- Birthplace: Lamorlaye, France
- Residence: Lamorlaye, France
- Age: 52
- Turned Pro: 1971
Introduced to the game of golf at age seven, by his father, a restaurateur. Not enthusiastic at first, but caught the bug seven years later. Turned professional at age 20 and spent the first four years of his career as a teaching professional in Florida. Helped France pull off a shock in 1990 Alfred Dunhill Cup, beating Mark Calcavecchia as the USA went down. Has suffered from back problems on and off during his professional career, but finally made the big breakthrough in 1996 when he won the BMW International Open in Munich. Four top-10 finishes in 1999 took him into the top-50 in the Volvo Order of Merit for the only time in 15 years to date on The European Tour. Captured a special 2nd Senior Tour title when he won the inaugural Cannes Mougins Masters in 2010, an event that he co-organized. His maiden victory came four months earlier in similarly rainy conditions when he triumphed in the Handa Irish Senior Open presented by Fáilte Ireland.
2009 European Seniors Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 5; top-10 finishes - 0; €14,078 (ranked 60th); best finish T16th, Travis Perkins Senior Masters
2010 European Seniors Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; top-10 finishes - 6; €146,570 (ranked 8th); best finish, win Cannes Mougins Masters & Handa Irish Senior Open.
Recorded five top-10 finishes in 2011 including his joint best performance of the season – T4th – in defense of the Cannes Mougins Masters. His victory at Cannes Mougins the previous year was a special one for the Frenchman, who co-organized the event, and it made up for narrowly missing out on winning his National Open on The European Tour. His maiden victory on the
Senior Tour came four months earlier when in similarly rainy conditions, he triumphed in the Handa Irish Senior Open.
Finished T22nd in the first European Senior event of the year last week at the Mallorca Open Senior.