Another practice round here at The Old Course at St:Andrews. It is a very old course. The New Course at St:Andrews is over hundred years old so the you understand the "oldness" of this place!
It's pretty amazing standing on the practice ground next to guys I've been watching on TV when I was 12 years old. Here they are competing for the same things I am. Weird and a great thing about golf. Tom Watson played the practice round with my old Oklahoma State University teammate Hunter Mahan and it looks like they are betting just as two 25 year old's would.
By the way Tom Watson looks like a cool dude...
This was yesterday at the Callaway clinic:
Picture taken by Stuart Adams at safoto.co.uk
And this is from tonight when walking home from the tun:
Thanks for all the birthday wishes!!! You guys are very very nice!!!
5 scoups of ice-cream now. And the "Soloist" on the TV. Mmm nice.
First practice round at St:Andrews with Fredrik Andersson-Hed and Peter Hanson. The course plays very nice and the weather will play the biggest role during the tournament.
It's such a weird course this. It's so big and yeah, just weird but it's so much fun to play it. You can get some really cool shots around here and the pins will be tucked away in the deep valleys and high tops on the huge greens.
Back into "tun" (town in scottish). The 17th "Road hole"
Mr. Fors by the "Hell bunker".
First hole from the putting green looking onto the Royal and Ancient club house. Feeling some chills down your spine around this area of the course.
Down the fairway on the first. It's a public area this golf course so anybody can take a a stroll with their dog at anytime. Maybe not during The Open though. I'm not sure.
Had a Callaway clinic and they were so nice to me. It's actually my birthday today and they gave me this awesome cake and a cool card I thought. Thank you Leigh at Callaway design department. You guys are great but from what you can see on the eaten cake that life can be a little lonely on tour. Or maybe it's just me that makes some nights lonely to have a few practice swings in the room to get the swing in shape. That's actually a nice way to spend a birthday. Or maybe not:) Anyway. Life is great and hope you guys are great!!!
18 holes of rain. The driver went 220 meters on some holes. It's weird when it rains constantly for a hole round. Usually you can see some kind of light sky somehwere and have hope for better weather but today was a tough day. It got even tougher mentally when we were just finished, the sun came out. The score were still high and +2 cut.
My game wasn't good and I had to fight the hole day. Coming to much underneath the plane still but had a good session afterwards (in the sunshine...) and the ball actually faded!!!
Was practicing next to Vijah Singh. He is funny to watch. His lower body moves more than a dancer's. I think his left knee actually hits his right knee. That's impressive!
On my way to the course. This is before hell (rain) broke loose.
Practice session with stand-in coach Pontus "The mustasch man" Eliasson.
The coach and Erik Frost struggling in the afternoon heat...I'm not pissed off at the draw at all:)
Four seasons in one day in Scotland. As always. Windy, rainy, sunny, nice, calm, not so calm and dry. -2 felt nice and looking good for the rest of the tournament. Worked hard again on comitting myself to hit softer more controlled shots into the greens. That will play a big difference in my game this week as it is very windy but even more so when coming into the firm greens next week at St:Andrews.
Tired Kaymer before the round.
Fox hunting cars.
Members locker room at Loch Lomond. I could easily live here.
Our dinner friends. Happy as ever.
Know idea about the weather tomorrow. The forecast says: "possible showers" but I could be the weather forecaster in Scotland. You just say possible showers every day and you will be kind of correct.
2010-07-07 Last two days have been hectic and super!
Warm up for the last round in Ireland. Amazing everything about this tournament. 50 000 spectators every day and yesterday I played in front of Samuel L. Jackson. That felt huge:)
Adare Manor GC 18th, par-5.
Nice lunch afterwards.
Super party following that ended around midnight for us. Our bus to the airport left at 6.30 this morning and many guest were just leaving the party after Westlife quit playing. JP McManus Pro-Am was great and it felt awesome being part of a big charity tournament.
Arrived in Scotland.
Practice in the afternoon. No practice round. Feels a little weird but I played here three years in a row so I should know the place. Worked a lot on the soft low shots today for next week when heading for The Open. Oh, yes, forgot. Pierre is back with his massage bench this week and his coffe drinking skills. He is a also a good physio.