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First played
1906 (Became part of The European Tour Internaional Schedule in 1972)

Most wins
5 - Aubrey Boomer, 1921, 22, 26, 29, 31

Most Consecutive wins
3 - Marcel Dallemagne, 1936, 37, 38

(Stats from 1972 onwards)

Youngest winner
Seve Ballesteros, 20 and 29 days, 1977

Oldest winner
Miguel Angel Jiménez, 46 and 180 days, 2010

Lowest 18 hole score
62 (-9), Seve Ballesteros, 1985, Eduardo Romero, 2005, Martin Kaymer, 2009

Lowest first 18 hole score
62 (-9), Seve Ballesteros, 1985, Martin Kaymer, 2009

Lowest first 36 hole score
130 (-12), Seve Ballesteros, 1985

Lowest first 54 hole score
194 (-19), Seve Ballesteros, 1985

Lowest 72 hole score
263 (-21), Seve Ballesteros, 1985

Lowest under par winning score
265 (-23), Barry Jaeckel, 1972

Lowest final round by a winner
63 (-9), José Rivero, 1987, Paul Broadhurst, 1995

Largest 18 hole lead
4 shots, Martin Kaymer, 2009

Largest 36 hole lead
5 shots, Sandy Lyle, 1982, Denis Durnian, 1988

Largest 54 hole lead
7 shots, Seve Ballesteros, 1985

Wire-to-wire-winners
Dale Hayes, 1978, Seve Ballesteros, 1985, 86, Retief Goosen, 1997, Sam Torrance, 1998, Pablo Larrazabal, 2008 

Largest winning margin
11 shots, Dale Hayes, 1978

Biggest final round comeback by a winner
8 shots, José Rivero, 1987, Paul Broadhurst, 1995

Play-offs
Barry Jaeckel beat Peter Oosterhuis, 1972
Sir Nick Faldo beat José Maria Canizares and David J Russell, 1983
Philip Walton beat Bernhard Langer, 1990
Costantino Rocca beat Paul McGinley, 1993
Robert Allenby beat Bernhard Langer, 1996
Retief Goosen beat Greg Tiurner, 1997
Jean-Francois Remesy beat Jean Van de Velde, 2005
Martin Kaymer beat Lee Westwood, 2009

Holes-in-one
Manuel Ramos, 1977, (Le Touquet)
Willie Milne, 1979, (Lyon GC)
Barry Lane, 1982, (St-Nom-la Breteche)
Sir Nick Faldo, Rnd 3, hole 3, 1983, (La Boulie)
Thierry Mathon, Rnd 2, hole 6, 1984, (St Cloud)
David A Russell, Rnd 1, hole 6, 1984, (St Cloud)
Ronan Rafferty, Rnd 3, hole 3, 1986, (La Boulie)
Grant Turner, Rnd 2, hole 14, 1989, (Chantilly)
Philip Walton, Rnd 2, hole 16, 1990, (Chantilly)
Jeremy Robinson, Rnd 3, hole 16, 1994, (National GC)
Howard Clark, Rnd 4, hole 11, 1994, (National GC)
John Mellor, Rnd 1, hole 8, 1999, (Golf du Médoc)
José Maria Olazábal, Rnd 3, hole 2, 2002 (Le Golf National)
Robert-Jan Derksen, Rnd 2, hole 16, 2008, (Le Golf National)
Chapchai Nirat, Rnd 2, hole 2, 2008, (Le Golf National)

Albatrosses:
Graeme McDowell, Rnd 4, hole 18, 2003, (Le Golf National)


Low cut
140 (Level), 2001, 141 (-3), 1996

High cut
153 (+9), 1974

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1JIMÉNEZ, Miguel AngelESP18-11
T2MOLINARI, FrancescoITA18-11
T2CAÑIZARES, AlejandroESP18-11
4MCILROY, RoryNIR18-10
5WILLETT, DannyENG18-8
T6WILSON, OliverENG18-7
T6FOSTER, MarkENG18-7
T6HANSON, PeterSWE18-7
T6BOURDY, GrégoryFRA18-7
T6KAYMER, MartinGER18-7

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