Thank you so much for the support last week! It was a blast getting to play in my first PGA Tour event. However, it was very draining and it has taken me a few days to get some rest and decompress.
Overall I executed extremely well for 71 of 72 holes. Throughout the week, I struck the ball great. Maybe the best my iron play has ever been. Unfortunately I didn’t hole as many of the mid-range putts for birdie as I hoped. However, I did manage to make a tough uphill, left-to-right breaking 8-foot par putt on my 36th hole to make the cut on the number!
I played great again on Saturday. I shot -4, but it could’ve been -8 or so if a few putts fell. I went into Sunday excited to keep playing well and move up the leaderboard. However, Sunday morning the weather changed completely. It was cool, damp and the wind had shifted 180 degrees.
When I got to the 2nd hole they had moved the tee box up. I had been hitting driver all week, but I switched to 3-wood. The wind was hard off the left. I tried to hit a small fade with the wind, but I left the face open. The wind caught it and it hit the cart path and went OB by 1 foot.
I hit a provisional trying to hit a draw against the wind this time, but I did the same thing and the ball hit the cart path again and just went out OB. Fortunately I made par with my 3rd ball. I hadn’t hit a ball OB in years, so it felt like I got punched in the gut. I recovered though and was able to post a decent score.
It was cool to see my game translate to the biggest stage. I’ve worked hard on all aspects of my game and this shows I’ve been doing the right things.
I am still working on my schedule going forward. However, since I made the cut in a PGA Tour event, I don’t have to pre-qualify for the PGA Tour events remaining in 2020. After the playoffs ends in a few weeks, there are five tournaments left. I hope to try and qualify for as many of them as I can get to.
Thank you for all the love and support! I am so grateful to have you on my team and last week wouldn’t have been possible without you. I will keep you updated as things progress!
All the best,