“If you give me a choice, I would have chosen the Real to win the Cup and I miss the cut.” These are the surprising statements of Txema
Olazabal after passing the Augusta Masters cut for the first time since 2014. Invited by his wounding in 1994 and 1999, the Hondarribia man felt very excited about his success on the day when his close friend Seve
Ballesteros would have turned 64: “I think Seve would be happy, I miss not having him here to hug us.”
Olazabal He did not hide his emotion at the tremendous joy he experienced last Saturday when seeing his Real Sociedad lift the Copa del Rey: “When the Real won, happy because when you have to wait 34 years to get a title you appreciate it much more. I want to congratulate La Real and all the people of Gipuzkoa ”, he said.
According to the chronicle written in this newspaper by Raul
Andreu, Olazabal, double champion in 1994 and 1999, and who had been missing the cut for five years in a row, ensured, with 55 ‘tacos’, his continuity in the tournament and therefore play the weekend after signing a card of 71 strokes for 146 ( +2), the first under par for the Gipuzkoan since he scored (also 71) in the second round of the 2015 Masters. The Hondarribiarra ended up breathing very calmly: 71 hits (-1) and 146 (+2) in total, and to the sofa to rest and watch on TV what happened in the afternoon session.