Antoine Rozner in tears after Mauritius Open win: "Golf is SO hard!"

DP World Tour pro Antoine Rozner raced clear of the field to claim his third title at the Mauritius Open in sensational style.

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Sun, 18 Dec 2022
Antoine Rozner in tears after Mauritius Open win: "Golf is SO hard!"

Antoine Rozner broke down in tears after he claimed a third title on the DP World Tour in sensational style at the Mauritius Open. 

The Frenchman pulled clear of the field in the middle of his final round and eventually won by five strokes after carding a 67 at Mont Choisy Le Golf in Grand Baie. 

Rozner managed to card three birdies and eagle in the space of five holes as Spain's Alfredo Garcia-Heredia threatened to spoil the party. 

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In the end Rozner finished on 19-under par. Interestingly, this was the same score that he carded in this tournament three years ago before he lost in a playoff. 

Speaking to Sky Sports' Ince Mehmet in the immediate aftermath of victory, Rozner said: 

"It's a tough game. We practise so hard all year long and a win is a win, and I'm so glad I got this done. It's so hard to win, so I'm just so happy.
"I didn't know anything about the scores, I didn't want to have a look. I knew I was in the lead. I knew if I kept playing like this there was going to be no issue at the end but it was so hard."

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This was Rozner's first title since the 2021 Qatar Masters. 

The highlight of his round came at No. 7 when he sunk a 10-foot eagle putt after a delicious approach from the first cut of rough. 

Back-to-back birdies followed at 9 and 10 and the rest was history. The victory for the 29-year-old saw him claim a cheque for €170,000. 

This was the final DP World Tour event of the calendar year. Next up is the Hero Cup, played over 13-15 January. 

Media credit: DP World Tour

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