Jean-François Remésy

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Jean-François Remésy
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Personal information
Born (1964-06-05) 5 June 1964 (age 52)
Nîmes, France
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Nationality  France
Residence Martigny, Switzerland
Career
Turned professional 1987
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Champions Tour
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Professional wins 10
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Challenge Tour 1
Other 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004
PGA Championship T17: 2004

Jean-François Remésy (born 5 June 1964) is a French professional golfer.

Remésy was born in Nîmes, Occitania. He won the French Amateur Championship in 1985 and turned professional in 1987. For much of his career he has struggled to establish himself as a tour golfer, and he has made over a dozen trips to the European Tour Qualifying School. His first professional win came in a small tournament in France in 1991 and he won on the Challenge Tour in 1994, but he didn't break into the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit until 1999. That year he won the Estoril Open on the main tour, and he has continued to progress since then. In 2004 he became the first Frenchman to win the Open de France in 35 years, and in 2005 he retained his title by beating fellow Frenchman Jean van de Velde in a playoff. He lost his card in 2008 after a poor season and went to qualifying school for the 13th time but was not able to earn his tour card for 2009. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit came in 2004 when he finished in 19th with €1,083,360.

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

  • 1985 French Amateur Championship

Professional wins (9)[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 18 Apr 1999 Estoril Open −2 (72-69-77-68=286) 2 strokes England David Carter, Scotland Andrew Coltart,
Italy Massimo Florioli
2 27 Jun 2004 Open de France −12 (69-67-65-71=272) 7 strokes Australia Richard Green, Australia Nick O'Hern
3 26 Jun 2005 Open de France (2) −11 (68-69-67-69=273) Playoff France Jean van de Velde

European Tour playoff record (1–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2005 Open de France France Jean van de Velde Won with double-bogey on first extra hole
2 2007 BA-CA Golf Open Australia Richard Green Lost to par on first extra hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

Other wins (6)[edit]

  • 1991 Challenge AGF (France)
  • 1994 Vittel Open (France)
  • 1999 French PGA Championship
  • 2003 Masters 13 (France)
  • 2007 Masters 13 (France)
  • 2008 Open International Stade Français Paris (Alps Tour)

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
The Open Championship CUT CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T17 CUT

Note: Remésy never played in the Masters nor the U.S. Open.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

External links[edit]