With Guido Migliozzi’s win at the Kenyan Open on Sunday, Niall Horan’s Modest Golf Management earned its first European Tour victory.
Migliozzi, 22, from Italy, shot a 2-under 69 with four birdies and two bogeys to finish the tournament 16-under 268. A third-round 64, in which he totaled eight birdies and a lone bogey on No. 18, helped Migliozzi take a share of the lead heading into the final round.
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) March 17, 2019
Migliozzi finished his first Euro Tour win one stroke ahead of a three-way tie for second. A graduate of qualifying school, the Italian was playing in his 14th European Tour event. Until Sunday his best finish this year was a T-56 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship.
“I like this moment,” Migliozzi said. “I like the pressure, it’s like a drug. I love pressure, I love playing with a lot of people looking at me and a lot of cameras.
Horan, an Irish musician and former member of One Direction, founded the company less than three years ago as a division of One Direction’s agency, Modest Management. The 25-year-old is credited with being “the driving force” behind Modest Golf.
Horan responded to Migliozzi’s win and Modest Golf’s accomplishment Sunday on Twitter.
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) March 17, 2019
Horan, who enjoys playing golf himself, has worked closely with Drive, Chip and Putt in the United States, a playoff that works to teach the benefits of golf to children aged 7-15.