David Puig: "Olympic Games, it is a dream"

"Being in the Olympics is a dream come true for almost every athlete. Certainly, it's one of my dreams," Puig stated in an interview with the digital platform Peacock in the USA

by Andrea Gussoni
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David Puig: "Olympic Games, it is a dream"
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With Jon Rahm sidelined due to injury, the Spanish delegation saw a strong performance on Friday at the US Open, the third major of the season, led by David Puig with a superb -2 score (five birdies and three bogeys). This performance allowed him to bounce back from his +6 on Thursday and make the cut with a total of +4.

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Puig's achievement not only secures his place in the weekend rounds of this major but also confirms his spot in the Olympic Games representing Spain alongside Rahm. In this US Open, Puig needed to surpass his compatriot Jorge Campillo's performance to qualify for the Paris Games.

"Being in the Olympics is a dream come true for almost every athlete. Certainly, it's one of my dreams," Puig stated in an interview with the digital platform Peacock in the USA. The 22-year-old Catalan golfer, who is part of the LIV Golf, added that he will strive to "bring a gold medal to Spain." Reflecting on his impressive turnaround on Friday after a challenging first round, Puig expressed pride in his performance and credited a productive training session with his coach.

"I'm very proud," Puig remarked. "It was a tough day yesterday, but I had a good training session after the round with my coach. I found something I've been working on in recent weeks, and it worked really well today." David Puig is a professional golfer from Catalonia, Spain, known for his burgeoning career in the sport.

Here are some key details about him: Age and Background: David Puig is a young golfer, currently 22 years old, hailing from Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain known for its rich golfing culture. Career Highlights: Puig has been making strides in his professional career, particularly notable for his performance at the US Open where he demonstrated resilience and skill to make the cut.

Affiliations: He is associated with LIV Golf, a prominent platform in professional golf that features innovative formats and high-profile events. Olympic Aspirations: Puig has expressed his ambition to represent Spain in the Olympic Games, viewing it as a significant milestone and a dream realized in his sporting career.

David Puig's journey in golf continues to evolve, marked by promising performances and a determination to achieve further success on both national and international stages.

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