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Alex Levy, winning again in 2022

A preparation thwarted by the Covid

The start of 2022 did not start well for him. As he was about to be given a third dose of the vaccine, Alexander Levy has indeed contracted the Covid. For the second time. “ January 3 to be exacthe breathes softly. I was sick for four days. Saturday (January 15), I did four hours of practice and I was still a little tired on the way out. In terms of symptoms, it’s just a bad cold. On the other hand, I lost at least four kilos. »

A setback for the Varois who had nevertheless taken advantage of these two months of break (he has not played in competition since November 12 and a missed cut at the AVIV Dubai Championship) to work twice as hard on the physical level. ” With Fabien Lefaucheuxmy physical trainer, we did what was necessarycontinues Alex Levy. I was quite happy with the result, I had gained three kilos of muscle but unfortunately, with the Covid, I lost everything. »

Putting and no designated caddy

Aware that putting has often played tricks on him at the highest level, especially in mid-August at the Cazoo Classic where he finished second as victory beckoned him, the Frenchman focused on this area of ​​play during the break. ” I worked a lot, even indoors, he confirms. And I’m pretty happy with the result. As such, I can’t wait for the season to start. This will, however, be done without a designated caddy. Like last year. ” I will be surrounded by a few friends. But no designated caddy, no. I prefer to do this alone, with my friends… »

2021, the resurrection after two dark seasons

One thing is certain, he wants to capitalize on a 2021 financial year that he himself judges ” excellent. » 27 tournaments played, 18 cuts cleared with, as we said above, a second place at the Cazoo Classic on August 15 but also a top 10 at the Dubai Desert Classic (9th on January 31) or even a 12th place at theSpanish Open October 10. Much stronger results than those recorded between 2019 and 2020, finishing in 125th and 131st place respectively in the Race.

In 2021, I signed my best score average since I turned pro (70.40), rejoices the one who took the 58th final place in the Race. What I have just realized gives me confidence for the future. It’s up to me to confirm. This 2nd place at the Cazoo Classic allowed me to feel the adrenaline, the pressure of winning on a Sunday… The following week, in Crans-sur-Sierre (Omega European Masters), I’m in the last games four moves behind the leaders. In Italy, same thing. I played very well for a while. Too bad the putter let me down a bit in hot moments. But I don’t regret anything. »

Alain Alberti, the providential man

They started collaborating again in September 2020. Discreetly, at first. Before reaping the fruits of in-depth work in 2021. “ my return with Alain Alberti did me a lot of good in the headhe admits today. He’s like my second dad. It helps me deal with a lot of things. He knows me by heart. He will not be with me in Abu Dhabi. He will be with Pauline (Roussin Bouchard) on the LPGA. I don’t need him anymore (laughs). See you on my weeks off. We both talk a lot. I can tell him everything. Whether private or professional. He has to be aware of everything so that we can move forward as we see fit. »

Lucid, Alexander Levy does not forget to mention his former foreign coaches, the Briton Pete Cowen or the Canadian Sean Foley, which allowed him to move forward. Despite overall mixed results. ” Thanks to them, I know myself a little better still. It also allowed me to realize what was good for me. I arrive today with greater maturity. I know myself perfectly. »

Abu Dhabi, power 10

Arrived this Sunday, January 16 in the United Arab Emirates, the former world amateur team champion appreciates Abu Dhabi. He will also play his tenth Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. His best result remains for the moment a 7th place acquired in 2018 on theAbu Dhabi Golf Clubwhich gives way for the first time this year to Yas Linksinaugurated in 2010. “Ce will not be a discovery for me since I won a pro-am therehe underlines, mischievously. It is a route that lives up to its name. The wind will be a key element. »

Win again and flirt with the world’s top 50

We understand that 2022 must mark the great return of Alex Levy, currently the 254th player in the world, at the highest level. His last success, let us remember, dates back to April 22, 2018. Hassan II Trophy. ” I want to win againhe asserts. It itches me. At the Cazoo Classic, I had opportunities at the end but it didn’t turn out the way I wanted. There, I really feel it. I want to go back to battle. »

A prospect that would allow him de facto to approach a level of excellence that he approached just after his fifth personal victory, in Morocco. Between April 22 and June 3, 2018, the Frenchman thus hung in the world top 50, even occupying 46th place on May 6, 2018. His reference ranking to date (He was also in 49th place the week of February 1, 2015). ” I will go backhe announces without hesitation. This is also one of my goals. Afterwards, as we know, the level increases from year to year. You don’t have to hide it. There are more and more good players. But I think I can get back to that level. I even feel better equipped today, at 31 years old. I feel stronger, more mature… I’m not the same man as when I was 22. »

Seven tournaments until the end of March

Like all the tricolor golfers present from Thursday for the first Rolex Series of the season ($8 million endowment), Alexander Levy has set the first outlines of his 2022 calendar. He will thus play the four tournaments in the Gulf (until February 13) before taking two weeks off. He will leave at the beginning of March in Kenya then twice in South Africa before breaking again, for three weeks this time. ” That’s what I plannedhe concludes. Afterwards, it can go very quickly to golf. We are not safe to go elsewhere… » Like for example entering the field of the WGC-Match Play (March 23-27) or better yet, visit the mythical Augusta National Golf Club At the beginning of April (7-10). But that’s another story !

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