Golfer Scott Vincent looking to carry good form into Olympics

By ZBC Reporter

GOLFER Scott Vincent is hoping to carry on with his good form when the first round of the Tokyo Olympics golf tournament tees off this Thursday.

The 29 year old golfer will carry the country’s hopes of a medal when he takes to the Kasumigaseki Country Club for round one of the men’s competition.

Vincent who won the Japan Open in 2019 has been competing on the Asian and European Tours where he has been in good form and constantly in the top tier of the leader board.

With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic being felt in the sporting landscape, the man who is affectionately known as Mhondoro is not looking for excuses.

COVID-19 has distracted the world, I can’t even watch my fellow Zimbabweans playing but right now am not looking into that, I have trained enough going into the Olympics. COVID-19 has not affected my training at all, I am still able to do everything I need to in terms of training so I am ready for it,he said.

Vincent qualified for the Olympics after being ranked inside the top 60 with the Zimbabwe Golf Association confident he has what it takes to succeed in Tokyo.

I am happy and we are excited as an association because Vincent has what it takes and also his success will be good for the growth of the sport and the nation at large,said a Zim Golf Association representative.

After Vincent, sprinter Ngoni Makusha will be the last Zimbabwean athlete to take to the track at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.