Alexander Levy
4

Scorecard
Biography
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
4
4
3
3
5
4
3
4
4
34
68
2
4
4
4
3
4
5
3
4
5
36
4
3
2
4
5
4
3
4
5
34
70
3
4
5
5
2
4
5
5
4
4
38
6
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
5
38
76
4
4
5
5
3
5
4
2
5
10
43
4
3
4
4
5
4
4
4
3
35
78
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
ROUND
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
OUT
1
4
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
4
34
2
4
4
4
3
4
5
3
4
5
36
3
4
5
5
2
4
5
5
4
4
38
4
4
5
5
3
5
4
2
5
10
43
Par
4
5
4
3
4
4
3
4
5
36
m
403
520
411
195
449
388
206
450
545
3567
ROUND
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
IN
TOTAL
1
4
4
3
3
5
4
3
4
4
34
68
2
4
3
2
4
5
4
3
4
5
34
70
3
6
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
5
38
76
4
4
3
4
4
5
4
4
4
3
35
78
Par
5
4
3
4
5
4
3
4
4
36
72
m
500
419
200
406
550
431
193
437
459
3595
7162
Stats
ROUND 1
ROUND 2
ROUND 3
ROUND 4
TOTAL
RANK
Eagles
0
0
0
0
0
11
Birdies
4
4
2
4
14
12
Pars
14
12
11
8
45
13
Bogeys
0
2
4
5
11
12
Double Bogeys/+
0
0
1
1
2
9
Other
0
0
0
0
0
Putts per round
25
27
26
31
27
22
Putts per GIR
1.64
1.77
1.86
1.92
1.79
12
Greens in regulation
61.11 %
72.22 %
38.89 %
66.67 %
59.72 %
20
Sand Saves
0/0
1/1
0/0
0/1
1/2

Born: 1 August 1990.

Turned pro: 2011.

Special interests: Football.

Career highlights: Winner of the 2009 French Amateur Championship and 2010 French International Amateur Championship. A member of the victorious French team in the 2010 Eisenhower Trophy World Team Championship.

2014 highlights: Won his first two European Tour titles with the Volvo China Open and the Portugal Masters.

2014 Majors: The Masters – Did not play. The US Open – Did not play. The Open – Did not play. The PGA Championship – T30th.

NGC record: Debut.


Story

​This has been a breakthrough year in every respect for Levy.

With his two European Tour victories in the Volvo China Open and the Portugal Masters, Levy became the first Frenchman in the Tour’s history to record multiple victories in the same season.

And doing so at the age of 24 years and 72 days meant he also became the youngest Frenchman to record multiple European Tour victories, overtaking the previous record held by countryman Gregory Bourdy.

It’s been a meteoric rise for a golfer who began playing the game at the age of three and had a glittering amateur career.

Born in California but moving back to France in 1994, Levy won the 2009 French Amateur Championship, the 2010 French International Amateur Championship, and formed part of the French team to win the 2010 Eisenhower Trophy World Team Championship.

He turned professional in 2011 and spent the next two years campaigning on the European Challenge Tour.

At the end of 2012 he earned his playing privileges on the European Tour at Qualifying School.

His rookie season was highlighted by finishes of tied 10th in the Lyoness Open, third in the BMW International Open, and tied 10th in the M2M Russian Open.

And then came a watershed 2014 season. His second round 62, a course record at the Genzon Golf Club, was the highlight of his maiden victory in the Volvo China Open.

In October, he shot incredible rounds of 63 and 61 to win the rain-shortened Portugal Masters for his second title and an impressive start to his professional career that has surprised even him.

“It feels very special. If at the start of the year you had said I would win two tournaments I would say ‘never!’ to you,” he said.

Now Levy can start to dream about a place on the European Ryder Cup team when the 2018 showpiece is held in France.

And with Victor Dubuisson, and now Levy, rising through the ranks as part of a French revival in the game, there are hopes that this may lead to a Major championship for the country in the near future. Only one Frenchman, Arnaud Massy, has been able to win a Major when he triumphed in the Open Championship in 1907.

“We have some great players in France, both young and old and we all have a great relationship,” said Levy.

“There have been some great wins for Victor, Julien Quesne, Greg Bourdy and Raphael Jacquelin over the past couple of years.

“What Victor has done over the past few months has been amazing and it has really had an effect on all the French players so hopefully I can try to emulate that. It’s great for French golf and great with the Ryder Cup coming to France in 2018. I think we all want to do well for the Ryder Cup.”