Kieran Vincent: Zimbabwean calls LIV Golf League experience “spectacular”

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Kieran Vincent has only been on the LIV Golf League for just over a month, but it is clear that this new chapter of his fledgling career has already had a huge impact on him, not just because at the first event, in Mayakoba, he was part of Jon Rahm’s Legion XIII winning team.

“I mean it’s been nothing short of spectacular,” said the Zimbabwean, speaking at this week’s inaugural International Series Macau presented by Wynn.

“You dream for it to go really, really well, and I think it’s done that and more. Obviously to get paired up with such an awesome team, with Jon, Tyrrell [Hatton] and Caleb [Surratt] you can’t ask for better teammates and just the acclimatisation of now being part of the LIV Golf League it’s been awesome. I’m excited for what’s in store for us the next few events coming up.”

Vincent is playing the LIV Golf League by virtue of the fact that he successfully negotiated last year’s tension-packed LIV Golf Promotions event in Abu Dhabi – where he secured one of the three places on offer, after surviving a sudden-death play-off, to add even more drama and emotion to a lifechanging week.

Kieran Vincent and his teammates celebrate after winning the team title on the LIV Golf circuit in Mexico

Above all else the 26-year-old feels the greatest part of the experience so far is getting the chance to spend an extended amount of time with the best players in the world.

He explains: “It’s just kind of seeing the day-to-day life, what they get up to on a day-to-day basis is awesome. You know you always think of the life of a tour pro, awesome and glamourous, and I think that Jon and Tyrrell and even Caleb have kind of shown me that there is so much more to it than just playing on the golf course.

“I’ve learned so many things just being around them for the last four weeks now, and as I said I think the world of them. They’re such awesome guys both on the course and even off the course, they want the best for everybody. I think that’s what makes that whole LIV lifestyle so unique, it’s that you get to spend so much in-depth time with all these guys, so it’s really, really cool.”

The Vincent brothers Scott and Kieran have been enjoying their time on the LIV Golf circuit

The team element of the LIV Golf League is also something he is enjoying immensely.

“Yeah, it’s so different in so many different ways,” said Vincent, who won the International Series Vietnam last year, for his maiden victory as a professional in his first full season on the Asian Tour.

“You know that in a team event like this, where on the last day all four scores count, everyone has to do their bit to really jump up the leaderboard. And I think that’s what we did so well in Mayakoba, that all four scores were really good scores, and that we put the best scores that we could out there.”

There is no doubt that having his brother Scott playing on the LIV Golf League also provides extra inspiration, and on that front, at this stage, they are about even stevens. Legion XIII are fourth on the team rankings, while Scott’s Iron Heads GC team are joint 12th, however the latter is equal 44th individually, one place ahead of his younger brother, with everything to play for over the next eight events.

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