Christian Cévaër, top 10 of the Legends Tour

A week after The Open Senior, won at Gleneagles by Darren Clarke (pictured here with Christian Cévaër), the stars of the Legends Tour had an appointment in England on the JCB Golf and Country Club course to play one of the events labeled “Celebrity Series”.

Legends Tour, results

In the original Celebrity Series format, pro players share their games with distinguished guests. After the MCB Championship in Mauritius in April, a stopover in Jersey in June, players aged 50 and over on the Legends Tour met last week in the heart of England.

Among the big names in golf were Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Colin Montgomerie, Vijay Singh, Paul Lawrie, José María Olazábal or John Daly.

“It’s a nice format, very relaxed. We share a good time, we tell jokes and we make birdies” summarizes the American pioneer of the mullet cut, well before Cam Smith, during his two major victories in 1991 at the PGA Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club and in 1995 in The Open at St Andrews.

Five French players also took part in this 10th of the 17 tournaments on the senior circuit calendar. At the end of the three laps, Christian Cévaër finished in 8th place alongside Colin Montgomerie, 6 strokes behind the winner Alex Cejka.

Jean Van de Velde finished 39th, Jean-François Remesy 47th, Thomas Levet 53rd, and Marc Farry 58th.

Note that the Legends Tour will stop at the Golf de St Cloud from September 15 to 17 on the occasion of the “Legends Open de France hosted by Jean Van de Velde”.

Christian Cévaër, born April 10, 1970 in Nouméa, is a French golf player.

As an amateur, Christian Cévaër notably won the French championship in 1989 (at the age of 19), and the Mediterranean Games in 1993 in Agde, then twice gold medalist, both individually and in teams (with Jean-Yann Dusson and Benjamin Nicolay). In 1991 in Athens, he had already been a team silver medalist (with Mikael Garabedian, Christophe Muniesa) at the age of 21.

After winning his first tournament on the European circuit in 2004 at the Spanish Open, he had to wait until 2009 to win his second title, at the European Open on May 31, 2009. This victory over one of the most prestigious tournaments on the circuit also grants him a 5-year exemption on this circuit.