Darrin Karuzas is the first over 45 player, who has collected 500 World Tour points after winning the Nevada Five Hundred in the United States. After finishing in the top 10 in Morocco in 2018, he wants to improve his position in Japan.
How do you rate the first serious event of the year?
The first FIFG 500 had a very competitive field. It was nice to see players from around the world and catch up on life and FootGolf with them. Both courses were very diverse and quite challenging. The hosts of each course were very professional and welcoming. Anyway, It is always a bonus to play in Las Vegas, Nevada. The senior category competition came down to the last few holes. I’m proud I was able to pull out a victory over the field, especially being in the final group against de la Garza, Adair and Mills.
What are your plans for the season?
This should be a thrilling 2020 season which has events all over the world. As FootGolf continues to grow, the competitions and challenges are becoming tougher. My goal for this year is to prepare and improve all aspects of my game.
As a qualified player to the World Cup, what is your goal for Japan?
I was able to qualify for the World Cup with a Top 20 finish in the World Ranking last year. I had a Top 10 finish in Morocco (World Cup 18), but would like to improve on that. I love this sport and the many personalities in it and get excited for every tournament and competition.
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