Can´t ask for a better start. Driving was good, my irons and short game even better.
Have waited for this day for a while now that things comes together. Hopefully it will keeping flowing if I just go in to every day and round with a fresh mind!
Here is the highlights from todays round:
Have a good night!
Woke up early to get some training done.
Had a good session on the range for 2 h and 30 min. Working on getting a bit flatter in my back swing especially with my woods. Starts to feel like it´s coming together.
Looking forward to tee it up tomorrow with Paul Casey and Ryo Ishikawa 7.45. Im defiantly not here to learn, I´m here to show!
Not the best range to practice wedges but had a good session anyway.
Nice par-3 !
It was warmer then I aspected today. Warmed up for 30 min and then walked out on the course and walked in to a wall. At least that was what it felt like. I was forced to stop after 9 holes to eat and cool down. After 45 min in there I gave it a new try and was totally empty after 2 holes. So after playing the 12th hole I crossed over to 17th and joined Kevin Streelman. Seems like a stand up guy who played the course with his caddie pumping jesus rock from his phone. If you are bored playing practice rounds it´s not a bad ide.
I know that it has been a lot of talk since Phil Mickelson opened his mouth after the Ryder cup. I don’t think the issue is in the coach at all! After today It´s so clear to me. Around 90 procent of the Americans plays the practice rounds by themselves. During the year it doesnt seem like they have any automatic team building thru hanging out on the golf course with the other players. On the european tour it´s a different story. Even if the nationalities hang more to each other it is a better atmosphere.
Let´s not forget that this year the European team was really strong!
Some pics from today!
It not hard to count out your carry this week… Will probably see lift,clean and place.
2nd shot after a perfect drive on the par-5, 5th hole.
I was trying to strike a good pose with my new Srixon bag. This is how good it got
Time to sleep!
After two weeks on the road its time for the biggest event of the year, CIMB Malaysian classic.
An event who’s a co-santioned event between PGA-tour and Asian tour. The Asian tour side you have to be top-10 when the 20- October deadline was drawn. I was ranked 8th at that time and earn my spot.
Unfortunately I didn’t earn my full playing rights for the 2015 Europentour season thru the 13 events I played. But because of the co sanction events with the Asian tour and the kat 15 (111-125) I will get around 18 events next year. We shall not forget that I have the q-school left as well were I can earn better status.
Some pics from the last two weeks:
The Hong kong taxi drivers like there phones! Someone know why they have 4?
Niklas Lemke happy as a kid on Christmas day. Tv games in the taxi!
One more to the fantastic taxis in Hong Kong.
I say: “No fit!”
Taxi driver say: “No problem, have rope….”
Decided on some options last week for our kitchen at Black mountain. I didn´t tell Pernilla about the putting green though!
Movember is coming up. Better stasche up!
Gave my self a little accomplishment- present after getting in to the CIMB Classic. The new noise cancelling headphones from Bose. Sits better, a little more base and if you run out of batteries you can still listen even if the noise cancelling function is gone.
From Hong Kong open to Macau open. 55 min ferrie journey between this tournaments. I like!
Cause of my health and all this ebola shit I have a new travel look .
Some clubhouses know how to build a locker room. This is from Macau GC last week. Hot jacuzzi with tv showing the golf! Setup for a perfect sunday.
Welcome to Kuala Lumpur and the PGA tour!
This could one of the best re-mixes of any song I heard!:
Have a great night!
My lack of experience on links courses and playing in cold condition payed it’s price last week.
+5 on ST Andrews in decent condition was horrible. So many mistakes not knowing how much the ball gonna bounce and how much the wind gonna affect it.
It got better at Carnoustie and I was laying – 2 for a while. Unfortunately an easy mistake was done again. With a wedge I hit it down in the famous waterhazard just infront of the 18th green. 6 shots, back to even par. The cold and windy conditions took out its right on the back nine and I finished totally + 2.
Got some redemption on Saturday with a final -7 at kingsbarns. It’s the easiest of the three courses,but without holding any putts -7 was a great game of golf. But it was different, slightly warmer and a bit softer which made me more comfortable.
What I learned?
Next year I might go even earlier to get some more experience playing links golf. Also, try to feel and act more confident on the course. Cause I got the game, only the lack of experience and also confident of what you think your ball will do makes such a huge difference.
in Stockholm now to see Ulf Kilman again and get ride of this virus!!!
See you in Abu Dhabi.