10.2 C
Dublin
Saturday, July 11, 2020
- Advertisement -

Doc’s Top-5 Best Bets – Open de France

Must read

Dawn of the Planet of the Ape

Love him or loathe him, Bryson DeChambeau has become the biggest story in golf but was it science or a bruised ego that sparked his rapid weight gain?

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits – #1

We've reached top spot in our list of Open Championship greatest hits. At number one, could we possibly have given it to anybody else?!

Empty galleries at the Memorial as time runs out for the Ryder Cup

While the PGA Tour pulled the plug on an army of spectators invading Memorial, our ears remain pricked for Ryder Cup organisers to finally make a decision over the fate of this year's tournament

Open Championship – Top-10 Greatest Hits – #2

In 1998, a little known English amateur named Justin Rose very nearly pulled off one of the greatest shocks the sport has ever seen. Tomorrow we reveal our number one - any guesses for what claims our top spot?

Favourite Watch 

Sad to see how the Open De France has fallen to a lowly European Tour stop devoid of big stars after the high of the 2018 Ryder Cup, but that’s life, that’s golf and that’s business. Alex Noren, the 12/1 favourite, defends this week and is the only player to have top-10 finishes in his last three visits. Erik Van Rooyen and Joost Luiten are next at 18/1 with the bookies but this is a week where anything can happen and often does.

Doc’s Top5 Each Way Bets

Matthew Southgate 45/1
Seems to miss the cut every second week at the moment so we should be good in Paris! Italy aside, Matthew showed good form at the Alfred Dunhill where he was T5 in fairways and T3 in greens hit on his way to a solo second. Paris National has a linksy tone so I expect the Southend man to contend again after a T5 last year.

Marcus Kinhult 28/1 

The Swede was the surprise winner of the British Masters at Hillside in Southport this year and looks to be finding some form of late with top-20 finishes in Switzerland and Italy last week. Was in command here after three rounds last year, but a triple on four and double on 15 Sunday dropped him to a T5 finish. A year older and wiser now, Marcus will be looking for payback.

Jordan Smith 22/1
Traditionally, the winners in Paris are not necessarily the guys who putt the best, but the ones who hit the most greens in regulation. It is incredibly tricky. Nine to 10under par is the average winning score since 2010 and that’s why I like Jordan Smith this week. T24 at Wentworth, T5 in Scotland and 24th in Italy last week were underpinned by excellent greens in regulation stats.  A continuation of that form will reap rewards here.

Matthias Schwab 18/1
Three top-5 finishes in his last six starts and you cannot take your eye off Matthias Schwab.  The most consistent player on Tour at the moment bounced back from a missed Sunday in Scotland to score another T4 in Italy last week. The Austrian is up to 31st in the Race To Dubai and if he keeps pumping in these incredible greens in regulation numbers, he’ll place again.

Juenghun Wang 70/1
After a God-awful season, Wang is finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. A T5 in Scotland and T10 in Italy and suddenly he’s making some real money. Odds are about right given his game is not best suited to this track but confidence is an amazing thing!

Long Odds Glory Shot

Soren Kjeldsen 85/1
Slipped from sixth to T25 on Sunday in Italy last week but lots of positives to be taken from it by the old warrior. This will be Soren’s 20th French Open, he’s only missed three cuts and if things turn into a slog (although the weather suggests otherwise), the wily Dane will thrive in it.  

 

New Gear

Shot Scope unveils V3 performance tracking and GPS watch

The new high-performing unisex V3 watch is sure to fit comfortably on the wrist of any golfer and boasts accurate readings to 30 centimeters

Galvin Green hits the shelves with eye-catching 2020 range

Galvin Green has turned to the ‘Science of Excellence’ for inspiration for its 2020 Part Two clothing range launched this month

Big Max introduces lightest ever push trolley

At just 5.4kg, the TI Lite from trolley experts Big Max is a practical dream for golfers wanting to take the edge off their long walk spoiled

Music to our ears – Bushnell Golf introduces Wingman GPS Speaker

The all-in-one device gives golfers access to their favourite music while still providing them audible distance information on the course

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Moynihan into the weekend but Jimenez the story in Austria

Gavin Moynihan birdied two of his closing three holes to scrape the cut-mark but it's a cigar-puffing, salsa loving Spaniard who's stealing the show in Vienna

Lowry reveals how Harrington broke Ryder Cup news

"I not only want to make the European Ryder Cup team but to be part of a winning European team on US soil at Whistling Straits next September" - Shane Lowry

Covid trio struggle on day one of Workday Charity Open

Nick Watney, Dylan Frittelli and Denny McCarthy could sense that people were on edge as they struggled to get out of the blocks on a strange opening day in Ohio

Lowry and McDowell lay sturdy foundations at Workday Open

Shane Lowry and Graeme McDowell enjoyed impressive opening efforts that should set them in good stead at the PGA Tour's inaugural Workday Charity Open

Moynihan up and running with rock solid 69 in Austria

Gavin Moynihan was pleased to return a three-under par opening after a strong ball-striking performance in tough conditions on day one in Austria