The Danish Rasmus Hojgaard, after dominating the first two rounds, loses blows - but not the leadership - and reopens the 104th edition of the Open de France. At Guyancourt's Le Golf National (par 71), which hosted the Ryder Cup in 2018, Hojgaard with a partial of 74 (+3) out of a total of 201 (62 65 74, -12), one lap from the end one shot of advantage against the South African George Coetzee, 2 / o with 202 (-11) in front of the Belgian Thomas Pieters and the French Paul Barjon, 3 / i with 203 (-10).
Rasmus Hojgaard, results
In the DP World Tour tournament, which is giving away 3 million euros, Guido Migliozzi makes a comeback. The Vicenza player, with a "moving day" closed in 66 (-5) out of a total of 206 (69 71 66, -7), has moved up from 34th to 9th and is now five strokes away from Hojgaard.
Five birdies for Migliozzi, on the shields. He instead tries colorless for the Apulian Francesco Laporta, only 73 / o with 218 (+5). And now the final rush. Rasmus Hojgaard (who had a seven-stroke advantage over Coetzee at mid-race), 21, from Billund, is chasing his fourth career success on the circuit in France.
The French Open Golf is a men's golf tournament played in France that is part of the PGA European Tour. The inaugural edition took place at La Boulie Golf Club in 1906, making it the oldest in Continental Europe; It is currently one of the most important in that region.
The venue rotated for decades until 1991, when it was established at Le Golf National near Paris with exceptions in 1999 and 2001. In 2004, the French Golf Federation introduced open qualifying rounds for professionals and amateurs at the French Open, similar to those at the US Open and British Open.
The first winner of the Open de France was Frenchman Arnaud Massy, who won the title four times (1906, 1907, 1911 and 1925). Among the prominent winners were Walter Hagen (1920), Henry Cotton (1946 and 1947), Roberto DeVicenzo (1950, 1960 and 1964), Byron Nelson (1955), Peter Oosterhuis (1973 and 1974) and afterwards a whole host of world-class golfers Europe and Overseas.
The four-time winner Severiano Ballesteros and the three-time winner Nick Faldo deserve special mention. Before the 1999 tournament, it was announced that doping controls would be carried out. As a result, 15 golfers canceled their participation at short notice. From the turn of the millennium, the French golf association, the Fédération Française de Golf, made every effort to upgrade this championship.
One of the measures was the waiver of naming a sponsor in the title of the tournament. From 2004 onwards, qualifying competitions based on the Open Championship and the US Open will also be open to amateurs.