JWC 4RD 67+69+73+69=278 (-10) 3T
I shot 69 today to finish ten under and in third position. I felt I was very unlucky today and yesterday but third is a good week so I'm reasonably pleased. My ball striking was good again this week just like last week in Holland.
JWC 3RD 67+69+73=209 (-7)It was very windy this afternoon, shot 73 to finish on 7 under which is now one behind Peter Hedblom. I played pretty good but gave away two shots at the 15th and 16th, but overall I'm still very much in it for tomorrow.
JWC 2RD 67+69=136 (-8)Shot 69 today to finish 8 under. I played pretty much the same as yesterday. It was windy early on with the course playing very long again. My short game has been extremely good which makes all the difference.
JWC 1RD 67 (-5)
It was another horrible day but I played really nicely to shoot 5under to lead by one. I hit it solid pretty much all day. The course is playing very long so it was a good effort today.
I dropped the boys at school and then headed down to Gleneagles for this weeks Johnnie Walker Championship. I spent the afternoon practising at the course, they have a fantastic short game facility here.
KLM Open 4RD 66+68+69+71=274 (-6)The toughest day of the week with the wind blowing from a different direction and quite strong. I shot one over today but actually played alright. My short game let me down over the weekend which is unusual. My ball striking was good this week especially after four weeks off. It's not going to take an awful lot to be up there challenging again, I feel pretty close.
KLM Open 3RD 66+68+69=203 (-7)
My ball striking was very good again today but for some reason my short game was really poor. I should really have been 4 or 5 shots better today. I shot 69 to be seven under overall. I spent a wee while chipping and putting after my round.
KLM Open 2RD 66+68=134 (-6)I drove the ball really well again and finished with a 68 to be 6 under total. I had a lot of chances early on but I holed very little but I hit a lot of good putts. I made two poor bogeys late on but overall I hit it really solid again.
KLM Open 1RD 66 (-4)
It was nice and calm this morning which certainly wasn't the case in the afternoon. Very strong winds made it tricky, I played very nicely to shoot four under 66 which was a good effort in the conditions. My foot was sore today but only when walking not swinging.
I played the back nine holes at Deeside this morning with Craig and David Law. As usual David and I played for £5 and I managed to pip him....5 under to his 3 under. He played beautifully and it was nice to hear all about his Scottish Amateur victory. I then met Malcolm Panton from AFC for an interview on Red TV. I flew to Amsterdam at 4.30pm for this week's KLM Open. I have been working hard on my game so it will be interesting to see how I play this week.
I was at Newburgh today with Craig and Michael who were playing in the Junior Open. It was pretty windy! Craig shot nett 74 to finish 4th and Michael nett 81 to finish 3rd in their sections. The course was in excellent condition. Michael and I played a few holes at Deeside later.
I was at Deeside this morning receiving a cheque from Ian Jack and fellow committee members from AOGA for £25,000 for my Foundation. A huge thank you, the money will be used very well. I then headed out to Inchmarlo for the North East qualifier of my Junior Jug event. Steven Smith from Deeside won the scratch and our Craig won the handicap section. Unfortunately the weather was a bit wet but the course was in good condition. My thanks to everyone at Inchmarlo especially Andrew Shinie for all their help.
I was at Carnoustie today for a round with Andreas Nagel and his two guests, Adrian Blake and Neil Kline. Andreas bought the round at the Aberdeen Oilmans's Golf Association dinner at Gleneagles with all proceeds going into my Foundation. They managed to raise £25,000 for my Foundation which is absolutely awesome. The guys were great fun to play with and the course was magnificient, as always.
Neil, Andreas, myself and Adrian
Marian and I were down at Kinghorn Golf Club today opening their new clubhouse, I gave a 45 min clinic on the first tee and then went inside to pull the cord unveiling the plaque. Our very good pal, Rab who we lived next door to in Kingswells and who now lives in Kinghorn invited us down. My thanks to everyone for making Marian and I so welcome.
One of my Foundation team members, Philip McLean from Peterhead won the Leven Gold Medal today, it's a brilliant performance......especially shooting 63 in the final round. I am really, really pleased for him and his parents.
Congratulations to Kinghorn Golf club
Marian, Michael and I were up in Hopeman today for a challenge match against the men's and junior champions as part of their centenary year. It was a beautiful day with a lot of members walking round. Michael and I won the match 2 up with a fantastic birdie from Michael on the 18th. It was nice to play there again after so many years. A huge thanks to everyone for looking after us so well.
I was at Gleneagles this morning playing the Queen's course with one of my Foundation sponsors, Alan Reid and his two guests Bob and Niall. It was very enjoyable and the course was in really good condition.
I drove to Largs to see Bob for the afternoon, we worked mainly on my takeaway.