The week started off pretty extraordinary for Sebastian Soderberg and I when we could not collect our golf bags at the baggage claim at our final destination in Faro, Portugal. However, we did alright in the tournament even though we could not play a practice round before the event actually started. Fortunately, we did walk the course (Henry was nice to borrow me a scotty cameron circle T putter from Titleist to get the speed right on the greens) and prepared ourselves that way and both of us played the weekend. I played very solid overall and I feel comfortable all-around on and off the course which I am very fortunate about. There are a few things to work on and I am excited to improve on these things right away since that will be my first priority to do from now on. I shot 73-70-71-71 (for -7 total, PAR 73) to get T35th.
I have played two other events since the Joburg Open (ET event) in Johannesburg, South Africa. One in Nairobi, Kenya and another in Belek, Turkey. These weeks were both amazing and I am very happy that I did post a couple nice rounds this early in the season including a 65 (-6) the first round in Kenya and a tied personal best 63 (-9) in Turkey in the second round.
Rocco Forte Open is up next at Sicily, Italy at the Verdura Resort that apparently will be very nice, so I am looking forward to another FUN week, before I get back home and get ready for the US OPEN final qualifier outside of London coming up in two weeks.
Thanks for all support and take it easy out there spreading love! The first pic is Joel and I before I left for Portugal (Sebastian had to swim in 50F water temp in the ocean loosing a bet that day.. haha!) at Barseback G&CC in Sweden where the Nordea Masters will take place next month, I hope to play in that one and to see you there!!
Until next time..