Alexander Levy was very close to the top 116 in the Race to Dubai before the final tournament of the regular season in Qatar. Unfortunately for him, the Varois missed the Qatar Masters cut by two points. The five-time winner on the DP World Tour nevertheless gave everything on Saturday morning to finish his second round, after two first days disrupted by the weather.
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The 33-year-old from Var signed four flawless birdies on Saturday morning on his last nine holes. Insufficient to make the cut, but enough to regain confidence before trying to win back your card from PQ3.
"I gave everything today. It wasn't far from going my way, but that's life. Golf can go very quickly in one direction or the other. If I do what I did on the last nine holes, good things will happen. I know that I will be able to play tournaments at the start of the season, I will have to be ready".
David Ravetto, Joël Stalter and Robin Sciot-Siegrist also lose their DP World Tour card. Mike Lorenzo-Vera (111th) and Jeong weon Ko (113th) can still hope to narrowly escape. The two men did not make the cut and they will therefore have to wait for the final result to know if they remain in the top 116 on Sunday evening.
Qatar is an emirate in the Middle East and is located on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf. The country largely consists of a peninsula that borders Saudi Arabia to the south. The Kingdom of Bahrain lies off the coast in the northwest.
The national territory also includes some islands. The country stretches around 180 kilometers from south to north and 80 kilometers from west to east. The entire national territory is a desert with no year-round water and almost no vegetation.
Around 80% of Qatar's population lives in the capital Doha and the surrounding suburbs. Qatar has the second highest proportion of immigrants in the world. Of the approximately 2.7 million inhabitants, only around 10% are Qatari citizens.
The vast majority of the population are migrant workers without permanent residence permits; Qatar has the highest rate of migrant workers in the world. Due to the majority of South and Southeast Asian origins of these workers, South Asians alone make up over half of all Qatari residents.
Because the workforce is largely male, Qatar also has the highest proportion of men in the country's population in the world. Qatar gained full independence from the United Kingdom in 1971. Since then it has been ruled as an absolute monarchy.
The state religion is Islam and Sharia law is considered a main source of legislation. The human rights situation in the country is considered critical; low-wage migrants in particular are often treated inhumanely and are sometimes in modern slavery.
The Qatari government has also been criticized in recent decades for its support of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamic groups, as well as terrorist organizations such as Hamas. This led to the Qatar crisis of 2017 to 2021, during which Qatar was boycotted by some countries in the Arab world.