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Levet clocks up 500 appearances: Thomas Levet joined the elite group of players to have notched 500 European Tou...

Levet clocks up 500 appearances: Thomas Levet joined the elite group of players to have notched 500 European Tou...

Thomas Levet joined the elite group of players to have notched 500 European Tour appearances when he began the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with a four under par 68. The Frenchman became the 24th golfer to reach the milestone, a week after Spaniard Ignacio Garrido achieved the feat at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, and was presented with an engraved silver Thomas Lyte ice bucket by Mohamed Juma Buamaim, Vice Chairman and CEO of golf in DUBAi, and European Tour Chief Executive George O’Grady. Levet’s first event was the 1986 Peugeot Open de France, when he was still an amateur, and his first professional appearance was in the 1989 Open Renault de Baleares. Since then the 44 year old has carved out a hugely successful career, winning six times on The European Tour – the most by a Frenchman – and helping Europe to a Ryder Cup glory at Oakland Hills in 2004. He came close to...

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