Open de France betting tipsJune 26, 2018 Golf News
Justin Thomas is on a Ryder Cup scouting mission at Le Golf National, but is our tipster backing him this week at the Open de France on the European Tour?
It’s time for another Rolex Series event on the European Tour, and it’s a big one as we head to Le Golf National in Paris for the final time before the Ryder Cup.
As can be expected, the field is strong, headlined by world No.2 Justin Thomas who appears to be on a scouting assignment ahead of the September showdown.
Tommy Fleetwood won here last year on his way to Race to Dubai glory, but who is likely to come out on top this time around? Let’s get straight into this week’s bets…
Open de France betting: Keel’s each-way tips
Andy Sullivan is putting together a really solid season and it’s only a matter of time before this three-time European Tour winner adds to his collection.
In his last five starts, Sullivan has finished outside of the top-10 just once. This consistency is a result of solid play throughout the bag – nothing is really standing out, but likewise, there is no real weakness in his game at the moment.
And that’s probably why Sullivan has such a good record at Le Golf National – a course that tests all aspects of the game. The Englishman has played here five times with form figures of 13-5-6-26-MC.
Clearly he really likes this course, and remember, his 13th place finish last year came off the back of a number of really average results. This time around, all aspects of his game are clicking, and he’s bang in form. He’ll go close, and at 28/1, he’s the best bet of the week.
Ryan Fox pulled off his best major championship finish in his career at the U.S. Open so he’ll be heading to Le Golf National full of confidence.
The huge-hitting Kiwi actually led the field in driving distance at Shinnecock Hills and that’ll give him a big advantage around this layout.
Indeed, his sole appearance here last year yielded a 6th place finish and he has every chance of building on that with his game looking in great shape.
Prior to the 41st place at the U.S. Open, Fox bagged himself a top-10 at the Italian Open – another Rolex Series event.
And to top things off, Fox has plenty of good memories in France. Three years ago he won the Le Vaudreuil Golf Challenge on the Challenge Tour, and he’s yet to finish outside of the top-20 in his last six appearances in the country. At 100/1, he’s a fine each-way bet.
Finally, Julian Suri looks worthy of some loose change at 90/1 with eight places paid.
The American has tried his luck over on the PGA Tour in recent months and by all accounts he performed solidly.
His best effort was an 8th place finish in Houston, and while he has never really got into contention over on the other side of the pond, he’s made the last four cuts fairly comfortably.
It’s an undoubted step up in class going from the European Tour to the PGA Tour, and those efforts in the States would have probably translated to very good finishes at European Tour level.
Suri graduated from the Challenge Tour last year by winning the Made In Denmark on the European Tour to secure his card, and he’s shown plenty enough to suggest he has what it takes to win regularly at this level.
He comes into this week with no course experience, but Le Golf National should suit Suri who is a terrific ball-striker.