Stroke of luck at home shared with the public

Czech player Filip Mruzek suffered for his eighth D+D Real Czech Masters

by Andrea Gussoni
Stroke of luck at home shared with the public
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Czech player Filip Mruzek suffered for his eighth D+D Real Czech Masters. The current resident of the Challenge Tour started with three bogeys on his first six holes, before appearing at the start of the par 3 of the 16th. Mruzek saw his ball bouncing on the rocks bordering the water obstacle, before finishing his run on the green.

An incredible stroke of luck greeted by the public... and by a salute from the cap of the hero of the moment.

Filip Mruzek, results

Unfortunately, the birdie was not there. Mruzek is 146th after eighteen holes at +4. But the day remains positive after this coup!

Prague is the capital and largest city of Czechia, in Bohemia.

Located in the heart of Central Europe, in the west of the country, the city is built on the banks of the Vltava (in German: Moldau). Historical capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, cradle of the Czech people, Prague reached its peak in the 14th century, under the reign of the King of Bohemia and Germanic Emperor Charles IV, who made it the capital of the Empire.

It was then a cultural and religious center of primary importance, where the beginnings of the Protestant reform were born when Jan Hus preached against the abuses of the Catholic hierarchy and the trade in indulgences. Briefly becoming an imperial and cultural capital again at the turn of the 16th and 17th centuries under the reign of Rudolf II, Prague gradually lost importance until the Czech National Renaissance in the 19th century and then the creation of Czechoslovakia after the First World War, in 1918, of which it became the capital.

In the communist camp during the Cold War, Prague saw the emergence in 1968 of an attempt at political liberalisation, “socialism with a human face”, during the “Prague Spring”. It was crushed in August of the same year by Warsaw Pact troops.

It was then necessary to wait for the Velvet Revolution of 1989 for the city to emerge from its torpor. Economic center of the Czech Republic, Prague has 1,275,406 inhabitants in 20221. Although weakened by half a century of communist rule, the city benefits from an extremely dynamic economy driven by the tertiary sector and tourism, with nearly 7 .6 million visitors in 2017, making it the seventh richest region in the European Union in 2016.

The unemployment rate in 2017 was just 1.7%, the lowest in the whole Union. The disparities with the rest of the country are in fact very significant, the other regions not benefiting from the same economic dynamism.