Guido Migliozzi triumphed on a perfect day

In Holland, Guido Migliozzi triumphed on a perfect day for him.

by Andrea Gussoni
Guido Migliozzi triumphed on a perfect day
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In Holland, Guido Migliozzi triumphed on a perfect day for him. He wins the KLM Open, celebrates his fourth success on the DP World Tour, qualifies for The Open, returns to being the best Italian in the world ranking and flies to 8th place in the Race to Dubai.

In Amsterdam, the Vicenza native with a score of 273 (68 69 66 70, -11) strokes, overtook the English Joe Dean (70 66 69 68) and the Swede Marcus Kinhult (68 68) with a birdie on the second play-off hole. 69 68). After qualifying for the Paris Games, on Olympic day the 27-year-old from Veneto ended a super week in glory.

Guido Migliozzi, results

“I'm so happy, it's a crazy feeling. It's great to be here celebrating. I want to thank my family, my staff and all the people close to me”, his joy at the end of the race. Migliozzi but not only.

Because there are four blues in the Top 10 in the Netherlands. Andrea Pavan, with a comeback in the final round, ranked 4th with 274 (68 70 71 65, -10) ahead of Matteo Manassero, 7th with 276 (64 71 69 72, -8), and Filippo Celli , 10/o with 277 (67 69 72 69, -7).

Celebrate the President of Federgolf, Franco Chimenti. “It's a victory worth remembering, which closes a magical week for Migliozzi. First the qualification for the Paris Olympics, then the triumph in the Dutch Open, respectively sixty-nine and seventy years after the exploits of Alfonso Angelini and Ugo Grappasonni.

But all the other Italians also deserve applause, from Pavan to Manassero up to Celli. For years, four Italians have not finished a DP World Tour tournament in the Top 10". According to Chimenti, "there could not have been better news in view of the 81st Italian Open in the Emilia-Romagna Region.

I am convinced of this: in Cervia, from June 27th to 30th, our athletes will be able to aim for a great result. On Olympic day, almost a month before the Games started, Migliozzi and Manassero sent a strong, auspicious signal.

Italy's golf is more alive than ever." First Aldo Casera's second place in 1952, then the double scored by Ugo Grappasonni (1954) and Alfonso Angelini (1955). So, 69 years after the last time, an Italian wins again in the Dutch Open.

Event, now in its 105th edition, also won in the past by champions of the discipline such as, among others, the Spanish Severiano Ballesteros (1976, 1980 and 1986) and the German Bernhard Langer (1984, 1992, 2001). Now 3rd in the European Swing of the circuit, the exploit earned Migliozzi 425,000 dollars against a total prize pool of 2,500,000.

This is the second seasonal victory of the Azzurri on the DP World Tour. Before Migliozzi, Manassero made him the Jonsson Workwear Open last March in South Africa. And now the Italian Open. At the Adriatic Golf Club in Cervia the Azzurri can dream of a success which, in the top national tournament, has been missing since 2016 (Francesco Molinari). And with Migliozzi and Manassero, in view of the Paris Olympics, Italy can hope well.

Guido Migliozzi