Cannes Open

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Cannes Open
Tournament information
Location Cannes, France
Established 1984
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 2001
Tournament record score
Aggregate 268 Jorge Berendt (2001)
To par −20 (as above)
Final champion
Argentina Jorge Berendt

The Cannes Open was a men's professional golf tournament on the European Tour that was played annually from 1984 to 1998. It returned to the schedule as a one-off event in 2001 to replace the Estoril Open, which was cancelled by organisers due to security concerns following the 9/11 attacks in the United States.[1]

The tournament had several different sponsored names. The winners included two major championship winners, Seve Ballesteros and Ian Woosnam. The prize fund peaked at £403,570 in 1996 before falling to £300,000 in 1998, which was the smallest on the European Tour that season. It was without a title sponsor that year, for the only time apart from 1988 and was subsequently cancelled.


Year Venue Winner Score
Cannes Open
2001 Cannes Mougins Argentina Jorge Berendt 268 (−20)
1999–2000 No tournament
1998 Royal Mougins France Thomas Levet 278 (−6)
Europe 1 Cannes Open
1997 Royal Mougins England Stuart Cage 270 (−14)
Air France Cannes Open
1996 Royal Mougins Scotland Raymond Russell 272 (−12)
1995* Royal Mougins Switzerland André Bossert 132 (−10)
1994 Cannes Mougins Wales Ian Woosnam 271 (−17)
1993 Cannes Mougins Australia Rodger Davis 271 (−13)PO
Credit Lyonnais Cannes Open
1992 Cannes Mougins Sweden Anders Forsbrand 273 (−15)
1991 Cannes Mougins Northern Ireland David Feherty 275 (−13)
1990 Cannes Mougins Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 280 (−8)
1989** Cannes Mougins England Paul Broadhurst 207 (−9)
Cannes Open
1988 Cannes Mougins Zimbabwe Mark McNulty 279 (−9)
Suze Open
1987 Cannes Mougins Spain Seve Ballesteros 275 (−13)PO
1986 Cannes Mougins South Africa John Bland 276 (−12)
Compagnie de Chauffe Cannes Open
1985 Cannes Mougins England Robert Lee 280 (−8)PO
1984 Cannes Mougins South Africa David Frost 280 (−8)

* – Tournament reduced to 36 holes because of rain
** – Tournament reduced to 54 holes
PO – Won following playoff


  1. ^ "Kim Leads by Two After First Round". The New York Times. 28 September 2001. Retrieved 21 January 2009. 

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