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Kaymer adds Major appeal to Amundi Open de France
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Kaymer adds Major appeal to Amundi Open de France

Double Major winner Martin Kaymer will compete in the Amundi Open de France for the 13th consecutive season when the event returns to Le Golf National from October 17-20, 2019.

Martin Kaymer

The former World Number One has never missed an edition of continental Europe’s oldest national open since turning professional and has an impressive record in the event where he took the title in 2009.

Kaymer defeated Lee Westwood in a play-off in Paris to claim the third of his 11 European Tour wins to date and has a total of six top ten finishes in his previous 12 appearances. 

The German star’s illustrious list of victories includes the 2010 US PGA Championship and the 2014 U.S. Open, while he has also been part of four European Ryder Cup teams, winning three times. 

The man whose winning putt sealed the “Miracle at Medinah” in 2012 is looking forward to his latest appearance at the most recent Ryder Cup venue, where Europe defeated the United States 17.5 – 10.5 last September.

Kaymer joins a field that includes defending champion Alex Noren, who won the final point in Team Europe’s Ryder Cup triumph in Paris in 2018, and the victorious European Captain, Thomas Bjørn. 

A host of winners on the 2019 Race to Dubai will also tee it up in the Amundi Open de France, including Belgian Ryder Cup player Thomas Pieters, Sebastian Soderberg and Marcus Kinhult from Sweden, and South Africans Erik van Rooyen and Christiaan Bezuidenhout.

Kaymer said: “I’m looking forward to returning to the Amundi Open de France – it’s a tournament that I have never missed in my career and I’m proud to be a winner of the event.

“Le Golf National is a course that I love, it’s up there with the best in Europe for me, along with Valderrama, St Andrews and Wentworth and I’ve done well there in the past. It’s a ball striking course and it requires everything from your game. I’m not surprised that it was such a great venue for The Ryder Cup in 2018.

“The tournament has a long history and a great list of former winners, and I’m looking forward to teeing it up again in October.”

Amundi, Europe’s largest asset management firm, became the new title sponsor of the Open de France this year, as the event moves to a new date, rounding off an exciting Autumn swing of historic national opens, following on from the Open de España in Madrid and the Italian Open in Rome.

Tickets and hospitality for the Amundi Open de France are on sale now at www.amundiopendefrance.fr