Thomas Levet


Thomas Levet

Thomas Levet (born September 5, 1968) is a French professional golfer.

Levet was born in Paris, France. He turned professional in 1988 and won the French PGA Championship that year, but he had to wait for a decade for his first win on the European Tour, which came at the 1998 Cannes Open.

In 2002, he finished second at The Open Championship at Muirfield, being one of four players in a playoff. He had a good chance to win, but bogeyed the final hole of the four-hole playoff to fall into sudden death with Ernie Els, where he again bogeyed to lose to Els. After spending 2003 on the PGA Tour, he returned to the European Tour in 2004. He claimed the most prestigious title of his career at the Scottish Open, and was a member of the winning 2004 European Ryder Cup Team. Levet ended the season 5th on the Order of Merit, and returned to the PGA Tour in 2005.

Levet suffers from severe vertigo, which almost forced him out of the game [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/funny_old_game/6701657.stm] , however he has made strides to overcome the condition, and has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

In 2008 he won his fourth European tour title, beating nineteen-year-old Oliver Fisher in a sudden death playoff in the MAPFRE Open de Andalucia.

Professional wins (10)

European Tour wins (4)

*1998 Cannes Open
*2001 Victor Chandler British Masters
*2004 Barclays Scottish Open
*2008 MAPFRE Open de Andalucia

Other wins (6)

*1988 French PGA Championship
*1990 National Omnium (France)
*1991 French PGA Championship
*1992 French PGA Championship
*1997 Toulouse Open, New Caledonia French Masters

Results in major championships

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- bgcolor="#eeeeee"!align="left"|Tournament !! 2000 !! 2001 !! 2002 !! 2003 !! 2004 !! 2005 !! 2006 !! 2007 !! 2008
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The Masters
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|CUT
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|T13
align="center"|CUT
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
-
U.S. Open
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|T18
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|CUT
align="center"|T52
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|CUT
-
The Open Championship
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|T66
align="center" style="background:yellow;"|T2
align="center"|T22
align="center" style="background:yellow;"|T5
align="center"|T34
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
-
PGA Championship
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|71
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|CUT
align="center"|CUT
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP
align="center"|DNP

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

Amateur
*Eisenhower Trophy: 1988
*Jacques Léglise Trophy: 1985

Professional
*Ryder Cup (representing Europe): 2004 (winners)
*Alfred Dunhill Cup (representing France): 1992, 1998, 2000
*World Cup (representing France): 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
*Seve Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2002, 2005

External links

* [http://www.europeantour.com/publish.sps?syndicatorguid=&rmasiteinstanceguid=&pagegid=%7B20E6AA6B-0225-4C71-BD89-2ACBEE615D69%7D&playerid=2610 Profile on the European Tour's official site]
* [http://www.pgatour.com/players/01/26/62 Profile on the PGA Tour's official site]


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