This past week I played in a Challenge Tour event (KPMG Trophy) in Brussels. I had another strong opening round shooting six under 66. I followed with rounds of 71, 68, 72 for a total of 11 under and I tied for 20th.
I struck the ball well the first two rounds and just about all of my putts dropped the first day. My shotmaking was a little off the third round, but my short game helped a lot as I posted 4 under despite hitting only nine greens in regulation. Today, I still wasn't hitting the ball pure, and six of my putts hit the hole but didn't drop.
I was frustrated not moving up the leaderboard today. I played hard and well for three rounds and I was right there and ready to move to the top, but unfortunately it didn’t happen.
I’m excited about the progress in my short game over last few weeks, especially putting. I’m looking forward to Skyping with my swing coach tomorrow morning to address some of my old full-swing habits that crept in this week.
Overall, it was a good week! I had 22 birdies and I was in contention on Sunday. I finished every round strong with birdies over the final few holes. My game continues to feel good and I’m looking forward to competing in France and then Denmark. My goal is to continue building consistency and also get on rolls as much as I can.
Tomorrow I’ll drive down to Lumbres, France (2 ½ hours from here) for the next event. It’s being played on a quirky course (As Saint Omer GC). The fairways are tight and many of them cant so good drives often find their way into the rough. I tend to do well on narrow and funky courses, though, so I hope to wrap my head around the quirkiness and maybe gain an advantage on the field.
Wishing you all the best from Europe! Enjoy U.S. Open week!