Paris Legends Championship, La Boulie, Paris.
Three weeks ago we finished the Sinclair Invitational at Hanbury Manor. I played well for 45 holes and had a bad back nine, 3 over par on Sunday, to finish 19th. I was SO close to getting a good result but I have more waiting to do before this happens.
This week was no different. In the end I finished 32nd with rounds off 73, 75 and 72 for four over par for the tournament. We had a lot of wind the first two days and beautiful calm sunny weather for the last round. As so many other weeks this year, the scores doesn't reflect how I played. I throw too many shots away on and around the greens. It puts a lot of stress on the mental side of my game and it is really frustrating to be stuck in this situation. I worked really hard on the course all week and tried to get something positive out of every round. I feel like it is not far away, but I have to show it to regain confidence and motivation.
This is the first week of three tournaments in a row. We are moving to Austria next week and before I arrive in Austria Tuesday, I have to visit the putting green and the practice ground for a few hours. I found something in my swing on the back nine today, trying to keep my left knee still during the backswing and load more weight on to it during my set up. It keeps the left side of my body in a stronger position and I was hitting a lot of very solid shots on line. With regards to my putting, I just think I have to spend more hours on the putting green. I am improving my putting, so keep working on getting the putter shaft more upright and the ball under my eyeline. I putted decent this week, just did not read the greens good and my speed on the long putts were off. All my three putts came because I knocked the first putt too far past the hole and had too much to do on the second putt. So more speedputting and good rhythm in the stroke is on the agenda the next days.
Cheers from Paris airport,