Paris – World number one Justin Thomas will play in the June
28-July 1 France Open, on the same Albatross course that will host the Ryder
Cup in September, organisers said on Tuesday.
Thomas, 25 dethroned fellow American Dustin Johnson, who had
led the rankings for 64 weeks, after finishing tied for 11th at the Players
Championship on Sunday.
Le Golf National, at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of
Paris, was chosen as the first French venue to host the Ryder Cup.
Up against Thomas will be Spain’s current world number four
Jon Rahm and England’s defending France Open champion Tommy Fleetwood.