April 2nd, 2015

Lousy score

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April 2nd, 2015

Lousy score

In preparation of The Masters I played the first round of the Shell Houston Open today. Clearly I'm not just here to practice. Just like any other tournament, I want to finish as high as possible.

I'm absolutely not satisfied with my first round. I've made way to many stupid mistakes and lost a lot of shots because of that. The start of my round was alright with a birdie on the par-5 thirteenth (I started on 10) and pars for the rest of the first nine holes. But on the first hole of the course I hit a 9-iron from a perfect lie in the middle of the fairway way to far from the flag and make a 3-putt bogey. That is just a silly mistake, because you should hit a 9-iron within 12 ft. of the flag.

Hole eight is another hole where I lose two, maybe even three shots. I hit a great drive down the middle of the fairway, but slightly pull my 3-iron in the left greenside bunker. Not the best spot to be in with the flag sitting on the back right of the green with water 20 ft. behind it.

But the bunker shot I hit was the most stupid shot I could've hit. I hit it way to thin and the ball goes straight in to the middle of the lake: double bogey.

These are mistakes you just shouldn't make and because of that again I shoot over par and walk of the course with a lousy feeling.

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