VERSAILLES, France – Miguel Angel Jimenez of Spain won the French Open on the first hole of a playoff against countryman Alejandro Canizares and Francesco Molinari of Italy.
The trio finished the fourth round at Le Golf National in Versailles at 11-under 273 Sunday. Jimenez shot a 67 and his two rivals had 68s.
Jimenez had a par on the playoff at No. 18, while Canizares twice hit his ball into the water and Molinari found a fairway bunker with his tee shot and the sand again with his third shot, an approach to the green.
Jimenez earned $613,000 for the victory, moving into the top nine of the qualifying list to automatically make Europe’s Ryder Cup team.