Raring to go after a break

Raring to go after a break

It is back to the golf course following a short break after the British Open and European Masters. This time it is action on the other side of the Atlantic with the WGC-Bridgestone and PGA Championships, two huge events on the PGA Tour.

There will be a lot riding on these two events for a lot of players, and that includes me. I had a decent result at British Open, though I was disappointed at the end. At various times I was very well placed, but dropped shots and gave away those gains. Still, playing at St Andrews was great and then the result in Switzerland was more pleasing as I finished tied-fifth.  

Again I had my chances, but the best part was I closed well in the final round. So I feel my game is coming around. I took a short break and spent time with the family after the European stint and am now raring to go. I have been paired with Victor Dubuisson of France for the start of the WGC. 

I have played with him before and have some very good memories of the EurAsia Cup last year, when I had a positive result against him and he was in terrific form last season. But that was Matchplay and this is a four-round event and it is not against an individual so it is totally different.

As I have said often this has been a great year of learning, new events, new courses and playing with the very best players in the world at the biggest events like the Majors and WGC. I feel I belong and I want to ensure that I keep coming back and do even better. I have been shooting low numbers every now and then, but have not compiled 72 good holes together. That’s what I need to do. 

The goal continues to be to stay as close to the Top-50 and also get into the International team for the President’s Cup in Korea. I not only need to play well and put myself in the team but also improve on my position in Race to Dubai as I will likely miss a few events as I plan to play the Web.com finals to look for a PGA Tour card for 2016. I have always felt that in the end the plan is to play well and the rest takes care of itself.

These two weeks will also see some great action from the likes of Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson and Rickie Fowler, while Rory McIlroy is likely to return to action soon. So some great action is in store this week.