50th in the European ranking, the Riviera, who is playing his second final on the Earth Course, admits having nothing to lose this week in the Emirates. And is aiming for a prestigious success in a tournament where seven players from the world’s top 25 are enthroned.
His presence for this DP World Tour Championship 2022 was played last week, in South Africa, at the Nedbank Golf Challenge more precisely. Very long on the wire, rocking on one side or the other of this famous qualifying top 50 for the final, Romain Langasque, 27, 29th in Gary Player’s lair, has won his bet.
His 50th place in the ranking allows him to take part in his 2nd final.
Romain Langasque, statements
“It’s a goal we have at the start of the year,” he admits. I started the season pretty well, at least the first six months.
But I was rather disappointed to have to fight to qualify here. Afterwards, being in Dubai is always pleasant. It’s a pretty special tournament. To be back in this event is a beautiful thing. “Last week was stressful.
I opted for a rather safe strategy because on this Sun City course, you can very quickly make doubles and triples if you get a little excited.
“Last week at the Nedbank Golf Challenge, it was stressful,” he continues.
I opted for a rather safe strategy because on this Sun City course, you can very quickly make doubles and triples if you get a little excited. I was under pressure all week but I did well at the finish. » 40th in 2019 for his debut on the Jumeirah Golf Estates Earth Course, he could have continued the following year if a positive Covid test had forced him to stay in his room at the Atlantis hotel, locked up like a lion in a cage .
Without reporting any symptoms. A peak! “It’s the third time I’ve qualified but it’s only the second time I’ve played in this final,” he smiles. I caught the Covid at the wrong time. It was a bad period but I’m very happy to defend my chances this week…”
I am here to win. I played well last week in South Africa. I know it’s going to be very hard. There are very big players but I have nothing to lose.
Clearly, the former winner of the 2015 British Open amateur does not intend to make up the numbers this week, he who will start in part 2 at 8:45 am
local time (5:45 am in France) with the Scottish David Law. “I’m here to win, warns the Frenchman, 277th in the world rankings. I played well last week in South Africa. I know it’s going to be very hard. There are very big players but I have nothing to lose.
I have everything to gain. I will give it my all. Very sincerely, I claim to win this week”