Trophée Lancôme

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Trophée Lancôme
Tournament information
Location France
Established 1970
Course(s) Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Final year 2003
Tournament record score
Aggregate 263 Vijay Singh (1994)
To par −24 Ian Woosnam (1987)
Final champion
South Africa Retief Goosen

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

Multiple winners[edit]

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

References[edit]

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

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