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Matthieu Pavon screams in celebration after hitting the profitable putt on the 2024 Farmers Insurance coverage Open.

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Historical past was made on Saturday at Torrey Pines’ South Course when Matthieu Pavon grew to become the primary French professional to win a PGA Tour occasion with his triumph on the Farmers Insurance coverage Open.

France doesn’t have an illustrious golf historical past in comparison with its European neighbors. When most golf followers take into consideration French golf, it’s a nasty reminiscence that pops up: Jean van de Velde’s historic collapse on the 72nd gap on the 1999 Open Championship.

Matthieu Pavon talks with his caddie over a crucial shot at the 2024 Farmers Insurance Open

‘It’s my name’: Farmers winner shunned caddie’s recommendation in decisive second


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So if you end up among the many French natives who do love golf, Pavon’s victory was a really massive deal. If you’re French golf announcer, then it was an ever greater deal.

That a lot is made plain if solely you hearken to Adrien Toubiana’s epic name of Pavon’s profitable putt in French for Canal Plus Golf, which the PGA Tour shared on X after the dramatic ending to the Farmers.

The exuberant name was way more paying homage to an announcer calling a aim in professional soccer than what you sometimes discover on golf TV within the U.S.

You possibly can learn his name in full beneath, because of a translation supplied by the Tour. And no, the exclamation factors aren’t extreme when in comparison with Toubiana’s shear pleasure.

TOUBIANA: Sure! Matthieu Pavon turns into the primary French participant to win a match on the PGA Tour! Fabulous! Who would have thought for his third match as a member of the PGA Tour he writes the historical past of male French golf.

You’re a champion, Matthieu! You have got an infinite coronary heart! You might be merely an incredible one!

The heart. The psychological toughness of Matthieu Pavon to make his final birdie once we thought he is likely to be combating for par and perhaps go to a playoff at finest. And no. With expertise, together with his coronary heart, he will get this win.

Apparently, after his win Pavon used the identical “guts” terminology to explain his choice to disregard his caddie’s recommendation and go for the inexperienced on the par-5 18th in three, a essential selection that arrange his profitable birdie putt.

To study extra about Pavon, learn Jessica Marksbury’s roundup of the eight finest quotes from his entertaining winner’s press convention on the Farmers.

In fact, Pavon’s win was solely historic for the boys’s sport. On the ladies’s facet, Celine Boutier has been making historical past for France frequently. Up to now she has 4 LPGA victories, and final 12 months she captured her first main on the Evian Championship in France.

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