The world champion and Deaflympics champion of the deaf golfers played on Sunday thanks to the best performance of the day with 67 strokes on the shared second place in the professional tournament in the lower Saxony Winsen an der Luhe. At the end of the 30-Year-old from Ludwigshafen, had slipped through a Wildcard from the organizer to the tournament, just one stroke behind the winner, Richard McEvoy.
"I’m speechless," said the happy John. "The round, of course, was sensational". The prize money of 150 000 euros, the trained sports and fitness is a businessman but because of his Amateur Status' abandon. "I had to swallow briefly. But I already knew in advance," said John. "But the experience I have had here and the whole atmosphere were just priceless."
"Both of them are Horny!"
John is hearing impaired since birth. Without his two hearing AIDS of the team players of the Golf club St. Leon-Rot almost deaf. "I’ve got about five percent of residual hearing," he explained. On the Golf course he gets the feedback whether it was a good or a bad impact, much more about the feeling in the fingers and hands than over-the-ear.
in 2017, joined John in Samsun, Turkey at the Olympic Games for the deaf, the Deaflympics, and won the gold medal. What is for him the greater the success, the victory at the Deaflympics, or the second place in Winsen, was not able to say at all. "you can’t compare. Both of them are Horny!" Whether he will now switch to the professional, the 30-Year-old, but once open: "This is, of course, Mega-self-confidence when one is in a European Tour tournament in the front with it."
prize money of 333.330 Euro.
Also, the previously almost unknown Englishman, Richard McEvoy use in Winsen his Chance. The number 275 in the world, won the two-million Euro awarded to the tournament and celebrated the biggest success of his career. The 39-Year-old won with a total of 277 strokes against John, the Swedes Christofer Blomstrand and Renato Panatore from Italy (all 278). Masters Champion, Reed (281) from the USA was at the end of only ninth. For his maiden victory on the European Tour, a prize conceded McEvoy money from 333.330 Euro. To date the only German Golf Idol Bernhard Langer in 1985 and in 1995 was able to win the trophy, the European Open.
In the coming year, the Porsche European Open will be the first in autumn on the Golf course Green Eagle in Winsen. The new appointment from 5. to 8. September 2019 confirmed tournament Director Dominik Senn on Sunday. Due to the postponement of the event should be even more attractive for the players of the PGA Tour: the US Tour has finished their season already. All John is also back at the Start.
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