Full name Grégory Havret
Born 25 November 1976 (age 33)
La Rochelle, France
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 82 kg (180 lb; 12.9 st)
Residence Aix-en-Provence, France
Turned professional 1999
European Tour Wins 3
A couple of weeks back Gregory Havret’s season was coming undone rapidly. With a best finish of tenth at the Madrid Masters, his route to the US Open at Pebble Beach would have to be via sectional qualifying at Walton Heath. Although he held two monster putts at the death, the first to get into a playoff, the second to secure his Major place, Havret could never have imagined the week in store. Playing with Tiger Woods in the final round, the Frenchman held his nerve, only losing out by one shot to Graeme McDowell.
Havret won the French Amateur Championship three years in a row from 1997 to 1999, and in 1999 he won the European Amateur. He turned professional in 1999 and finished 60th on the Order of Merit in 2001, his rookie season on the European Tour, recording a maiden tour victory at the Italian Open. Havret's biggest career victory to date came in the 2007 Barclays Scottish Open at Loch Lomond, where he beat Phil Mickelson in a playoff. In August 2008 Havret recorded a second tournament victory in Scotland at the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles. Havret started the US Open at 391st in the World Golf Rankings and ended it at 104th.
What’s In The Bag 2010 Gregory Havret
Playing with Tiger Woods in the final round at Pebble Beach didn’t phase Havret. He and compatriot Raphael Jacquelin once entered a bullring, complete with 200 Kilo bull, for a game of football during a friend's stag party in Madrid. Havret said after 'It was a little one, but still big enough. 'It got me, but I was not injured. It just pushed me a bit. Now you understand how mad we can be sometimes - it was fun.
Before his US Open final round Havret wrote on his Facebook wall: "merci a tous.. sincerement, je ne sais pas trop a quoi m attendre, ce qui est sur c est que je me donnerai comme jamais jusqu au dernier shot, j espere vs faire vibrer autant que je vibre!! bises" Translated that means, "Thank you everyone. I don't really know what to expect, but what I do know, for sure, is that I'm going to give it everything I've got till the last shot. I hope I'll make this as exciting for you as it is for me." He certainly did that.