Name: Gregory Gaultier
Date of Birth: 23rd December 1982
World Ranking: 1
World Series Ranking: 1
Birthplace: Epinal, France
Residence: Aix En Provence, France
Sponsors: ASB, Manutan
Coach: Adriaens Thomas, Matthieu Benoit, Andre Delhoste
Interests: Music, Cinema
Clubs/Teams: Aix En Provence, Stuttgart, Roma
Biography: Current US Open Champion, Gregory Gaultier is one of the most charismatic characters on the tour.
Known as ‘Asterix’, he became the first French winner of the British Open in 2007 when he defeated compatriot Thierry Lincou in the final. He is also currently the only Frenchman to have won the renowned Tournament of Champions, when he beat Nick Matthew in 2009.
He became just the second French player to reach the rank of World No.1 when he first topped the rankings in November 2009.
His list of honours includes titles triumphs at the British Open, Qatar Classic, Windy City Open, US Open and the Tournament of Champions.
He has finished runner up at the World Championship four times.