Was dead after a tough (for me) workout last night! My roomate Mikko Ilonen was antisocial with his new book and new hero, Kurt Wallander and he had to finish it in one day...:) but I was happy to fall asleep early!
Today was a good day! Got my clubs checked and re-gripped. Feels awesome with new grips, specially when the weather forecast is not looking great! My caddie, Colin Byrne arrived at 10 am, with new stories from his home visit! Here he is trying to get the wind right:)
Played nine holes with Shiv Kapur, SSP Chowrasia and Danny Lee. Really fun group! Played some college golf with Shiv and Danny Lee is one of the top young players and he played really well! SSP didn´t miss the middle of the fairway all day...
Here is my old college teamate Pablo Martin with our college mascot "Pistol Pete". Pablo is always happy and trains harder than Vijay Singh and Gunde Svan together!
Me and Mads Vibe-Haastrup trying to get some power in the gym...so much more fun to work out together!
Mikko actually put his book down and talked to me now and wondered if we could have dinner together! Wow, can´t pass on a deal like that! :)
Just arrived to Gleneagles, Perth, Scotland and im loving the place! Maybe because we caught Scotland on one of the sunny days but its an awesome place if you like golf! Me and Mikko Ilonen flew from Amsterdam this morning and I was still pumped after finishing last week´s tournament with a holed out lob wedge for an eagle on the 18th. Never done that before!
But this is another week and to get into tournament mode again I needed some practice and when the facilities are this good it´s hard to stop practicing!
Hitting some wedges on the range before my golf shoes arrived. My swing coach Pete Cowen gave me a few drills that helped me get rid of my big draw from last week. Putting the right hand all the way down the grip and hit balls was the best drill to get the right feeling.
Here are Al and Ian from Callaway helping me to get the right equipment and on the right there is my swing coach Pete Cowen. The computer you can see connects to a "Trackman" machine, which reads our shots and comes up with data that the equipment experts analysis and tells us what clubs that fits our swings. Some players use the "Trackman" for training to see how far the ball is going which I think is very smart.
Seamus helps me with my putting and and getting the right putter. He loves the greens and often films my stroke to see if its going in the right direction. Today was a good day, he was happy!
Heading for the gym to try to get strong! Saw Tiger Woods at British Open and he looked like a 100 meter runner so I have some serious work to do! Tomorrow is another practice day and playing in the afternoon to get a feeling for the course!
See you later!