Anders Hansen takes lead of French Open


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Denmark's Anders Hansen holds a narrow lead after the first round of the French Open, posting a five-under 66 as Ryder Cup fans got a glimpse of the drama which lies in store in five years' time.

Le Golf National will host the biennial contest in 2018 and its daunting layout saw two of Europe's heroes from the "Miracle at Medinah" fail to trouble the leaders. Luke Donald carded a level-par 71, while Ian Poulter could only get back to two over after an outward half of 40.