The national golfer Guillermo Pereira won the recognition and applause of an entire country after his performance on the last day of Golf in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The unfortunate trajectory that caught a ball in a decisive instance was probably what prevented “Mito” from winning a historic bronze medal, something that undoubtedly embittered several.
After his remarkable performance, the native of Pirque stated: “Obviously it is a pain to have lost like this, but I have a tremendous experience, especially for having played for something bigger than what we usually do, which is to play for my country. On that side I am happy and I thank everyone “.
Regarding the dramatic moment, which many compared to the remembered stick of Mauricio Pinilla in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, he confessed: “The playoffs are always difficult and rare, especially when there are many people. On the second hole I had a chance to win, but I didn’t hit it very well, I didn’t put it in. But hey, that’s how golf is and that’s why we like it so much“.
He also commented on the boom that golf has had in our country: “It is incredible how many new people are taking an interest in golf. Hopefully Joaquín does it and what I am doing will promote golf in Chile, to do it more accessible. It is a very beautiful sport and it would be good if more people in the country could start playing it. “
Finally, “Mito” talked about what is coming to him in the short term and his recent experience: “I think that every week one adds something, and more in these weeks that were special, different. I hope to continue playing well. I have Two more weeks at the PGA before a break, but I hope to keep up. “