Trophée Lancôme

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Trophée Lancôme
Tournament information
Location Paris, France
Established1970
Course(s) Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Par72
Length6,902 yards (6,311 m)
Tour(s) European Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund 1,800,000
Month playedSeptember
Final year2003
Tournament record score
Aggregate263 Vijay Singh (1994)
To par−24 Ian Woosnam (1987)
Final champion
Flag of South Africa.svg Retief Goosen
Location Map
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Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche
Location in France
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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.

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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

YearWinnerScoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-upRef.
2003 Flag of South Africa.svg Retief Goosen (2)266−184 strokes Flag of Ireland.svg Paul McGinley
2002 Flag of Germany.svg Alex Čejka 272−122 strokes Flag of Spain.svg Carlos Rodiles
2001 Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García 266−181 stroke Flag of South Africa.svg Retief Goosen
2000 Flag of South Africa.svg Retief Goosen 271−131 stroke Flag of New Zealand.svg Michael Campbell
Ulster Banner.svg Darren Clarke
1999 Flag of Sweden.svg Pierre Fulke 270−141 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Ignacio Garrido
1998 Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel Jiménez 273−112 strokes Flag of the United States.svg David Duval
Flag of the United States.svg Mark O'Meara
Flag of Sweden.svg Jarmo Sandelin
Flag of New Zealand.svg Greg Turner
1997 Flag of the United States.svg Mark O'Meara 271−131 stroke Flag of Sweden.svg Jarmo Sandelin
1996 Flag of Sweden.svg Jesper Parnevik 268−125 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Colin Montgomerie
1995 Flag of Scotland.svg Colin Montgomerie 269−111 stroke Flag of Scotland.svg Sam Torrance
1994 Flag of Fiji.svg Vijay Singh 263−171 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel Jiménez
1993 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ian Woosnam (2)267−132 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Sam Torrance
1992 Flag of England.svg Mark Roe 267−132 strokes Flag of Argentina.svg Vicente Fernández
1991 Flag of New Zealand.svg Frank Nobilo 267−131 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Ian Baker-Finch
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Fowler
Flag of England.svg David Gilford
Flag of England.svg Jamie Spence
1990 Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal 269−111 stroke Flag of Scotland.svg Colin Montgomerie
1989 Flag of Argentina.svg Eduardo Romero 266−221 stroke Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer
Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal
1988 Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros (4)269−154 strokes Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal
1987 Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg Ian Woosnam 264−242 strokes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Mark McNulty
1986 Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros (3)
Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer
274−14Title shared [lower-alpha 1]
1985 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Nick Price 275−13Playoff Flag of England.svg Mark James
1984 Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Lyle 278−10Playoff Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros
1983 Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros (2)269−194 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Corey Pavin
1982 Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Graham (2)276−122 strokes Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros
1981 Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Graham 280−85 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Isao Aoki
Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Lyle
[3]
1980 Flag of the United States.svg Lee Trevino (2)280−84 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Gary Hallberg [4]
1979 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Miller (2)281−73 strokes Flag of Scotland.svg Sandy Lyle
Flag of the United States.svg Lee Trevino
[5]
1978 Flag of the United States.svg Lee Trevino 272−165 strokes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player
Flag of the United States.svg Tom Watson
[6]
1977 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graham Marsh 273−15Playoff Flag of Spain (1977-1981).svg Seve Ballesteros [7]
1976 Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Seve Ballesteros 283−51 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer [8]
1975 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player 278−106 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Lanny Wadkins [9]
1974 Flag of the United States.svg Billy Casper 283−53 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Hale Irwin [10]
1973 Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Miller 277−113 strokes Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Valentín Barrios [11]
1972 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Aaron 279−93 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Tom Weiskopf [12]
1971 Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer 202−142 strokes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Gary Player [13]
1970 Flag of England.svg Tony Jacklin 206−101 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Arnold Palmer
Flag of Spain (1945-1977).svg Ramón Sota
[14]
  1. Title shared when darkness ended play with Ballesteros and Langer still tied after four holes of a sudden-death playoff.

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