Jean-Franí§ois Remésy was born on this day in 1964. He won the French Amateur Championship in 1985 and turned professional in 1987.
For much of his career he has struggled to establish himself as a tour golfer, and he has made over a dozen trips to the European Tour Qualifying School. His first professional win came in a small tournament in France in 1991 and he won on the Challenge Tour in 1994, but he didn’t break into the top 100 on the European Tour Order of Merit until 1999. That year he won the Estoril Open on the main tour, and he has continued to progress since then. In 2004 he became the first Frenchman to win the Open de France in 35 years, and in 2005 he retained his title by beating fellow Frenchman Jean van de Velde in a playoff.
He lost his card in 2008 after a poor season and went to qualifying school for the 13th time but was not able to earn his tour card for 2009. His best finish on the European Tour Order of Merit came in 2004 when he finished in 19th with €1,083,360.