Golf Betting Tips This Week : The French Open
The French Open takes place at it’s usual home, La Golf National, and the course is expected to play at its hardest this week with conditions set to be firm and bouncy. However, that’s music to the ears of short-hitting players who pride themselves on being able to hit their ball in the middle of the fairway with better than average consistency.
We’re backing 6 players this week, 3 of them each-way and 3 to finish in the top-10.
Francesco Molinari 2 points each-way @ 16/1 (Betfred) ¼ odds 1-2-3
Molinari has twice finished runner-up here and, with conditions in his favour, the back-to-form Italian will be relishing this week’s challenge. He’s been performing with great credit in America for most of the season, and boasts 3 top-5 finishes in his last 6 events.
Thongchai Jaidee 1 point each-way @ 33/1 (Betfred, Coral) ¼ odds 1-2-3
Jaidee may be well into his 40’s now but he’s showing no signs of deterioration, in fact he’s arguably getting better. His 2nd placed finish here last year was his best at the course, and after 3 top-11’s in his last 6 events he’s due to challenge for a title.
Soren Kjeldson 1 point each-way @ 40/1 (Betfred, Betvictor, Coral)
The Dane is playing the best golf of his career right now and is another who will just love the extra distance off the tee the condition of the course will provide. He’s had three top-10’s and 3 further top-20’s here – and he looks capable of bettering those performances in his current form.
Richard Green 1 point top-10 @ 11/1 (Stan James)
The Aussie left-hander has finished in the top-10 five times here and, with the conditions perfect for his accurate tee-to-green game and excellent putting touch – 11/1 for a top-10 is insulting.
Hennie Otto 1 point top-10 @ 12/1 (Betfred)
The stocky South African has twice finished 7th here when the course has been playing similar to how it will this week, and his current form of 33/20 is trending towards a good performance this week.
Eduardo De La Riva 1 point top-10 @ 22/1 (Betfred, Betvictor, Stan James)
The Spaniard is one of the shortest yet most accurate drivers on the European Tour, and he really only has a chance of competing when a course is hard and bouncy. He finished 3rd here in 2013, and could outperform his odds this week.