Hong Kong and Australia
I hope all is well. I just got back from Australia. It’s a beautiful country and it was a great trip. I was amazed seeing hundreds of kangaroos hopping around the golf course – they were almost as plentiful as people in Hong Kong!
I barely missed cuts in Hong Kong by two shots and in Perth by one. Missing a cut by one isn’t a good feeling and, unfortunately, I’ve done it nine times this year. As I may have mentioned before fewer players make the cut in Europe than on the PGA Tour in the U.S. Europe cuts to 65 and ties (of the normal 156-player field) while cuts in the U.S. occur at 70 and ties.
I hit a lot of good shots in Hong Kong and Australia and overall my game was in good shape. I improved from the events in August and September where I had the most difficulty this year. I feel like I’m back on track and trending well. I’m again able to self-correct on the course.
I’ve had incredible experiences and I’ve learned a lot playing around the world for the past 17 months. I’m a much better player (and, hopefully, a more experienced and mature person) than when I started. I love what I’m doing and I had good finishes (top 25s) in four European Tour events but, of course, I’ll continue to keep pushing for improvement. I’m working hard and focusing on the things within my control. My development is advancing and I’m trying to stay patient until I get to the level I want.
I’ll head back to Q School over the next few weeks.
I wish you all the best!