Thomas Levet relishes the opportunity to climb the Legends Tour Order of Merit rankings in first place behind the Senior Open presented by Rolex winner Stephen Dodd at the MCB Tour Championship in Constance Belle Mare Plage, Mauritius this week.
The Frenchman has had a memorable 2021 season so far recording back-to-back wins at the Senior Scottish Open hosted by Paul Lawrie and the Legends French Open hosted by Jean van de Velde. As the six-time European Tour winner looks to add to his two wins, the 53-year-old is focused on the week ahead but said he would take great pleasure in being the number one in the 2021 season. Legends Tour.
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“It would be nice for your pedigree to say someday that I did that,” he said. “To say that I beat everyone on the list. “It’s quite interesting even though Stephen Dodd is way ahead and won a major, so for me he will still be player of the year because he won a major.
“For me, Alex Čejka deserves it too, he’s not here this week but he hasn’t played enough tournaments to be in the rankings, but he won two major tournaments last year, so these guys- There are way ahead of me in those categories but in the end it’s the points classification and there will be a number one and if I can catch him I’ll do it with pleasure”.
Levet has reflected on his performances from last year and after a lot of training and preparation he is ready to tackle the scenic Constance Belle Mare Plage course and finish his season on a high. “I had a crazy few months in August and September,” he said.
“I finished second (Staysure Seniors PGA Championship) and first at the French Open (Legends Open de France hosted by Jean van de Velde) and Scottish Open (Scottish Senior Open hosted by Paul Lawrie) back to back , that was the key moment for me in the season and that sums up the season, I played really solid golf early on and in Florida where I live I practice a lot and play some tough courses.
“Mauritius is always a nice place. It’s one of the best islands for golfing and the golf courses here are really good and it’s always busy here and if you want a good round of golf in a really good destination with sand and pleasant water and you like scuba diving, come to Mauritius! Also joining Thomas Levet in the field at the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius is 2005 US
Open champion Michael Campbell, 1999 Open champion Paul Lawrie and two-time senior major champion Roger Chapman. The action kicks off at 8.00am local time on Friday April 1, with Levet set to kick it off alongside Wales’ Stephen Dodd at 10.20am.