After Andres Romero’s 300/1 victory the week beforehand there was a more predictable outcome on the European Tour as 22/1 shot Tommy Fleetwood won the French Open at Le Golf National.
The Paris course will host next year’s Ryder Cup match and we will surely see Sunday’s winner there representing Europe against the USA, as he continues to cement his place among the game’s elite.
Fleetwood, who finished in fourth at the recent US Open at Erin Hills in Wisconsin, gave a masterclass in closing out a tournament – as he put together a final round of 66, taking his birdie chances when they came along and playing sensibly and safe on the tough holes down the stretch, where his challengers came to grief.
The 26-year-old from Southport has been the big mover in the betting for The Open at Royal Birkdale, from 200/1 with Coral in January to a best price of 25/1 with Paddy Power after his victory in France – in from 40/1 a week ago. Fleetwood has missed the cut at his 3 previous Open appearances.