Flavio Michetti: "It started with Tiger Woods"

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Flavio Michetti: "It started with Tiger Woods"

Flavio Michetti was notified of the invitation to play the Italian Open only one hour before registration closed. He accepted: what he did not know is that, at 18, he is experiencing a tournament of great value, in which at the end of the third round he travels around the top 30 of the standings.

And, as he tells in the interview, he also had the opportunity to shoot with one of the protagonists of the European tour, which was back in vogue on the moving day at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club. From Ascoli Piceno, he was part of the European team that won the Jacques Léglise Trophy 2021, a challenge that pits Europe against Great Britain and Ireland, and also took the success in the Castelconturbia Trophy of the same year.

Flavio Michetti, statements

“It was a time when I was playing pretty well. I trained a lot and was confident in my game, in fact from the very beginning I believed in it and was able to play as I know how to do “.

“I didn't take the field test, but I'm a partner here, registered here, I know the field well. I struggled a bit at first, but then I managed to get away with it ". “The one I shot with today (yesterday, Editor's note), Aaron Rai, played really well: he was solid both with the tee shot and with the irons, he putted very well, he is a complete player.

Today I'm very happy to have played with him, it was an honor for me “. "It wasn't easy right from the start, but my caddy and I managed to stay focused right away and get a great score." “Next week I will play the first qualifying step for the DP World Tour in Borgogno and then let's see how it goes.

If I manage to pass, I will go to Spain and give everything there too “. “I have friends, I have a girlfriend, I enjoy myself, but sport requires a lot of sacrifices that I have been making since I was a child.

So that's my goal ”. "I had a few universities that proposed me to go there in America, but I chose with my family to stay here in Italy and go professional, maybe in the next few years after qualifications". “My father, when I was a child, used to watch it on television, and then I started watching it with him.

I got hooked on watching Tiger Woods, and a few days after I started watching him I went to the golf course and started my experience “. "Until the day before yesterday I was watching him on television, and now being able to play a game where he is also really an honor".