|Ballantine's - Not the Most Memorable Event!|
|Wednesday, 28 April 2010 00:00|
What a shambles of an experience it was at the Ballantine's Championship in Korea
I cannot for the life of me understand what the organisers were doing making a decision so early in the tournament to shorten it to 54 holes.
Yes the weather was bad and we were delayed by six hours on the first day but I’m convinced we could have caught up and squeezed in 72 holes.
I can only assume it was done to suit the TV schedules because they wanted to make sure the stars like Ernie Els were playing at the right time.
I hadn’t even planned to play but filed a late entry when I couldn’t get back home due to the Icelandic volcano. I’m not saying I wish I hadn’t bothered but it wasn’t the most memorable of events.
What with the delays I never got any rhythm going and, on the Sunday, I just played rubbish, shot a 76 and finished well down the field narrowly scraping into the top 50.
But now we’re back from all the stuff on the other side of the world and begin the European section of what, after all, is the European tour.
This week it’s the Spanish Open in the beautiful city of Seville on a course I’ve really enjoyed playing in the past. I finished 19th there when I was an amateur a couple of years ago and, although I missed the cut last year, it came at the end of a stretch when I’d played a lot of golf and I think mental fatigue got the better of me.
This time I feel good and ready for action. The weather should be nice, with no howling winds like there were in Korea. Fingers-crossed for a good week.
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