Novotel Perrier Open de France
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 Dates: Thursday, May 3rd through Sunday, May 6th
 Site: Lyon Golf Club (Sangliers Course), Villette d'Anthon, France
 Course Architect: Hugues Lambert (1991)
 Par: 72
 Yardage: 7,352
 Hole-by-Hole: 1 - Par 4 458 Yds     10 - Par 4 429 Yds
               2 - Par 5 586 Yds     11 - Par 4 430 Yds
               3 - Par 4 385 Yds     12 - Par 4 442 Yds
               4 - Par 3 188 Yds     13 - Par 4 433 Yds
               5 - Par 5 571 Yds     14 - Par 3 208 Yds
               6 - Par 4 429 Yds     15 - Par 5 592 Yds
               7 - Par 4 405 Yds     16 - Par 4 432 Yds
               8 - Par 3 196 Yds     17 - Par 3 200 Yds
               9 - Par 4 449 Yds     18 - Par 5 519 Yds
                   -------------          -------------
                    36 3,667 Yds           36 3,685 Yds
 
 Annual: 85th
 2000 Champion: Colin Montgomerie
 Runner-Up: Jonathan Lomas
 Tournament Record: 262 (Lu Liang Huan, 1971)
 18-Hole Record: 62 (Lu Liang Huan, Vicente Ferandez, 1971;
                     Seve Ballesteros, 1985)
 Total Purse: $1,162,850
 Shares: 1st Place - $193,800; 2nd Place - 129,200; 3rd Place - 72,790
 
                             2000 Finish
                             -----------
 
 Player                Score              Player                 Score
 ------                -----              ------                 -----
 Colin Montgomerie      272               Roger Wessels           278
 Jonathan Lomas         274               Peter O'Malley          279
 Rodger Davis           277               David Gilford           279
 Fredrik Jacobson       278               Robert Coles            279
 John Senden            278               Jean Van de Velde       279
                                          Soren Hansen            279
                                          Carlos Rodiles          279
                                          Andrew Coltart          279
                                          Michael Campbell        279
 
           Past Novotel Perrier Open de France Winners and Runners-Up
           ----------------------------------------------------------
 
 2000 -- Colin Montgomerie (272) -- Jonathan Lomas
 1999 -- *Retief Goosen (272) -- Greg Turner
 1998 -- Sam Torrance (276) -- Bernhard Langer, Matthew Goggin,
                               Olivier Edmond, Massimo Florioli
 1997 -- Retief Goosen (271) -- Jamie Spence
 1996 -- *Robert Allenby (272) -- Bernhard Langer
 1995 -- Paul Broadhurst (274) -- Neal Briggs
 1994 -- Mark Roe (274) -- Gabriel Hjertstedt
 1993 -- *Costantino Rocca (273) -- Paul McGinley
 1992 -- Miguel Angel Martin (276) -- Martin Poxon
 1991 -- Eduardo Romero (281) -- Sam Torrance, Jose Maria Olazabal
 1990 -- *Philip Walton (275) -- Bernhard Langer
 1989 -- Nick Faldo (273) -- Hugh Baiocchi, Bernhard Langer, Mark Roe
 1988 -- Nick Faldo (274) -- Wayne Riley, Denis Durnian
 1987 -- Jose Rivero (269) -- Howard Clark
 1986 -- Seve Ballesteros (269) -- Vicente Fernandez
 1985 -- Seve Ballesteros (263) -- Sandy Lyle
 1984 -- Bernhard Langer (270) -- Jose Rivero
 1983 -- *Nick Faldo (277) -- Jose Maria Canizares, David J. Russell
 1982 -- Seve Ballesteros (278) -- Sandy Lyle
 1981 -- Sandy Lyle (270) -- Bernhard Langer
 1980 -- Greg Norman (268) -- Ian Mosey
 1979 -- Bernard Gallacher (284) -- Willie Milne
 1978 -- Dale Hayes (269) -- Seve Ballesteros
 1977 -- Seve Ballesteros (282) -- John Bland, Antonio Garrido, Manuel Pinero,
                                   Ian Stanley
 1976 -- Vincent Tshabalala (272) -- Salvador Balbuena
 1975 -- Brian Barnes (281) -- Neil Coles, Eamonn Darcy, Dale Hayes,
                               John O'Leary
 1974 -- Peter Oosterhuis (284) -- Peter Townsend
 1973 -- Peter Oosterhuis (280) -- Tony Jacklin
 1972 -- *Barry Jaeckel (265)
 1971 -- Lu Liang Huan (262) -- Vicente Fernandez, Roberto de Vicenzo
 1970 -- David Graham (268)
 1969 -- J.Garaialde (277)                1968 -- P.J. Butler (272)
 1967 -- B.J. Hunt (271)                  1966 -- D.J. Hutchinson (274)
 1965 -- R.Sota (268)                     1964 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (272)
 1963 -- Bruce Devlin (273)               1962 -- A.Murray (274)
 1961 -- Kel Nagle (271)                  1960 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (275)
 1959 -- D.C. Thomas (276)                1958 -- F.van Donck (276)
 1957 -- F.van Donck (266)                1956 -- A.Miguel (277)
 1955 -- Byron Nelson (271)               1954 -- F.van Donck (275)
 1953 -- Bobby Locke (276)                1952 -- Bobby Locke (268)
 1951 -- H.Hassanein (278)                1950 -- Roberto de Vicenzo (279)
 1949 -- U.Grappasonni (275)              1948 -- F.Cavalo (287)
 1947 -- Henry Cotton (285)               1946 -- Henry Cotton (269)
 1945 -- Not Held                         1944 -- Not Held
 1943 -- Not Held                         1942 -- Not Held
 1941 -- Not Held                         1940 -- Not Held
 1939 -- M.Pose (285)                     1938 -- M.Dallemagne (282)
 1937 -- M.Dallegmagne (278)              1936 -- M.Dallemagne (277)
 1935 -- S.F. Brews (293)                 1934 -- S.F. Brews (284)
 1933 -- B.Gadd (283)                     1932 -- A.J. Lacey (295)
 1931 -- A.Boomer (291)                   1930 -- E.R. Whitcombe (282)
 1929 -- A.Boomer (283)                   1928 -- @C.Tolley (283)
 1927 -- George Duncan (299)              1926 -- A.Boomer (280)
 1925 -- Arnaud Massy (291)               1924 -- @C.Tolley (290)
 1923 -- J.Ockenden (288)                 1922 -- A.Boomer (286)
 1921 -- A.Boomer (284)                   1920 -- Walter Hagen (298)
 1919 -- Not Held                         1918 -- Not Held
 1917 -- Not Held                         1916 -- Not Held
 1915 -- Not Held                         1914 -- J.D. Edgar (288)
 1913 -- George Duncan (304)              1912 -- J.Gassiat (289)
 1911 -- Arnaud Massy (284)               1910 -- James Braid (298)
 1909 -- J.H. Taylor (293)                1908 -- J.H. Taylor (300)
 1907 -- Arnaud Massy (298)               1906 -- Arnaud Massy (292)
 
