The much-awaited Ryder Cup that’s taking place at the Le Golf National, France saw the players come together as a preparation to pick a team for the big game ahead. Potential Ryder Cup players who are likely to make the European or USA team had an early chance to play showing off their skills.
The French Open competition saw a good number of players turn up and play magically. The following is a breakdown of some of the players who were in the competition.
-Justin Thomas: Being the only American in the field for the French Open season, Thomas proved that he could keep consistent track all week. His recordings of 70, 70, 69 and 71 set an interesting track that most players were not able to keep up to. HIs final shot was a 71 that saw him finish only three strokes behind Alex Noren.
-Marcus Kinhult: Kinhult fought for a place in the French Open Cup by leading with two shots ahead of Chris Wood and Sergio Garcia. Though he started his day on a 2 shot lead, he made an interesting move when on the 18th hole and finished in a tie for fifth.
-Russell Knox: Knox finished just a shot after Noren after going round in a bogey-free of 65. Shooting from the back of the pack to a 6 – under 65, Knox broke the par though it was a great struggle. He produced his best performance last week since 2016 and was able to secure himself a place in the Ryder Cup come September.
-Chris Wood: He finished with a tie from Russel Knox and Suri at the 17th with a bogey. On the final day, he managed to clinch a 6 – round of 65 to make it into the ream.
-Jon Rahm: The competition saw Rahm fight for and clinch the fifth place in the Ryder Cup after finishing just two strokes behind Alex Noren. Rahm closed his success on the third round with 6 birdies in the last 15 holes though he was unable to keep the momentum to the end of the week.
-Sergio Garcia: A 74 in the final round saw Garcia qualify for the Ryder Cup in the 12th position. Sergio was able to maintain an even par in both the first and second rounds by shooting one of the best tournament at 7 under 64 by Saturday.
-Bradley Dredge: Though dredge started off poorly at the 10th his first hole, he saved his life with one shot at the 4 – under 67. This one shot put him in the team ahead of Andy Sullivan and Graeme McDowell from England. Welshman, Dredge boasts of his ability to remain bogey-free even though he had a poor start on 10.
-Tommy Fleetwood: After much defending what had started awfully, Fleetwood was not able to redeem himself from the bogeys at the first two holes that he has made. Even with a double bogey, 6 at the 4th, unfortunately, he did not make it for the cut.
-Tiger Woods: Though Tiger Woods has missed the cut two consecutive times, he might make it this time around. Tiger is expected to make a strong comeback through his massive improvement that has seen him gain seven best strokes. By the 15th hole, he has acquired 14 – under 79.