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100th Open de France Odds and Picks

  • Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

    By  Tom Wilkinson

    100th Open de France

    Golf Odds: Rory McIlroy is the favorite to win the 100th Open de France which begins on Thursday, June 30th. A solid field is assembled for this event that takes place opposite the WGC Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio. Some of the big names joining McIlroy are Masters Champion Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer, Pablo Larrazábal, Graeme McDowell, Bernd Wiesberger, Lee Westwood, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Cabrera Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan and Chris Wood.

    Let’s look at the event and European Tour golf picks.

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    Open de France Odds

    Rory McIlroy 9-2

    Martin Kaymer 14-1

    Danny Willett 18-1

    Lee Westwood 18-1

    Francesco Molinari 18-1

    Graeme McDowell 20-1

    Matthew Fitzpatrick 25-1

    Bernd Wiesberger 25-1

    Chris Wood 30-1

    Joost Luiten 32-1

    Andy Sullivan 32-1

    Gregory Bourdy 45-1

    Jamie Donaldson 45-1

    Thorbjorn Olesen 45-1

    Luke Donald 45-1

    All of the other players are listed with odds of 50-1 or more or they are part of the field.

    Top Contenders

    Rory McIlroy 9-2

    It has been a while since Rory has event played this event as it was back in 2010 when he finished tied for 4th. McIlroy has had plenty of time to get ready for this event as he missed the cut at the U.S. Open.

    Martin Kaymer 14-1

    If you play golfers based on how well they like a course then you have to take Kaymer this week. He has nine starts at Le Golf National and has a win and three finishes in the top seven.

    Danny Willett 18-1

    It is hard to know what you are going to get with Willett who won the Masters but tied for 37th at the U.S. Open. He did play better last week in Germany but he will have to putt better if he expects to win in France.

    Francesco Molinari 18-1

    Another golfer that likes playing at Le Golf National is Molinari who has finished second twice in this event. He also finished in sixth place last year in this tournament.

    Others to Consider

    You have to give Graeme McDowell a serious look as it has been all or nothing with him at Le Golf National recently. He won in 2013 and 2014 and then missed the cut last year. He has missed the cut five times in his last ten in this event but in the other five he had two wins and three other Top 20 finishes. The defending champion is Bernd Weisberger who played well last week in Germany finishing in a tie for 7th. If you are looking for a local contender then how about Gregory Bourdy who has four straight top 20 finishes.

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    Golf Picks

    I will take McIlroy as my top choice and go with two longshots in Molinari and Bourdy.

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