The Fédération Française de Golf has been hard at work turning the Open de France (June 29th-July 2nd, Le Golf National) into a golf betting tour de force, and while that may not be necessarily be reflected in the field, people who bet on golf will be privy to a bunch of guys vying to use this tournament as a stepping stone, such as the ones below.
Chris Wood (+4000)
The English golfer missed the cut in the US Open, which is as good a summary of his performance on American soil this year. He has done better on the other hemisphere, though, tying for 4th place at the Volvo China Open and for 2nd in the Nordea Masters. He had his best finish at the Open de France last year, tying for 11th place in the 100th edition of the tournament.
Lee Westwood (+3500)
Westwood is having a rough year – as rough as Erin Hills, where he finished T55 – but he tends to do well in the Open de France. He was the runner up in 2009 (then known as the Open de France Alstom), tied for 5th place in 2008, and for 11th place in 2016.
Martin Kaymer (+2800)
The German beat Westwood to win the 2009 Open de France. As a matter of fact, Kaymer more often than not finds himself among the top ten golf betting contenders; he tied for 7th place in the 2007 edition, finished T6 in 2010, had a solo 4th place in 2011 and 2015, and tied for 5th at the 100th Open de France. It has been a while since Kaymer won the US Open, but he did have his best finish in the last three years with a T35 this year.
Bernd Wiesberger (+2000)
The Austrian took the title home in 2015, which made him the most successful Austrian golfer on the European Tour. Wiesberger had his best finish of any major tournament with a T16 at the 2017 US Open. He also finished tied for 12th in the Players Championship.
Francesco Molinari (+1400)
The Italian has been the runner-up at the Open de France on three occasions, including last year – as well as 2010 and 2012 – so fans who bet on golf could reasonably expect him to pick up his fifth European Tour win at Le Golf National. Molinari recently tied for 6th in the Players Championship and placed a solo 2nd in the BMW PGA Championship.
Jon Rahm (+1100)
Jon Rahm ‘Rahming’ Rodríguez is not yet ready for the golf betting primetime, as exemplified by his missing the cut at the Memorial Tournament and the US Open, but he has done very well for himself in more low-key events. He won the Farmers Insurance Open, tied for 5th in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, tied for 3rd at the WGC – Mexico Championship, finished 2nd in the WGC – Dell Technologies Match Play, and 4th at the Wells Fargo Championship. He might just be ripe for his first European Tour win.