A great start from Alex, -5 and tied for second place.
Pictures showing the action from WGC Shanghai
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2011-11-02 I know I've been slacking with pictures so here you go. Gettyimages sent me a bunch of the ones they took over the last few weeks.
Sergio has had a good run. I'm not surprised at all. He is so impressive and easily one of the nicest guys there is.
We had a putting contest for charity in Portugal which was fun.
I beat Kaymer which was huge;)
This was a funny moment. In 2008, we ended up exactly the same as this year at Sergio's home tournament. He won and I finished 3rd.
17th at Castellon. Fade.
Out of the trees at Valderrama last week;)
The weather here in China was the worst I've been in for a while. Pooring down all day. But we still managed to get a good practice day. I've played so much lately it was nice to get a full day of practicing. Out at 10.40 tomorrow with Jhonattan Vegas who I played with in college and Adam Bland.
Wish me luck!
2011-11-01 Finally arrived in Shanghai, China after a long flight from Paris. Felt short though as I needed some sleep. Last week was a true test for me at Valderrama. Didn't hit it good enough to get enough chances to shoot low but my short game got a lot of training;)
Just played 18 holes with Colsaerts and the course is pretty much like when I played it last time in 2009. Quite long and fair and firm greens. I like. It's such a different atmosphere playing these tournaments where all the top players play. The biggest difference is that there are more coaches than players;) I had four coaches with me last week and only one this.
Soft gym session and now I'm struggling to stay awake. The jet-lag is kicking in strong.
Golfing World joins Alex on Valderrama, click here!
2011-10-24 Felt amazing finishing with a 64 yesterday and move up to 3rd. Good points on the board and a good feeling going into this week at one of my favourite courses in the world, Valderrama.
Felt good working out when the weather is looking like this.
Stopped raining at least so heading up to the course to meet my coach.