Matthieu Pavon still looking for first success


After 2017 – his first season on the European Tour – where he offered himself a solid 13th here in Dubai and 2020, 54th having benefited as 1st reserve from the package of Romain Langasque, positive for Covid, Matthieu Pavon sets off this Thursday for its 3rd final.

A desired outcome that finally came true despite a complicated start to the year. “I had the Covid in January, recalls the Bordelais. This prevented me from taking the start in Abu Dhabi and then in Dubai at the Desert Classic.

Two Rolex Series. When you only have two or even three left with the final on the program afterwards, it hurts a bit. I was also a dad in 2022. In short, there have been a lot of changes in my life. I am therefore even happier to be part of the final this week…”.

Expected at 9:55 a.m. local (6:55 a.m. in France), the Frenchman admits to feeling comfortable on the Earth Course of the Jumeirah Golf Estates. A par 72 of 7,017 meters that he knows well. And for good reason. “I often train here in January when I do my preparation courses,” he confirms.

It’s a familiar journey. The interview is a little different, especially in its preparation compared to what we can meet in January. He is quite demanding on iron shots. The greens are going to be very grainy, with long putting opportunities that will be difficult to manage.

It’s a course that may seem a bit open, a bit simple, but there are a lot of little things that you have to manage when you get closer to the hole” The goal is to win the tournament. I play golf well, I progress in all areas of my game.

No matter the field of players, no matter how difficult the course, I always play tournaments with the idea of ​​winning it.
37th in the ranking with only 67 points behind the 30th qualifying place for The Open 2023 at Royal Liverpool (occupied for the moment by Antoine Rozner), Matthieu Pavon has not set this goal as his primary objective.

Matthieu Pavon, statements

“Of course I would like to be there but to say that…

Source : tennisworldusa

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