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Meath Amateur Shares Emotional Moment With His Dad Ahead Of Open Debut

Meath Amateur Shares Emotional Moment With His Dad Ahead Of Open Debut
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Amateur Alex Maguire will be one of the six Irishmen teeing it up at this week's Open Championship, after qualifying following his excellent performances at the St. Andrew's Links Trophy - which he won - and The Amateur Championship.

Supporting him throughout his golfing journey and all the way to this year's Open at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, has been is father, Sean.

Speaking at the course today, his emotions got the better of during heartfelt interview as he talked about is son.

"No nerves, excitement," said Sean Maguire. "Like he's good enough to compete here, he wouldn't be here if he wasn't."

Alex was also interviewed and spoke about the support he has received from his family since taking up the game.

I won the St. Andrew's Links Trophy, which was the first of the three amateur series.

Obviously, what a place to win, at the Old Course, that was bucket list stuff to be honest, even to play the Old Course, but to walk over the Swilcan Bridge with him, he caddied for me on the last hole.

You can see him tearing up there, he's supported me for the last... him, and my mother and my family, they've all been a massive support for me since I started playing golf over ten years ago.

Alex Maguire's Dad Gets Emotional At The Open Championship


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"It wasn't the most pleasant of experiences," Maguire said in a previous interview with the Irish Mirror, when asked about his experiences of camping out as spectator at last year's Open. "But no, it was great."

"So I'd love to play a practice round with him [Shane Lowry}, Rory, Padraig and Seamus," he added.


"I'd love to meet up with them, even to be on the range with them. But to play with them would top that.

"I couldn't believe it when I got a mention alongside them in Irish Golfer magazine recently. Even reading that sentence is something I couldn't have dreamed of."

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