A sponsor’s invitation has earned the 23-year-old a start at the Omega European Masters, where he’ll aim to make an impact on the big stage, armed with confidence from his success on the development tour.
“The Big Easy is tournament golf and when you start winning it’s the signal that you are ready to try for the next tier. I’m very satisfied with the win, but I want more and this is a great foundation to start from,” he said.
This week at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club will be a good way for the 23-year-old to test the waters on international competition and find out just what he’s up against in the future.
The first hurdle to overcome will be making the cut, but the European Tour start will be a great learning experience, regardless of how well he contends.
Thus far his rookie year has been solid and includes three top-10s on the Big Easy Tour. He’ll be excited to try the upper levels of competitive golf this week, especially with a victory already under his belt.
“Life on tour is a grind and you have to continually work hard,” said Flanagan. “I knew that the hours I put in would be rewarded eventually, and from here I want to move onwards and upwards.”