European Open 4RD 73+71+73+75=292 (+4)My attitude was awful this week, followed closely by terrible ball striking. I shot three over today and really, really struggled. It was windy again but I was not at the races all week!
European Open 3RD 73+71+73=217 (+1)
It was very windy again today, so I suppose one over is never bad. For some reason my pitching was poor today, leaving most of them well short. I feel I played solid without getting it that close to the hole.
European Open 73+71=144 (LVL)I played poorly today so 71 was a good effort as the course was much tougher this morning. I really struggled with ball stricking, hitting lots of low pulls. I will try to see Neil Marr on Monday when I get home.
European Open 1RD 73 (+1)One over 73 today which should have been much better. I was two under with two holes to play but managed to finish bogey, double bogey. I played ok but putted poorly and hit quite a few pulls with the woods which was disappointing.
Unfortunately the weather was horrible for today's pro am with some heavy rain showers and high winds but my guys seemed to enjoy it anyway. The course is in excellent condition, there are some new tees from last year, some of which are good and some which are not. I'm looking forward to watching the Champions League Final tonight!
BMW PGA 4RD 72+71+70+73=286 (-2)Same old story today.....played good, putted poor. Three or four under would have been about right so 73 was very frustrating. I fly home tonight and will have tomorrow at home before flying back down on Tuesday for the European Open.
BMW PGA 3RD 72+71+70=213 (-3)I had a terrible start today, three over after three holes after missing two very short putts. I played awesome after that and could easily have been much less but after the start it was a good score. That should jump me up a few spots.
BMW PGA 2RD 72+71=143 (-1)I played beautiful from tee to green today and putted awful. After three putting the 16th I threw my putter in the bag which bent it slightly meaning I could no longer use it. I used my lob wedge to putt on the last two greens. It was very frustrating today as I played really really good and felt I got very little out of it. Throwing the putter was a stupid thing to do and I should know better.
BMW PGA 1RD 72 (LVL)Level par 72 today, I felt I played better than that but scoring is quite high so level is never bad. The wind was swirling quite a bit making club selection very tough. I really struggled again with the putter so I'm going to spend some time working on it this afternoon.
I played in the morning pro am which was a shotgun start at 8am. I played with the captain of Wentworth and also the lady captain and another member. The course is in great condition as always. The greens are the best I have seen them... you forget how many good holes they have here. I play at 8.45am tomorrow with Nick Dougherty and Scott Strange.
Irish Open 4RD 66+66+77+76=285 (-3)I had another really poor day......76 blows! My ball striking was better than yesterday but for the second day in a row I holed no putts. When the weather is poor you need to keep it going by holing out well and I really struggled with that at the weekend. I hit it beautiful the first 36 holes but very poorly over the weekend. I fly from Dublin to Edinburgh this evening and then the 2 hour drive up the road. I have tomorrow at home before travelling to London on Tuesday morning for the BMW PGA Championship.
Irish Open 3RD 66+66+77=209 (-7)
The weather made it very tough today, high winds and heavy rain. I played awful and shot 77 to be seven under for the tournament. I hit it so badly all day but there's always tomorrow.
Irish Open 2RD 66+66=132 (-12)
I played really good again and finished with a 66 to be twelve under and I even managed to win a car for a hole in one at the 17th.
Irish Open 1RD 66 (-6)I shot 66 today and played really good, it wasn't quite so windy as yesterday but it was still blowing. I didn't hit too many balls after my round because of the wind and rain but I did work on my short game which will be the key this week. I have been practising my putting in the room this past few weeks and it's getting much better.
I played at 7.30am this morning with three really good Irish lads, we had a very relaxing game unfortunately in a strong breeze. The course this week is awesome...proper links golf.
My phone has been red hot with messages of support over the Meldrum situation, apparently they want me to apologize......apologize for what? The conversation I had in the pro shop lasted 20 seconds, was not heated and I merely asked why the greens were poor. My text to Kenny Harper was banter to which he replied with some banter of his own, which I thought was really funny. To be told not to return is incredible but it will not harm my career one bit. I would like to thank everyone for their messages of support which have come from all over Scotland...from Edinburgh right up to Dornoch. No apology will be made and as long as I have breath in my body I will not set foot on Meldrum House soil again.