Until Sunday, the 104th edition of the Cazoo Open de France is being held at the Golf National in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. 29 tricolors are in the running.
The Covid period is finally in retro for planet golf. Three years later, the French Open is back on the calendar, until Sunday, on the Golf National side. Not organized in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic, the competition is experiencing its 104th edition. It is on the course of the Albatross, route of the 2024 Olympic Games, that 156 players compete in the sensitive but the Stoïber Cup.
“It’s nice to be back at this tournament after three years! The Albatros remains a historic course where everyone is happy to come back, it is in great condition and we are supposed to have good weather, so everything is in place to have a great competition »confide moreover Victor Perez, the French number 1, with the French Golf Federation.
Victor Perez can aim to win at home
Like the Tarbais, the tricolor players want to be ambitious at home. They are 29 to defend the colors of France on the course of the Albatross. Victor Perez does not hide it: he has the level to perform until Sunday. “Overall I feel very good, my game has improved over the year and it’s really improved since the middle of the season in terms of results. I had a win and two podiums, results that allowed me to score a lot of points and move up the standings. »
The French will have to face stiff foreign competition. Thomas Pieters, Ryan Fox, or the very fresh winner of the Italian Open, Robert MacIntyre, are in the game. They will all try to succeed Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts, winner in 2019. Three years already, an eternity in the world of sport. Until Sunday, the Cazoo Open de France can finally celebrate its return to normal life.