Guido Migliozzi Player Profile And What's In The Bag
GUIDO Migliozzi won the Open de France at Le Golf National thanks to a sensational final round of 62, which was good enough to pip Rasmus Hojgaard by a single shot.
Hojgaard, who led by six shots after 36 holes, will be left to rue a ruinous quintuple bogey eight in the third round that effectively cost the 21 year-old Dane his fourth DP World Tour title title.
For Migliozzi, the victory could not have come at a better time. The Italian has endured a miserable season, missing nine cuts in 2022 before starting to turn his game around in August at the ISPS Handa World Invitational, where he finished in a tie for 18th. He clearly found something, finishing no worse than 38th in a run of five events before arriving in France.
The Italian overturned a five-stroke deficit during a thrilling final round at Le Golf National, firing nine birdies to register a third DP World Tour title and first since 2019.
Migliozzi was one of only two players on the final day to birdie the par-four last, with that incredible finish seeing him end the week on 16 under and a shot clear of closest challenger Hojgaard.
“It was one of those days that I love to play golf. I love to battle on the golf course and today I received something back from golf. It was a beautiful day of golf,” said the Italian.
“I was trying to be more comfortable on the course and at the start of the weekend I was 13 shots back but yesterday Rasmus missed the second hole and it almost opened the door again and I just kept playing great.”
On that approach to 18 he added: "The shot was something incredible. I went for it and it paid off. My caddie was not happy: it was not the real strategy but I felt I could try."
Thomas Pieters, George Coetzee and Paul Barjon finished five strokes back in a share of third ahead of Jamie Donaldson, while England's Jordan Smith ended the week in seventh and last week's Italian Open winner Robert MacIntyre in the group tied-eighth.
Hojgaard started with a one-shot lead and played the par-three second some six shots better than the previous day, rolling in from 55 feet for birdie having made a quintuple-bogey in the third round.
The Dane then chipped in for eagle at the par-five next to briefly go three ahead, a day from bogeying the hole, only to three-putt from inside 10 feet at the eighth and bogey the ninth to find himself level with Coetzee at the turn.
Hojgaard opened his back nine with a birdie to edge back ahead, although Coetzee moved back alongside him on 14 under following a front-nine 34 by rolling in from 20 feet at the par-three 11th.
Migliozzi began on seven under but charged up the leaderboard with five consecutive birdies from the sixth, including one from 35 feet at the seventh, with a run of three more birdies from the 13th briefly jumping him into the solo lead.
Coetzee and Hojgaard both took advantage of the par-five 14th to make it a trip tied at the top, where a brilliant approach from Pieters set up a six-foot eagle to move him within one.
Pieters found water with his approach into the par-four next on his way to a double-bogey, with Coetzee all falling three behind after putting two balls into the hazard and carding a triple-bogey seven, as Hojgaard two-putted for par to remain alongside Migliozzi on 15 under.
Migliozzi followed back-to-back pars over his next two holes with a stunning approach over water into the par-four 18th, resulting in a six-foot birdie to regain the solo lead, which ended up being enough for victory when Hojgaard failed to find a chip-in birdie to extend the contest.
Barjon, Pieters and Coetzee all bogeyed the par-four last to end the week on 11 under, while Donaldson joined Migliozzi in making a closing birdie to card a two-under 69 and move a big step closer to securing his DP World Tour card for next season.
Who is Guido Miglozzi?
Migliozzi was born in Vicenza on January 25, 1997. He turned professional in 2016 and combined his time between the Alps Tour and Challenge Tour in 2017 and 2018. He won three times on the Alps Tour in 2017 and twice in 2018. He gained his DP World Tour card at qualifying school in November 2018 and in March 2019 he won the Kenya Open and in June he added the Belgian Knockout. He was runner-up at the Qatar Masters in 2021 and lost the British Masters to Richard Bland in a playoff. He finished fourth at the US Open in 2021 on his major championship debut and was 14th in 2022.
Migliozzi started the French Open in 100th place in the DP World Tour rankings and 172nd in the world rankings.
He averages 306.17 yards from the tee, finding 45.10% of fairways and 62.57% of greens in regulation. He averages 29.46 putts per round and gets up and down from the sand 55.22% of the time.
What's In Guido Miglozzi's Bag?
Driver: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond 9°
Fairways: Callaway Rogue ST LS 18°
Utility: Callaway Apex Pro 19 20°
Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19, 4-6; Callaway Apex MB 21, 7-PW
Wedges: Callaway JAWS Raw 50°, 54° and 58°.
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #1.
Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X 22.
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