Hartlepool golfer Graeme Storm collects biggest payday of year at French Open

Graeme Storm finished 11th in the French Open.
Graeme Storm finished 11th in the French Open.
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GRAEME Storm may have collected his biggest payday of 2011 – but he will be disappointed not to be leaving Paris today with a few more Euros in his pocket.

In football and many other sports, success is based on points tables.

But in golf, you are judged on how much you earn – that is how the tables are measured in this game.

A prize of 50,250 euros – £45,420 in “our” money – for finishing in equal 11th at the French Open is not a figure to be sniffed at.

But, after finishing seven strokes behind champion Thomas Levet, Storm may be a little miffed not to have been challenging for the 500,000 euro cheque the Frenchman lifted last night.

Read more in today’s Mail.