I wanted to let you know I played well in Spain finishing tied for 28th, seven shots off the winner. It looks like I’ll miss getting in the BMW Championship this week by just a few players on the priority list so tomorrow I’m heading back to the U.S. for a few days to start getting ready for the following two events in Sweden and Austria.
This course here in Spain is owned by the European Tour (like TPC Sawgrass is owned by the PGA Tour). It was the same one I played for Q School last fall, although this week the Tour officials grew the rough higher and made the greens faster. It played tough with only eleven players breaking par for the 72 holes. When the wind blew it was extremely difficult. Overall, though, it was a fun tournament with tens of thousands of spectators, television coverage in many countries, including the U.S., and really the strongest field I’ve played in.
Before the tournament I went down to Barcelona and looked around and visited the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, which has been under construction for 132 years and is truly an amazing place.
I hope you had a good weekend and all is well. All the best, Brinson