 * - won in playoff.
 @ - amateur.
 
                          Top Contenders in the Field
                          ---------------------------
 
 Seve Ballesteros   - Four-time winner of this event, all-time wins leader
 Warren Bennett     - 20th on money list with one top-10 finish
 Angel Cabrera      - Has four top-10's in 4 events in Europe with 1 win
 Paul Lawrie        - Former British Open champion, 24th on money list
 Jonathan Lomas     - Finished 2nd last year to Monty with weekend 69's
 Paul McGinley      - 36th on money list with two top-10's in seven events
 Jose M. Olazabal   - Made 7 of 9 cuts on PGA Tour this year, but no top-10's
 Carl Pettersson    - 23rd on money list with a pair of top-10 finishes
 Eduardo Romero     - Won this event in 1991, missed cut at Masters
 Jean Van de Velde  - Made 3 of 7 cuts on PGA TOur with one top-10 finish
 
 Golftoday Network Selections
 -------------------------
 Pick to Win - Jose Maria Olazabal
 Darkhorse   - Warren Bennett
 
 Last Week's Pick to Win (Padraig Harrington) - Finished tied for 2nd
 Last Week's Darkhorse (Ignacio Garrido) - Finished tied for 4th
 
 NOTES:
      Colin Montgomerie posted a pair of eagles in the final five holes to
 lock up his first win of the 2000 season, as he defeated Jonathan Lomas by
 two shots. Montgomerie opened with a one-under 71 at Le Golf National in Paris
 and closed with rounds of 68-65-68 for a four-day total of 272. Michael
 Campbell, trailing Monty by one-shot heading into Sunday, stumbled home with a
 two-over 74 to tie for 7th. The European Tour last visited the Sangliers
 course at Lyon Golf Club in 1994 when Stephen Ames became the first West
 Indian golfer to win a European Tour event by capturing the Open V33 Du Grand
 Lyon. A year earlier Costantino Rocca won twice in France, winning the Open
 V33 Du Grand Lyon over the Terrains de Brocards course at Lyon Golf Club and
 then the Open de France at Le Golf National. Jean Van de Velde makes his first
 appearance of the year in Europe after competing the early part of the season
 on the US Tour in his bid to win his national title for the first time.
 Amateur champion Mikko Ilonen of Finland, who turned professional a month ago
 after competing in the Masters Tournament, makes his debut on The European
 Tour this week. The feature of the course, carved through woodland on the
 outskirts of Lyon at Villette d'Anthon, is that six holes are adjacent to the
 River Rhone and water comes into play on eight holes. The fifth's narrow
 landing area, below a ridge and between trees and hazard is, arguably, the
 most demanding hole. This is the oldest tournament in continental Europe. The
 purse was increased by 364,316 euros from last year. Nick Faldo was the last
 player to win this event two straight years, accomplishing the feat in
 1988-89. Seve Ballesteros is a four-time winner of this tournament. Bernhard
 Langer, a winner of this event in 1984, has been runner-up five times. Next
 week the European Tour moves to England for the Benson and Hedges
 International Open where Jose Maria Olazabal is expected to defend his title.
 

 

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