Getting to know you: Rising star Lucas Bjerregaard

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Get to know this Danish Challenge Tour player and former European Amateur champion, who is set to be a star...

My background

I first played golf when I was 10 years old. My dad had just started playing and he took me out to play a little bit. I fell for it straightaway.
I loved it.

Since then I’ve spent a lot of hours out there practising and playing. I have a little sister who also plays. She plays off five but doesn’t practise that much and just plays for fun.
My grandfather was an ice hockey coach for many years, and started me playing ice hockey when I was two years old, but I was never any good at it.
I couldn’t play at all.

My game

My long game is my strength and within that I would say my mid-to-long irons are my best shots. I usually hit a lot of greens and I’m pretty straight off the tee.
Like all professional golfers, I’m always trying to improve my short game.

My long game is my strength and within that I would say my mid-to-long irons are my best shots. I usually hit a lot of greens and I’m pretty straight off the tee.

My highlights (so far)

Winning the European Amateur Championship in 2010 and winning the Nordic League Order of Merit last season.
Winning the Nordic League was my career highlight as a professional (Lucas won twice and had 13 top 10s in just 18 events) but the European Amateur was my favourite moment so far.

My inspirations

Tiger Woods was my inspiration, like most guys around my age. What he’s done for golf and how he plays the game is unique. He’s always been my role model. I definitely believe he’s going to win another Major this year.

Life on the Challenge Tour

It is good so far. I haven’t had experience yet of travelling week to week and playing back-to-back events but I like it out here and I’m getting to know a few guys.

The courses are always in great shape and I’ve really enjoyed the couple of events I’ve played. I’m looking forward to a busy schedule in the summer. I enjoy the travelling, although you don’t get to see much of a place apart from the airport, hotel and golf course.

I don’t mind being away from home and being in new places and I think that will help me this year.

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