Thongchai Jaidee wins Open de France

Thai star runs away with 100th Open de France at Le Golf National

Andy Roberts's picture
Sun, 3 Jul 2016

thongchai jaidee wins open de france

Thongchai Jaidee has landed his eighth and biggest European Tour title of his career following a commanding victory at the 100th Open de France at Le Golf National. 

Jaidee, 46, carded a closing 68 to finish 11-under and four shots clear of Italy's Francesco Molinari. 

The former paratrooper becomes the oldest winner of the Open de France, and the victory marks his fourth since turning 40.

Rory McIlroy started the final round two shots behind Jaidee but failed to get anything going in the final round with a bogey and a birdie and finished in third on 6-under.

Jaidee plays with a full bag of Titleist equipment.

Leaderboard

-11 Jaidee (Tha)
-7 Molinari (Ita)
-6 McIlroy (NI)

In the bag

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5 degrees; Fujikura Precursor 65X)

3 Wood: Titeist 915F (15 degrees; Fujikura Speeder Evolution II X)

5 Wood: Titleist 915F (18 degrees; Mitsubishi Rayon Kuro Kage XT 80TX)

Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4), Titleist 716 AP2 (5-PW; True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S400 Tour Issue)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 (52-12 F-Grind, 56-08 M-Grind, 60-10 S-Grind; True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT S400 Tour Issue)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Footwear: ECCO