Antoine Rozner earlier than the Race to Dubai closing: “The signal of a profitable season”

Antoine Rozner (29 years outdated, thirtieth within the Race): “Keep centered”

“It is at all times an incredible reward to finish the season right here. It is the signal of a profitable and full season. We’re 50 gamers, it isn’t a lot. Realizing that there are about fifteen who usually are not in the identical class as us as a result of they rating large factors in Majors in order that makes 35 actually common gamers on the European circuit. It signifies that we had a superb season, so glad to be right here. Staying within the high 30 (for direct qualification on the British Open) is an goal however I inform myself that it isn’t an finish in itself. It will be nice, however there’s a good week to do merely with out going into the calculation. Simply making an attempt to have a superb week. That is my third closing, I’ve by no means completed very effectively on this course. Now I believe it will possibly click on shortly, if we handle to achieve confidence on sure face-offs.

“Keep centered, it is an actual problem for me”

There are a couple of that trouble me a bit of right here and if I can negotiate them effectively I can handle to slide in a superb rating. I bear in mind doing -5 to complete right here so simply making an attempt to repeat that. It is not straightforward to handle this format (with out reduce), I bear in mind having a bit of bother with that within the sense that we pay rather less consideration, we are saying to ourselves that we now have 4 laps, that even when we make a bogey we now have time to meet up with it, and so forth. . So you need to keep centered and never inform your self that no matter occurs you’re calm. Staying centered is an actual problem for me. Final week I used to be not in superb golf however for as a lot I used to be fairly severe for 4 rounds and if I can proceed like that, I ought to be high quality. »

Matthieu Pavon (30 years outdated, thirty seventh within the Race): “A format that matches effectively”

“We had a reasonably good season, it relies on everybody’s targets. In my opinion I’m very glad, as a result of I had a moderately sophisticated 12 months, not likely by way of golf however outdoors. I had the Covid on Abu Dhabi and Dubai to start out, two Rolex Collection so when there are solely three-four, it hurts a bit of to overlook two. I additionally had a toddler this 12 months, it has been quite a lot of adjustments in my life and in a private approach I am actually glad to be a part of this closing. It is my third closing, I like this course, I usually practice right here after I are available January to do my preparation programs, it is a course that’s acquainted to me. It’s true that the preparation is completely different from what you could find in January, it’s fairly demanding on iron pictures, with greens that may most likely have quite a lot of grains, and due to this fact alternatives for lengthy putts that can be tough to handle.

“The target of the week is to win the event, why not? »

It is a course that will appear a bit open, a bit easy however quite a lot of little issues to handle once you get nearer to the opening. Unconsciously a reduce at all times places a pseudo stress. These are tournaments the place we all know that we’re going to ship 4 laps so we all know that if we now have a barely worse lap we at all times have an opportunity to catch up the following day and that may be a format that’s effectively suited to all gamers. The target of the week is to win the event, why not? I play golf effectively, I’ve progressed in all areas of the sport, I’ll attempt like each week, whatever the discipline of participant or the issue of the course, to win a title that I would not have but. »

Romain Langasque. (P. Millereau/The Workforce)

Romain Langasque (27 years outdated, fiftieth within the Race): ” I’ve nothing to lose “

“It is a objective we now have at the beginning of the 12 months. Afterwards, I had began the season moderately effectively so I used to be a bit of upset to need to struggle till the top to qualify. Being right here is at all times good, it is a fairly particular event. Final week, I took a really protected technique all week as a result of it is a course the place you’ll be able to shortly do doubles or triples (bogeys) when you get a bit of excited. I used to be “underpressure” all week and I did fairly effectively. I am right here to win very sincerely.

“I will take my likelihood, give it my all and sincerely I wish to attempt to win. »

I keep on a superb week, I do know it is going to be very arduous, that there are large gamers, however I’ve nothing to lose, I’ve every part to achieve, I’m within the final qualifiers, I’ll take my luck, give it my all and sincerely I intend to attempt to win. There are seven of the 25 finest on this planet, we all know that it’s going to play golf and that in quotes they won’t have their foot on the brake. I am not going to be silly, I’ve a technique in place, I will observe it, I might similar to to have the possibility on Sunday to have the ability to win this event. I’ll attempt to be affected person as a result of it’s a course which isn’t very demanding from the tee however which nonetheless requires with the warmth and the extent of play to stay concentrated. And we’ll see what occurs. »


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