European Open 2009

Christian Cévaër, World Number 449, overcame a star-studded field and one of the toughest holes in golf to win The European Open hosted by London Golf Club.

After an amazing weekend which saw no fewer than 45 changes of the lead, the 39 year old, whose only previous European Tour victory was the 2004 Open de España, beat England's Steve Webster, Scot Gary Orr and Spaniard Alvaro Quiros by a shot. His winning total of 281, seven under par, was 13 strokes more than Ross Fisher took on the same London Golf Club course last year - and his 74 was the highest last round by a winner all season.

London Golf Club proudly hosted 90,000 spectators across the four days and visitors enjoyed a fantastic display of world class golf and glorious weather.

The tournament was preceded by a Pro-Am which saw stars of sport, stage and screen paired with some of the world’s top golfing talent. Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton was paired with recent Players Champion Henrik Stenson for his first visit to the London Golf Club. Tournament sponsors Polo Ralph Lauren, Rolex and Leisurecorp were also joined by Sir Steve Redgrave, Westlife frontman Shane Filan, London Club member Len Goodman and Jockey Kieron Fallon.  

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