Round 12009-10-01 Started with left over steak from yesterday...first time I've had steak for breakfast. It was nice. I've been trying this non carb diet to get enough protein in me, so this breakfast felt perfect! Then off to Kingsbarns to play the first round of Dunhill Links Championship. Started good but didn't get anything going and finished with an even par round. Happy with a few things and dissapointed with a few. Need to hit the iron shots closer to have better looks for birdies.
Feels so different playing these hard links courses after practicing on a fairly soft course in France the last two weeks. I have to adapt to hitting low shots when needed and curve the ball to master the wind. Last two weeks was more target golf and and the ball stopped directly on the green, which it doesn't do here.
Playing with Marco van Basten today was great! He is such a nice and humble guy! He almost made a hole-in-one on a par 4 today. He hit it to 1 foot on the 6th and made an easy eagle. That helped our team score and I think we are middle of the pack in the rankings. Got him to sign some stuff after the round and my caddie thought I was really embarrasing for asking him. He was the best football player in the world, you gotta ask him for an autograph!
Tomorrow we are playing Carnoustie. Heard the weather is gonna be bad but it can change over night. I'm an optimist. I love Carnoustie, it's one of the best links in the world I think. Kingsbarns is fun, St:Andrews is holy and different, and Carnoustie is just very good. It tests your whole game. I need to hit it better than I did today to shoot under par there. We'll see if I have what it takes.
Pierre was nice to me today, just a swiss ball session and some flexibility work. Felt nice after just getting past
the soreness from the monday and tuesday workouts. So much easier working out in front of this view.
Jesse, Hedblom's caddie, and Colin chilling on the range after the round. Jesse looks like he's going skiing:)
Gotta hit the bed...the wind and the tough courses here make me tired!