25-year-old Italian Guido Migliozzi was struggling to achieve the feat he had just accomplished when he appeared at a press conference on Sunday after winning the 104th French Open in Golf history. National. Not the best this season, he does not imagine leaving with the winner’s trophy and adding his name to the list of the oldest continental open.
Guido tells us about an incredible shot at 18 to seal your victory after a historic last lap?
My shot at 18 is a completely crazy shot. I was aiming for the middle of the green and the trajectory curved more than expected and the ball came to rest very close to the hole.
Golf has some crazy scenarios and today was one of those crazy days. Kind of like golf provides me in return. It was a great day, my girlfriend was there, my coach was there, I was playing great golf. I put a few putts on the way out and then it just came together.
You explained that since your two victories in 2019, the path has been paved with difficulties. The qualification process for the Ryder Cup started 3 weeks ago, do you feel like you are on a new road?
Absolutely this year has been tough for me. I started the year badly and wanted to work differently by training differently. I separated fromAlberto Binagi and I recalled the trainer of my beginnings, Nicholas Bisazza. I was playing better but without results. Wentworth was important for me, I played solid for 4 days. My goal for the end of the season was just to save my card and today I have a trophy in my hands. It’s incredible.
Rasmus made a huge mistake yesterday. He opened the door and I stepped inside.
Was today the best golf game of your life?
Playing -9 at Le Golf National is fabulous, but on the course I wasn’t thinking about the score, I was just trying to tell myself “let’s go get another and then another”. I don’t realize there right away but it was a great day of golf.
Costantino Rocca was the last Italian winner in 1993. You weren’t born, do you know him? Did he inspire you?
I know Costantino. I haven’t seen him play but I’ve seen pictures of him in tournaments. He is an immense player, he wrote the history of Italian golf. He beat Tiger Woods in the Ryder Cup.
Is the Ryder Cup in Rome next year now a goal for you?
Yes absolutely. To have an Italian on the team at the Ryder Cup in Rome is a dream and that’s my main goal. It’s up to me to continue to produce good golf to try to be part of the European.
the Golf National is now the home of Italian golf!
Do you have a thought for Rasmus Højgaard?
I know Rasmus, he’s a player with an incredible strike and a great guy. I played with him recently and he’s one of those guys you watch in awe. I do not know what to say. I played well today and he made a huge mistake yesterday. Rasmus opened the door and I stepped inside.
Did you follow Italy’s victory in the Amateur World Championship here at Le Golf National? Undeniably there are good vibes here for Italians?
OUI bien sur. I think Le Golf National is now the home of Italian golf (laughs). To be world team champions is just incredible and then for me to win a DP World Tour tournament here on this course that I love, that makes me terribly happy.
Proposed by François Scimeca to the Golf National
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