Bernd Wiesberger claimed his third European Tour title, and became the first Austrian to win the Open de France this week, at the future Ryder Cup venue of Le Golf National. Wiesberger was in brilliant form early on Sunday, carding five of his six birdies on the front nine alone, putting early pressure on the overnight leaders. His four consecutive birdies at 4, 5, 6 and 7 saw him quickly climb to the top of the leaderboard in great style.
Martin Kaymer looked like he was going to threaten for the title early on, but he failed to make an impression on his back nine, closing off the week with a double bogey 6. Overnight leader Jaco Van Zyl was unable to make a single birdie on Sunday, which saw him card a disappointing two-over-par, having played fantastically over the first three days. James Morrison finished in solo second place, after matching Wiesberger's bogey free final round, with the Englishman finished the day four-under-par and -10 in total.
Spain's Rafa Cabrera Bello certainly had an interesting Sunday, making 3 birdies, 1 double bogey, 1 triple bogey, 9 pars and 2 eagles on his way to a closing 69. The very mixed bag was good enough to see him finish in fifth place, and book his spot at St Andrews for the Open Championship alongside Jaco Van Zyl and James Morrison.
Sunday was dominated by Wiesberger, and his third victory was certainly well deserved. He has shown some brilliant form lately, and could certainly be a strong candidate for The Open in two weeks time. It was also great to see the 2018 Ryder Cup venue in a little more detail, and it has made me excited about the return in 3 years time, there are plenty of birdie opportunities and some trick holes too.