By way of update, I was in Lethbridge, Alberta this week for the fourth event of PGA Tour Canada. I played some good golf for three days and I was 12 under (66, 66, 69) going into the final round today. I was five behind second place this morning thinking a low round and a little help from the leader might get me to the top of the leaderboard and, in any event, a solid one would generate a nice finish. I had a bad day at the office, though. Nothing felt good, and my two-over 72 pushed me in the wrong direction – down the list.
Golf has ups and downs and days like today are the reason us professionals need a short memory. And after my normal post-round analysis to identify areas where my game needs adjustment, I intend to forget it quickly. I’ve played and competed well over the past few weeks but for some reason today’s round didn’t develop.
I had a great caddy this week from Vancouver. This is the third time he’s been with me. He was on my bag when I played well at Q School and during the second event. He’s a wonderful, young kid who’ll head to college in the States next month to play golf. Hopefully, he’s learned some good things from this experience.
I’ve been on the road for four weeks, which is kind of my maximum, and fortunately this week the Tour is off with no tournament. So, tomorrow I’ll head to Bluffton, SC to rest a little and midweek I’ll get in touch with my coach and start working on my game. Next Sunday I’ll fly to Detroit for the upcoming event, which is in Windsor, Ontario just across the lake from the Airport.
Enjoy the week and all the best, Brinson