BRETT RUMFORD is hoping to secure a place in the 2013 British Open when the European Tour plays the Alstom Open de France (French Open) this week in Paris.
Rumford has had a pretty good year on the tour with back to back wins earlier in the year.
That has put him in fifth place on the tour’s Road to Dubai money list and a better than average chance of playing at Muirfield in a couple of weeks.
The top five golfers on the list not already exempt get an Open start and with the four in front of the Australian already in the field you’d have to think he is a certainty.
Rumford hasn’t had a very good record at Le Golf National course and has missed five of his last six starts.
Lets home he – and the other Australians taking part including Marcus Fraser, Andrew Dodt and Richard Green – have a good weekend.
The French Open is steeped in history. First played in 1906 it is the oldest national open played on the continent.
This top ranked golfers taking part this week are Matt Kuchar, Luke Donald, Graeme McDowell and Ian Poulter. Germany’s 32 year old Marcel Siem is the defending champion.
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Coverage on Fox Sports.
1st Round: Thursday, 10.30 pm – 2.30am. 2nd Round: Friday, 10.30 pm – 2.30am. 3rd Round: Saturday, 10.30 pm – 2.00am. Final Round: Sunday, 10.30 pm – 2.00am.
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