Trophée Lancôme

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Trophée Lancôme
Tournament information
LocationParis, France
Established1970
Course(s)Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Par72
Length6,902 yards (6,311 m)
Tour(s)European Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund1,800,000
Month playedSeptember
Final year2003
Tournament record score
Aggregate263 Vijay Singh (1994)
To par−24 Ian Woosnam (1987)
Final champion
South Africa Retief Goosen
Location Map
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche is located in France
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Location in France
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche is located in Île-de-France (region)
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Location in Île-de-France

The Trophée Lancôme was a professional golf tournament which was staged in Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, France from 1970 to 2003.

Gaëtan Mourgue D'Algue, a French golf enthusiast from Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche, hoped to popularize the then little-known sport of Golf in France during the early 1960s. With Dominique Motte, he suggested the creation of a new championship trophy to Pierre Menet, the chairman of the Lancôme Company. Their goal was originally to bring together eight of the best players in the world. Saint-Nom-La-Bretèche had hosted the 1963 Canada Cup and the Open de France in 1965 and 1969.

The tournament started in 1970 as the "Tournament of Champions" but from 1971 it was called the "Trophée Lancôme", named after Menet's company. It began as an unofficial event, in that it was not part of a tour schedule, but it was backed by the Fédération Française de Golf and by preeminent sports agent Mark McCormack who arranged for some of the world's top players to participate. The 1970 and 1971 the tournament was played over three rounds (54 holes), but starting in 1972 it was played over four rounds (72 holes). Originally contested by 8 invited players, the field was increased to 12 in 1979.

From 1982 onwards it was an official money event on the European Tour, with an increased field size.[1][2] In 1986 Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros were declared joint winners as they were level after four playoff holes when darkness fell. The tournament ceased operation after 2003.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up Ref.
2003 South Africa Retief Goosen (2) 266 −18 4 strokes Republic of Ireland Paul McGinley
2002 Germany Alex Čejka 272 −12 2 strokes Spain Carlos Rodiles
2001 Spain Sergio García 266 −18 1 stroke South Africa Retief Goosen
2000 South Africa Retief Goosen 271 −13 1 stroke New Zealand Michael Campbell
Northern Ireland Darren Clarke
1999 Sweden Pierre Fulke 270 −14 1 stroke Spain Ignacio Garrido
1998 Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez 273 −11 2 strokes United States David Duval
United States Mark O'Meara
Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
New Zealand Greg Turner
1997 United States Mark O'Meara 271 −13 1 stroke Sweden Jarmo Sandelin
1996 Sweden Jesper Parnevik 268 −12 5 strokes Scotland Colin Montgomerie
1995 Scotland Colin Montgomerie 269 −11 1 stroke Scotland Sam Torrance
1994 Fiji Vijay Singh 263 −17 1 stroke Spain Miguel Ángel Jiménez
1993 Wales Ian Woosnam (2) 267 −13 2 strokes Scotland Sam Torrance
1992 England Mark Roe 267 −13 2 strokes Argentina Vicente Fernández
1991 New Zealand Frank Nobilo 267 −13 1 stroke Australia Ian Baker-Finch
Australia Peter Fowler
England David Gilford
England Jamie Spence
1990 Spain José María Olazábal 269 −11 1 stroke Scotland Colin Montgomerie
1989 Argentina Eduardo Romero 266 −22 1 stroke West Germany Bernhard Langer
Spain José María Olazábal
1988 Spain Seve Ballesteros (4) 269 −15 4 strokes Spain José María Olazábal
1987 Wales Ian Woosnam 264 −24 2 strokes Zimbabwe Mark McNulty
1986 Spain Seve Ballesteros (3)
West Germany Bernhard Langer
274 −14 Title shared[a]
1985 Zimbabwe Nick Price 275 −13 Playoff England Mark James
1984 Scotland Sandy Lyle 278 −10 Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros
1983 Spain Seve Ballesteros (2) 269 −19 4 strokes United States Corey Pavin
1982 Australia David Graham (2) 276 −12 2 strokes Spain Seve Ballesteros
1981 Australia David Graham 280 −8 5 strokes Japan Isao Aoki
Scotland Sandy Lyle
[3]
1980 United States Lee Trevino (2) 280 −8 4 strokes United States Gary Hallberg [4]
1979 United States Johnny Miller (2) 281 −7 3 strokes Scotland Sandy Lyle
United States Lee Trevino
[5]
1978 United States Lee Trevino 272 −16 5 strokes South Africa Gary Player
United States Tom Watson
[6]
1977 Australia Graham Marsh 273 −15 Playoff Spain Seve Ballesteros [7]
1976 Spain Seve Ballesteros 283 −5 1 stroke United States Arnold Palmer [8]
1975 South Africa Gary Player 278 −10 6 strokes United States Lanny Wadkins [9]
1974 United States Billy Casper 283 −5 3 strokes United States Hale Irwin [10]
1973 United States Johnny Miller 277 −11 3 strokes Spain Valentín Barrios [11]
1972 United States Tommy Aaron 279 −9 3 strokes United States Tom Weiskopf [12]
1971 United States Arnold Palmer 202 −14 2 strokes South Africa Gary Player [13]
1970 England Tony Jacklin 206 −10 1 stroke United States Arnold Palmer
Spain Ramón Sota
[14]
  1. ^ Title shared when darkness ended play with Ballesteros and Langer still tied after four holes of a sudden-death playoff.

Multiple winners[edit]

  • 4 wins: Seve Ballesteros (including one shared)
  • 2 wins: Retief Goosen, David Graham, Lee Trevino, Ian Woosnam

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tour tourney". Aberdeen Evening Express. Aberdeen, Scotland. 15 March 1982. p. 14. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "*** | The Haig..." Glasgow Herald. Glasgow, Scotland. 15 March 1982. p. 14. Retrieved 9 June 2020 – via Google News Archive.
  3. ^ "U.S. Open Champion David Graham". The Glasgow Herald. 19 October 1981. p. 16.
  4. ^ "Caddy 'reads' Trevino win". The Glasgow Herald. 20 October 1980. p. 22.
  5. ^ "Johnny comes marching home after 3 lean years". The Glasgow Herald. 29 October 1979. p. 20.
  6. ^ "Trevino wins with record". The Glasgow Herald. 23 October 1978. p. 22.
  7. ^ "Marsh wins again". The Glasgow Herald. 17 October 1977. p. 19.
  8. ^ "Ballesteros wins Lancome". The Glasgow Herald. 18 October 1976. p. 17.
  9. ^ "Player finishes well clear of field". The Times. 13 October 1975. p. 9.
  10. ^ "Casper survives bad start". The Glasgow Herald. 7 October 1974. p. 5.
  11. ^ "Lancome win for Miller". The Glasgow Herald. 8 October 1973. p. 7.
  12. ^ "Aaron nine under par for victory". The Times. 9 October 1972. p. 6.
  13. ^ "Palmer proves game has lost none of its effectiveness". The Glasgow Herald. 18 October 1971. p. 5.
  14. ^ "Eagle-birdie finish gives Jacklin dramatic victory". The Glasgow Herald. 19 October 1970. p. 5.

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