Tommy Fleetwood claims Open de France crown

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Tommy Fleetwood fired a final round 66 to win the Open de France title by one-shot ahead of American Peter Uihlein at Le Golf National.

The Englishman started the day in joint-third position in Paris, but his bogey-free five-under-par round saw him finish on 12-under for the tournament and was enough to pip Uihlein into second place.

Uihlein could have taken the final round into a play-off but failed to chip in from the bunker, leaving Fleetwood to celebrate his third European Tour victory.

The 26-year-old had never made the cut or even broken par at Le Golf National in the past, but he was delighted with his display on Sunday on a course which will host next year’s Ryder Cup.

Fleetwood, who moves to the top of the Race to Dubai rankings courtesy of this win, said: “I didn’t miss-strike a shot at all.

“I played great today. I felt comfy.

“It?s always great to test your game and test what you work on everyday under the ultimate pressure.”

Uihlein’s second place was enough to secure him a place at the Open Championship later this month, while Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Swede Alexander Bjork will also travel to Royal Birkdale for the third major of the year from July 20 after finishing in a share of third at eight under alongside Dane Thorbjorn Olesen.

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