After again tying with Els in the initial four hole play-off, he lost to the South African in sudden-death. Made his Ryder Cup debut in 2004. Became the first Frenchman to play on the US PGA Tour in 1994. Won the 1998 Cannes Open, becoming the first winner on home soil since Jean Garaialde took the French Open in 1969. Son of a Parisian doctor and born into a true sporting family. His father was a first class hockey and tennis player, his mother played First Division volleyball in France and his grandfather was a professional cyclist.

Career RecordMore

European Tour Wins6
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR879
Race To Dubai227
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 545,209 (2004)

Teams

Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1988 Jacques Léglise Trophy 1985 Seniors 1987-88 Professional Ryder Cup 2004 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1992, 98, 00 World Cup 1998, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 09 Seve Trophy 2002, 05

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