European Tour Weekly - July 4th, 2012

04/07/2012 17:06:33
Thomas Levet - Alstom Open de France 2011  (Getty Images)
Thomas Levet - Alstom Open de France 2011 (Getty Images)

This week The European Tour heads to Paris for the oldest national open in Continental Europe, the Alstom Open de France.  Le Golf National, the course that will stage the 2018 Ryder Cup, plays hosts for the eleventh consecutive year and a world-class field including Martin Kaymer, Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and World Number Three Lee Westwood will be competing.  ETW will be on the range with the latest views from the players on the eve of the tournament.

Six- time European Tour winner Thomas Levet was involved in the successful bid to stage the Ryder Cup in France, and last year he became only the second Frenchman to win the Alstom Open de France. Levet talks to ETW about last year’s triumph as well as the celebration that saw him jump into the greenside lake and break his leg.

Our review comes from The Irish Open and as always, ETW will bring you the best of the action from Royal Portrush Golf Club.  

Whilst in Portrush ETW caught up with Irishman Peter Lawrie who has enjoyed a colourful career that has seen him play on The Asian Tour and Challenge Tour before finally arriving on The European Tour in 2003 and since then has proved to be one of the most consistent performers on Tour.

In a special feature, ETW travelled to Gleneagles where Jack Nicklaus played the PGA Centenary Course. Nicklaus has overseen the revamp of the 2014 Ryder Cup venue and talked to ETW about the changes that he hopes will produce a memorable event in two years time.
 
Together with all of the latest news and statistics from the Tour, including the latest events on both The Senior Tour and Challenge Tour this completes another edition of European Tour Weekly.