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Graeme McDowell rolls to third title of season at Open de France

PARIS, July 7 (UPI) -- Graeme McDowell rolled to his third overall title of the year Sunday, logging a 4-under 67 to claim the Open de France by a four-stroke margin.

Molinari equals career low round

INVERNESS, Scotland, July 12 (UPI) -- Francesco Molinari equaled the low round of his pro career with a 10-under 62 Thursday that gave him the lead at the Scottish Open.

Siem takes first Euro win since 2004

PARIS, July 8 (UPI) -- Germany's Marcel Siem collected his first European Tour victory since 2004 Sunday, firing a 4-under 67 to claim the Open de France.

Two-way tie for first at Open de France

PARIS, July 7 (UPI) -- David Howell shot a 67 Saturday to take a share of the lead at the Open de France alongside Anders Hansen.

Marcel Siem leads on European Tour

PARIS, July 6 (UPI) -- Marcel Siem shot his second straight 68 Friday and survived a weather delay to take a one-shot lead after 36 holes of the Open de France.

Nilsson out front on European Tour

PARIS, July 5 (UPI) -- Christian Nilsson produced his best round of the year by three shots Thursday to take the lead after the first round of the Open de France.

Kaymer regains No. 3 world ranking

PHILADELPHIA, July 4 (UPI) -- Martin Kaymer regained third place in the world golf rankings released Monday, supplanting U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy after just one week.

Levet edges Olesen, claims Open de France

PARIS, July 3 (UPI) -- Frenchman Thomas Levet shot a 1-under 70 Sunday, just enough to edge Thorbjorn Olesen by one stroke and win the Open de France.

Foster, Morrison tied at Open de France

PARIS, July 2 (UPI) -- Mark Forster shot 68 for the third consecutive day Saturday to grab a share of the lead at the Open de France in Paris.

Morrison leads by one at Open de France

PARIS, July 1 (UPI) -- James Morrison had five birdies and finished with his second straight 5-under 66 Friday to take a one-shot lead into the third round of the Open de France.
Jimenez wins 3-way playoff for Paris title

Jimenez wins 3-way playoff for Paris title

PARIS, July 4 (UPI) -- Miguel Angel Jimenez won a three-way playoff Sunday at the Open de France golf tournament, rebounding from a double-bogey on the final regulation hole.
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The Open de France is a European Tour golf tournament. Inaugurated in 1906 it is the oldest national open in Continental Europe and has been part of the European Tour's schedule since the tour's inception in 1972.

Originally played at La Boulie Golf Club, the tournament has been hosted by many different venues, but since 1991, it has been held at the Le Golf National near Paris every year except for 1999 and 2001.

Since the turn of the Millennium the Fédération Française de Golf has made a concerted effort to enhance the stature of the event. One of these measures included the dropping of title sponsorship from 2003. In 2004 qualifying tournaments were introduced on the model of those for The Open Championship and the U.S. Open and are open to professionals and amateurs. The prize fund rose from €865,000 in 1999 to €4 million from 2006 to 2009, putting the Open de France in the top group of European Tour events (excluding the majors and the World Golf Championships, which are co-sanctioned by the U.S. based PGA Tour). For 2010 and 2011 the prize fund was reduced to €3 million.

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