It’s been an interesting 2 weeks to start the trip. After feeling great with my preparation back home I got to Taiwan with a little back injury, I thought with a little rest and lighter preparation I would be good to go come Thursday, Unfortunately this was not the case! I wasn’t able to swing with any freedom and there was a lot of discomfort in trying to do so. Being the beginning of a 4 tournament stretch I made the difficult decision to withdraw and focus on getting my body ready for the next 3.
After receiving some acupuncture and resting for 4 days I arrived in Thailand for my next tournament still feeling a little sore but definitely feeling better. This week I was lucky enough that the Tour had a physio on site, she turned out to be a saviour. After getting treatment each day and limiting my practice the back was starting to feel better as the week went on.
The tournament venue for the week was the Jack Nicklaus designed Laem Chabang Intrnational Golf Club. It was a beautiful facility which rewarded good play. My expectations had probably changed a bit after the interupted preparation, however I still felt I could post some competitive scores.
After playing really nicely the first 2 rounds I shot scores of 68(-2) & 68 (-2) to be sitting 28th. Felt my ball striking was really good both days and I created plenty of great opportunities but just failed to take advantage on the greens. Things went a little off course over the weekend, didn’t feel as comfortable over the ball and hit a few too many loose shots which ended up hurting and I really struggled on the greens. Ending up shooting 72 (+2) & 73 (+3) to finish the tournament on 281 (+1) and in 48th.
Not the result I was hoping for, however with the limited preparation I am happy to have finished 4 rounds with the body feeling better. I now fly to Taiwan for next week’s Charming ACT event, excited to be able to prepare as normal and looking forward to the week.
Still sitting in a good position on the OOM currently 6th.