Rory McIlroy third at French Open as Thongchai Jaidee wins

Thongchai Jaidee
Thongchai Jaidee dropped only one shot in the final two rounds
French Open final leaderboard
-11 T Jaidee (Tha); -7 F Molinari (Ita); -6 R McIlroy (NI); -5 R Cabrero-Bello (Spa); -4 M Kaymer (Ger), B Stone (SA), A Sullivan (Eng)
Selected others:-1 L Westwood (Eng); +3 P Harrington (Ire); +6 L Donald (Eng); +17 V Dubuisson (Fra)
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Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee won the French Open by four shots as Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy failed to challenge in Paris.

Jaidee finished day three two clear of McIlroy and carded a final round of 68 to finish on 11 under.

McIlroy could only card a level-par 71 in his last round.

"The way I've felt out there and to finish third on my own, it's been a decent week in that regard," he told Sky Sports.

"I've got 10 days until the Open starts. I'm going to be working every day to try and get better and will play a bit of links golf to work on the shots I need for Troon as well."

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Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy hit one birdie, one bogey and 16 pars in his final day 71

This will be McIlroy's first Open since winning the Claret Jug in 2014 after a foot injury ruled him out of defending his title at St Andrews last year.

Jaidee, 46, claimed his fourth win since turning 40 and never looked troubled on the final day despite Italy's Francesco Molinari shooting a 66 to finish second.

England's Andy Sullivan looked set to finish in the top three before a bogey on 17 and a triple-bogey seven on the last left him tied for fifth

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