Martin Kaymer won the French Open a decade ago

Martin Kaymer gained the French Open a decade in the past

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When to observe

Sky Sports activities Golfing, 11.30am Sunday

Easiest bets

Martin Kaymer to win the French Open
1pt each-way 33-1 guess365, Betfred

Victor Perez to win threeball
1pt 9-5 Betfred

Tale up to now

Nicolas Colsaerts used to be a 100-1 likelihood ante-post for the French Open, however the Belgian has cast a three-shot lead via 54 holes and is odds-on for victory going into the general around.

Colsaerts, 114th within the Race to Dubai and fighting to retain his enjoying rights for subsequent season, has no longer gained at the Ecu Excursion since Might, 2012, and he has gained just one main-tour strokeplay match.

Rounds of 67, 66 and 67 have put him in price at Le Golfing Nationwide, despite the fact that, and the previous Ryder Cup superstar is not any larger than 5-6 for victory.

George Coetzee, who hasn’t ever gained a Ecu Excursion match out of doors of Africa, is by myself in 2d position, with Kurt Kitayama and Jamie Donaldson an additional shot at the back of in 3rd.

Ante-post favorite, Alex Noren, is tied for 54th position, 15 pictures at the back of, whilst Erik van Rooyen overlooked the reduce.

Leaderboard
-13 Nicolas Colsaerts
-10 George Coetzee
-Nine Kurt Kitayama, Jamie Donaldson
-Eight Richie Ramsay, JB Hansen, Gavin Moynihan
-7 Benjamin Hebert, Martin Kaymer, Brandon Stone
-6 Sam Horsfield, Victor Perez

Easiest costs
5-6 N Colsaerts, 9-2 G Coetzee, Nine Okay Kitayama, 14 J Donaldson, 20 R Ramsay, 25 JB Hansen, 33 M Kaymer, 40 G Moynihan, 50 B Hebert, 66 V Perez, S Horsfield, B Stone, 200 bar

Ultimate-round preview

Heavy rain is forecast for the general around of the French Open and it would grow to be a battle of attrition. Nicolas Colsaerts has made Le Golfing Nationwide glance more uncomplicated than same old over the primary 3 days, however the unsightly Sunday prerequisites may make it an actual slog for the name hopefuls.

The facility of Colsaerts will likely be useful on soggy terrain and 5-6 is arguably a good worth, however he has no longer gained for greater than seven years and a extra bold guess on Martin Kaymer at 33-1 if beneficial.

Kaymer is on a drought of his personal – the 2014 US Open his newest style of glory – however from six pictures at the back of going into the general around there is probably not a lot pressure in his shoulders. The German, a twin Primary champion who has additionally triumphed at Sawgrass in deficient climate, will relish the trouble of this Paris Sunday and may grind his solution to a aggressive clubhouse goal.

If Colsaerts wobbles, the likes of Kaymer, Jamie Donaldson and Victor Perez might be ready to take merit. George Coetzee and Kurt Kitayama would possibly end up too unfastened off the tee to justify bookmakers’ religion that they’re going to be the duo to put down essentially the most severe problem to Colsaerts.

Kaymer used to be French Open champion in 2009, beating Lee Westwood in a playoff, and the 11-time Ecu Excursion champion possesses the mettle to take care of the notoriously daunting ultimate stretch at Le Golfing Nationwide.

Ultimate-round threeball punters are pointed against Perez, who has a rock-solid long-game and will triumph over Sam Horsfield and Benjamin Hebert within the 10.20am (UK and Eire time) contest.

The general threeball of Colsaerts, Coetzee and Donaldson is scheduled to tee off at 10.50am.


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FIRST PUBLISHED 6:18PM, OCT 19 2019



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