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2016 Open de France: French stars hoping to taste success on home soil

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 30 giugno 2016

Rory McIlroyRyder Cup hero Victor Dubuisson began the season with a tie for fourth at the Nedbank Golf Challenge and although he is yet to threaten the upper echelons since, he feels his game is coming together, as indicates his ninth place finish last week at the ISPS Handa Global Cup on the Japan Golf Tour. “I didn’t play really well since the beginning of the season but, you know, that’s golf,” said the home favourite. “I feel like I’m playing better now. My driving is really good so then it is just about putting.” The Cannes-born player, who had his best result in his national open last year when he finished in a tie for twelfth, knows patience is the key to success on the Albatros course, the 2018 Ryder Cup venue: “It’s a tough course. Every shot you miss is at least a double-bogey here. It’s a lot of pressure on this course, and you know the scores are not going to be very low. Just focusing on hitting the fairway and greens.” Dubuisson has been paired for the first two rounds with World No. 4 Rory McIlroy from Northern Ireland and Spaniard Rafa Cabrera-Bello, and will begin his challenge at 8:20 am from the first tee on Thursday.Grégory Bourdy also arrives in some form with four consecutive top 20s under his belt, including a tie for 18that the U.S. Open, and the four-time European Tour winner is delighted a strong field has been assembled to boost the appeal of French golf. “It’s quite something the 100th edition. For me it’s one of my favourite tournaments, especially on this course,” he said. “It’s a beautiful course. A few good changes this year so I think it’s going to be a great Victor Dubuissonedition with a big field. Rory (McIlroy) is playing, Danny (Willett), Lee (Westwood). It’s a great field, a big tournament and it’s good for golf in France.” Bourdy will play his first two rounds alongside Englishmen Danny Willett, the Masters champion, and Lee Westwood, from the first tee at 1:20 pm on Thursday.
Mike Lorenzo-Vera knows he faces a big test this week at Le Golf National but he is determined to enjoy himself on home turf at the 100th Open de France. The flamboyant Frenchman made the cut at his home event for the first time in six attempts last year and he did it in some style, securing a top ten finish as Bernd Wiesberger took home the title. He arrives in Paris off the back of a top ten at the BMW International and with his other top ten finish this season coming on another difficult track at the Real Club Valderrama Open de España, Hosted by the Sergio Garcia Foundation, he is used to tough challenges. “I had a really good year last year,” he said. “I finished sixth and I was very happy but normally I miss the cut every time so I’m just going to try to keep those good memories here and try to have fun with the public because they are really nice to me. I’ll try to please them with my game. It tests everything. Your patience, your quality of striking, your driving, your putting, everything is under pressure here so you need to be a complete player to be able to do well here.” The Biarritz-born player will tee off from the 10th tee at 1:50 pm alongside Thai Thongchai Jaidee and England’s Tommy Fleetwood.A total of 26 French players will tee off in the 100th edition of the tournament, which is the oldest national open in Continental Europe and only the seventh in the world to reach this milestone. (photos: Rory McIlroy, Victor Dubuisson)

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Dubuisson boosts home hopes in Paris

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 4 luglio 2015

Victor DUBUISSONVictor Dubuisson continued to delight the locals at Le Golf National by grabbing a share of the halfway lead at the Alstom Open de France. The 25 year old carded a second round 70 to join playing partner and Ryder Cup team-mate Martin Kaymer and Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello on four under par.Cabrera-Bello and Dubuisson had both been part of a four-way tie for the lead once the delayed opening round was completed first thing this morning, and it was the in-form Spaniard who set the morning target as a second round 70 put him in the clubhouse on four under. Dubuisson looked to be taking command of the tournament when he birdied the fifth and holed his approach to the sixth for eagle to reach six under, but in more testing conditions bogeyed the eighth and ninth.Kaymer birdied the latter from 15 feet to turn in 34 and join the leaders, with Dubuisson converting from the back of the 12th green to retake the lead. Two-time Major winner Kaymer converted another chance at the 13th and the pair remained locked together until the German found water with his approach to the 15th and double bogeyed.But Dubuisson failed to get up and down from beside the 17th green and Kaymer birdied the last from 15 feet after the Frenchman narrowly failed to chip in for a gain of his own, to set up an exciting battle over the weekend. “I played very well,” said Dubuisson, whose only previous European Tour victory came in the 2013 Turkish Airlines Open. “On this course, when you start to make one bogey, two bogeys, then you think that it can turn really bad, but I had a great round and I’m very happy about the way I played today. It was really tough out there with the wind this afternoon.”Kaymer missed the cut in his defence of the US Open two weeks ago and on home soil in Munich last time out, and was excited to be involved at the top of the leaderboard once more. “It’s been a few months since I’ve been in one of the last groups of a tournament,” said the 30 year old, who won here in 2009. “Obviously I enjoy that golf course and have had success on that golf course. “The crowds are behind me and Blue dayplaying with Victor the last couple of days was good fun, too. A lot of people were following our group, so I think it’s going to be an exciting weekend.”Cabrera-Bello has finished fourth, 13th, second and 11th in his last four events, but bogeyed the 72nd hole in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open to miss out on a play-off and shot rounds of 74 and 71 after taking the halfway lead in Munich last week. The 31 year old turned in a one under par 34, but bogeyed the fifth before holing a ten foot birdie effort at the next. Another dropped shot followed on the seventh after his decision to chip from the green backfired, but he converted from 20 feet on the next to bounce back once more.The cut came at four over par, but defending champion Graeme McDowell saw his bid for a hat-trick of titles end with a second round 78. (foto: Victor DUBUISSON, Blue day)

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