If the hexagonal golf has a little hangover after the missed cut of Victor Perez at the Omega European Masters, certainly synonymous with non-presence at the next Ryder Cup, an upturn has arrived, with the announced presence of the stars of the PGA Tour Billy Horschel and Tom Kim at the French Open (September 21-24).
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The Cazoo Open de France will have the honor of welcoming PGA Tour stars Billy Horschel and Tom Kim. Good news for hexagonal golf after Victor Perez's missed cut which most certainly eliminates him from the Ryder Cup in less than a month (captain Luke Donald will announce his choices on Monday).
Winner of the 2014 FedEx Cup, Billy Horschel also won the last Presidents Cup with the United States. As for the South Korean Tom Kim, this same Presidents Cup revealed him to the eyes of the world. Two very endearing characters with spectacular play who will delight spectators at Le Golf National, a week before the Ryder Cup.
The Open de France or Cazoo Open de France is the oldest and most important golf tournament in continental Europe. The French Open has been an official event of the DP World Tour (formerly PGA European Tour) of the European circuit (1st division) since its creation in 1972.
The 2022 edition will take place from September 22 to 25, 20222 on the National Golf course. The endowment will be three million euros3. The last edition took place in 2019 and was won by Belgian player Nicolas Colsaerts. The 2020 and 2021 editions have been canceled due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.
It was in 1906 at the Paris golf course - which has since become La Boulie - that the first French Open6 International Championship took place. It was won by Arnaud Massy who won a total of four editions of this tournament (in 1906, 1907, 1911 and 1925).
It was contested, before the pandemic, every year towards the end of June between the American Open and the British Open. The sponsor of the 2017 and 2018 editions, the Chinese conglomerate HNA8, had set the endowment at seven million dollars, or €6,634,740, allowing the Open de France to integrate - for two years - the prestigious Rolex Series.
In 2018, HNA, faced with financial difficulties, ended its sponsorship. In 2019, the allocation was only 1.6 million euros.
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