Le Golf Nationwide will likely be internet hosting this week’s Open de France and it additionally hosted the 2018 Ryder Cup, the latest version held on European soil.
The Europeans gained that week, 17.5 to 11.5. Many analysts cited the issue of the course and the significance of discovering the green that week, as a motive it suited them strategically over the Individuals who have been higher fitted to a bomb-and-gouge format.
Whereas the course gained’t get the total Ryder Cup setup therapy, it at all times proves to be a check robust for this occasion. The scoring common for this occasion during the last 4 editions is 72.2 (+1.2 RTP).
Some Prefer it Robust
I simply laid out the issue of Le Golf Nationwide lately. We will return even additional although and the image continues to be painted the identical.
Guido Migliozzi gained final 12 months on 16-under and that was thought of an easy-scoring 12 months by the course’s requirements. The median profitable rating during the last 10 editions performed at Le Golf Nationwide is simply 10-under with Pablo Larrazabal (2008), Phillip Golding (2003), and Colin Montgomerie (2000) being the one different golfers since 2000 to crack 15-under or decrease at week’s finish.
Listed here are the highest performers in adjusted strokes gained per spherical when taking part in on robust programs, during the last two years:
Min Woo Lee
We will additionally take a look at efficiency versus baseline to see who exhibits the biggest improve in efficiency in comparison with their typical scores:
Overlap Checklist: Names that present up on each lists embrace Adrian Otaegui, Julien Guerrier, Ewen Ferguson, Simon Forsstrom, and Connor Syme.
Open de Otaegui
The Spaniard has a contact of type in the intervening time. He’s bagged six straight paydays, kicked off with a T-55 end at The Open Championship in late July. The straight shooter is effectively geared up to be taking part in from the fairways at Le Golf Nationwide and that has proved to be the case in latest journeys. Otaegui has completed T-13 or higher in three of his final 4 visits to the course. In case you’re leaning on precision and/or course historical past then Otaegui ought to be a high precedence this week.
Third time the appeal for Connor Syme?
Whereas Otaegui is using a little bit of first rate type, Syme is browsing on a wave of big momentum in the intervening time. Syme arrives with 4 straight top-10 finishes, going T-3, T-4, T-7, T-10 over his final 4 lead-in begins. As you see from the lists above, his profile grades out effectively for harder programs. That’s why I like his possibilities of lastly cracking the code of Le Golf Nationwide, with missed cuts in his earlier two tries (2018, 2022).