Paul McGinley jetted out to Paris yesterday desperate for a confidence boosting performance in the French Open.

Set to tee it up just an hour from Disneyland, he confessed that he’s so frustrated by his inconsistency this season that he’d take a decent performance in just about any event. The Mickey Mouse Open? Absolutely.

Is it going down the tubes? McGinley and Harrington on the slide.McGinley rapped: “I need to get some results on the board, I need to get some consistency and I need to put four rounds together.

“Whatever tournament that is I don’t care. I don’t care if it is the British Open or the Mickey Mouse Open, I just want to get some confidence by putting four good rounds together.

“My game is in good enough shape and if I did get some confidence, I would be off. That’s what I am lacking this year, a little bit of a springboard and some results to push me forward.”

McGinley, 42, spent Monday watching Andy Murray’s late night rollercoaster clash on Wimbledon’s centre court.

But while he can’t wait to get his competitive juices flowing again, he’s got zero momentum and sits 127th in the Race to Dubai money list after his worst start to the season since he turned pro 17 years ago.

Last year he closed with a 65 to finish seventh in Paris but he knows that he needs a similar performance and some straighter driving to get back on the road to success.

In danger of dropping out of the world's top 200, he explained: “The game ebbs and flows and momentum is so important in every sport. The momentum swings in the Murray match at Wimbledon were clear to see and golf is the same.

“I am actually playing quite well and there are no major weaknesses in my game. But I just haven’t put it together for four rounds.

“The foundation of my career has been consistency and this year I have been very inconsistent. That has been my downfall so far. One good day and one bad day doesn’t cut it.

“Why have I been inconsistent? If I knew that I’d fix it. Every week it seems to be a different story and there is nothing that stands out. There is nothing going on that shouldn’t be going on.”

McGinley did admit that some wayward driving is costing him this year but like Padraig Harrington, who is one of ten Irishmen in the field in Paris, he’s convinced that it will come good.

He said: “That’s one of the statistics that is pretty clear. I haven’t driven the ball as straight but I am certainly hitting the ball longer.

“Paris is a course that I play well on even though it is extremely difficult, both mentally and physically. So I'm looking forward to a good week that will give me some confidence.

“Padraig is on a bit of a bad run as well but anyone who has won three majors in the last two years hasn’t got a bad record and he will come back. Everyone knows how good his short game is and his long game these days. It is just a lull and he will come out any week now."