The European Tour takes a trip down memory lane this week, as it heads to Le Golf National for the Open de France. Last year at the Ryder Cup, Le Golf National proved to be one of the toughest courses on the European circuit (just ask Phil Micklson). It's a course that requires a lot of thought and accuracy, make a mistake and you'll pay for it.
If the field wants to do well this week it's going to require top ball striking ability, something that Alex Noren did so well to win the tournament last year.
It's a shame to see the field this week lacks the talent that has been involved in the past, with Tommy Fleetwood winning this event in 2017 but he will be playing on the PGA Tour this week in the CJ Cup. In fact, no player inside the top 50 in the world will be competing in the Open de France, but there are some players who GolfMagic expects to thrive this week.
Wednesday: On the Range – Sky Sports Golf & Main Event, 3pm
Thursday: Sky Sports Golf & Main Event, 11am, Golf & Main Event, 2.30pm
Friday: Sky Sports Golf, 11am, Golf & Main Event, 2.30pm
Saturday: Sky Sports Golf, 11am, Main Event, 3pm
Sunday: Sky Sports Golf, 11.30am
GolfMagic Betting Guide
Joost Luiten - 16/1
One of the best ball strikers on the European Tour right now and we believe this week could well belong to Joost Luiten, especially with some of the bigger names not taking part. His greens-in-regulation rankings since his decent performance at the Open read 7th, 17th, 1st, 4th, 1st, and 11th at the Italian Open last week.
He's made six cuts in seven at Le Golf National with his best finish being 9th, but without some of the top names playing this week, Luiten now finds himself as one of the best players in the field and with his ball striking ability, he could be tough to beat.
Matthias Schwab - 16/1
This young man has burst onto the scene and looks certain to win on the European Tour very soon. He came close at the Porsche European Open but lost by one shot to Paul Casey, a Tour veteran.
The Austrian has had seven top 10's in 2019 and we believe the course is set up perfectly for his strategic play. Le Golf National could well be the place that Schwab gets his maiden victory on the European Tour.
Romain Langasque - 45/1
No form to scream about for Romain Langasque but similar to Schwab and on home soil, with odds of 45/1, the Frenchman could be worth an each way bet.
In 2017, Langasque shot an impressive round of 65, showing he has what it takes on his day to perform at Le Golf National, although he struggled last year but he was having some problems on the Challenge Tour. Once he found his form again, Langasque won the Open de Provence, so this year he is in a much better position and GolfMagic fancies the 24-year-old to break the top 10 this week.