Flavio Michetti was invited to play in the Italian Open an hour before registration closed. He accepted: what he does not know is that he is facing a high-value competition at 18, which at the end of the third round will be around 30 points.
And as he revealed in the interview, he had a chance to shoot with the returning European Tour star the day he moved in at the Marco Simons Golf and Country Club. From Ascoli Piceno, he was part of the European team that won the Jacques Leglitz Cup 2021, which connects Europe with Great Britain and Ireland, and took success in the Castelconterbia Cup the same year.
Flavio Michetti, statements
“There was a time when I played well. I trained a lot and I had full confidence in my game, I really believed in it from the beginning and I was able to play how I know.”
“I didn’t take the field test, but I’m a partner here, I’m registered here, I know the field very well. I struggled a bit in the beginning, but I got away from it ” “Today’s shot (editor’s note yesterday) Aaron Rye played very well: he was strong on the tee shot and iron. He did very well, he is a complete player.
I am very happy to play with him today, it was an honor for me. “It wasn’t easy from the start, but my caddy and I focused right away and managed to get a good score.” “Next week I’ll play the first qualifier for the DP World Tour in Borgogno and then we’ll see how it goes.
If I can get through, I will go to Spain and give it my all. “I have friends, I have a girlfriend, I enjoy myself, but sports, which I have been doing since childhood, require a lot of sacrifices.
So that’s my goal” “I had a few universities that asked me to go to America, but I chose to stay here in Italy with my family and become a professional, maybe in the next few years after qualifying.”
“My father used to watch it on TV when I was a kid, and then I started watching it with him. I was obsessed with watching Tiger Woods, and a few days after I started watching him I went to the golf course and started my practice.
“Until yesterday I was watching it on TV and now to be able to play the game is also an honor.”