2009-09-05 Today I probably played the best I´ve ever played! Felt so good and especially the putting. Love when they roll in:) Started off a little nervous, don´t know why, but got it together and started making birdies and was 5 under through 10. Then I played a little anxious the next four but finished off with 4 under last 4. Shot 63 (-8) and I was so happy after the round!
Leading by 2 for tomorrow´s last round. Don´t know what to expect tomorrow really. Haven´t been in this situation a lot before. Once, two years ago, in Portugal but didn´t win then. This time maybe! I hope so...
We´ll see what Pierre has to offer in the weight room tonight...
See you later!
2009-09-05 Last night was the Omega Player´s Party! Always the best food ever! Everybody goes over there to either eat, party or just hang out after the golf. I was first there, so hungry! Here is the desert table, unreal!!!
Woke up early as the curtains are not the best in my room! But, I was happy since it was sunny outside and some snow had fallen on the mountains. Feels like it´s going to be fun weekend with sun on sunday as well!
We´ll see how the course plays today as it was raining pretty heavy in the afternoon and made it a lot tougher for the players still on the course, and then it still rained during the night. Soft conditions here makes it easier. Sometimes you get lucky with the draw and sometimes you don´t. I remember last year at the British Open. I was out late on thursday and was watching the early guys on tv and they got the worst weather I think I have ever seen! Then, when we were playing, it was a lot calmer winds with some sunshine. Felt so lucky! But, some other weeks you feel unlucky. It evens out over time I guess!
Now it´s time for a warm up session with the "vein man", then some golf warm up to get into the tournament mode. Love the feeling of going from eating breakfast and not thinking about golf at all, to warming up and don´t think of anything except golf.
See you and have good day!
2009-09-04 A little colder this morning and the weather forecast is not great! But it feels like its changing all the time here in the mountains so maybe some good weather in between the bad! Let´s hope at least!
Felt nice yesterday and holed some nice long putts which feels sooooo good! 6 under gets me in tied 3rd and I´m very happy with that! So now, it´s just to get out there and focus again!
Shared a courtesy car back from the course yesterday with a player from the Phillipines. He was so happy to be up here in the alps because of the clean air. It really is nice and fresh, specially today when its so cold:)
A little tired of bacon and eggs now, I think it´s my 18th day in a row now...
2009-09-04 Golf is a weird game! Yesterday everything felt so easy! Best I´ve felt all year! Today, I had that feeling for half the round and the total opposite feeling for the other half. Had to fight all way around and I was pleased to finally get to one under for 70. Under par is always good, no matter what course. This course gives us a lot of opportunities for birdies but it also gives us a lot of challenging shots. The greens are like upside-down pots and the ball easily rolls of if you don´t hit the right spots.
It was good scoring weather this morning, not a breath of wind and wet ground so the ball stopped fast. It was supposed to be rain all day but we got lucky. I hate rain! I enjoy wind but rain just makes it so booring!
No it´s time for some putting to get the feeling I had yesterday. Just roll them in. Today it felt like there was no chance for the ball to even sniff the cup...Colin probably has come up with some good putting exercises for me now after lunch. Got to get better...
Then it´s gym time again. Didn´t do it yesterday and actually missed it. Get such a nice feeling just after the gym! A sense of acomplishment and a totally sore body is a good mix! And when you have that shake afterwards it really feels like it helps you to get stronger...
Saw a nice car yesterday...a souped up GM. Nice with the old style model with new black rims.
See you later!!!
2009-09-03 Just chilling in the lounge with the other players that have late tee-times today. Everybody brings their computer and just trying to find new anything interesting on the internet to kill some time!
There is a junior tournament that´s held each year at my home club in Sweden, Haninge GK, and since I´ve played there my whole life they named it Alex Noren Junior Open which was very nice of them. I´ve always loved that club and that was my kindergarden when I was little and I still love coming out there to practice with my old friends and coaches. The tournament is included in a series of tournaments for the junior girls and boys. This coming year I would like to add something to the tournament and I have a few thoughts on how to do it. There are many things you can do such as improving the course quality, have better prices, have more people helping out etc. Also, I think it could be a good thing to make the tournament into a little "mini-golf camp". Maybe have small training sessions before the tournament or have a mental- or pysical coach to come in and speak for the players and give a few tips.
If you guys have any ideas on how to improve the tournament I would love to hear them. I think there are a lot of things you can do for the juniors to help them get better and be better prepared for the future.