Continuing his successful amateur golfing 2021 summer season, Feisal won 11th place in the prestigious Scottish Senior Open on 12th September 2021. Hosted by Paul Lawrie at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Scotland, this event offers the exclusive opportunity to play alongside some of the very best senior professionals.
The European Senior Tour is a professional tour for male golfers, run by the PGA European Tour. The tour was relaunched as the Legends Tour in 2020.
Feisal was drawn against professional golfing legends such as Carl Suneson, winner of the 2007 Open de St Omer; Nick Job, five times winner of the European Seniors Tour; Peter Baker, winner of several European tours and Ryder Cup finalist; and Ricardo Gonzalez, winner of four European Tours.
“I was leading towards the end of day two but finished in second place on the penultimate day,” smiles Feisal. “I was confident as I was striking the ball well into high winds and strong rains. I had a chance to kick on and take the title, but that’s what I love about golf – anything can happen. I’ve now made my debut and this experience will help my forthcoming fixtures. Playing in front of large crowds and Sky TV cameras isn’t so easy! Then you have the pressure of playing against top golfers who are competing for big prize money. Playing with Peter Baker was an amazing experience. He was -2 before hitting 5 birdies to finish -7. He was encouraging me all the way round, despite having to manage his own game.
Being Mauritian, I’m very excited and fired up for my next Seniors European Tour championship in Mauritius in December 2021. I now have home advantage which will help.”
Feisal originally pursued a semi professional golfing career, having seen many early business successes. However, a serious injury put paid to his dreams of golfing stardom. “I channelled all that passion and energy into my ground breaking business model – the Overnight Multiple Merger,” he explains. “I’m incredibly fortunate to be able to continue as an amateur golfer, while launching world-first businesses including Xeinadin, Alitam and now Merios. Golf is my favourite way to relax and open my mind to new ideas. As I often say, genius lives on the golf course!”