Kyle German earned an exemption into this week’s RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey after winning the Titleist and FootJoy Canadian PGA Club Professionals Championship last fall. He continues his daily blog on GNN as the countdown is on to his first tee-off time on the PGA Tour on Thursday.
Ever sign a golf ball?
It’s a lot harder than it looks. I still can’t read what I wrote, but I love getting range balls and giving them to the kids just to see their reactions.
They’re faces just light up and, it’s funny because the dads’ faces light up too. It’s great.
I guess I can relate with my son just being born earlier this year. Speaking of that, my wife Taryn and son Lane were due in Wednesday night and I was planning to meet them at the hotel. Taryn has been e-mailing me pictures so I can see him before I go to bed every night.
My parents arrived on Tuesday night and, I didn’t realize this, but an aunt and uncle who live here are going to come too, so I’ll be surrounded by family,
I should sleep well on Wednesday night, but Thursday morning will be hard because I don’t tee off until 1:45 with Matt Weibring and Wil Collins.
I don’t know either of them, but I’m usually quiet on the golf course, which may be surprising to some because you can’t stop me from talking anywhere else. Gene and I will talk and just try to make sure we have our numbers right.
No matter what happens, I know I’m going to be really nervous, so first tee, I’m just going to swing hard, go find it and keep going.
I think there’s going to be so much adrenalin and so much nervous energy when I’m on the first tee, I won’t be able to breathe. There will be a few really, really deep breaths and I’m sure I won’t be able to feel my legs, so I’m just going to put the ball on the tee and go.
That’s all I can do.
Actually, not feeling my legs might be a good thing with the way my hamstring has been acting up the past few days.
Wednesday was pretty quiet. I slept in until about 10 a.m., came over and had breakfast, putted and chipped for about two hours and had another treatment on the hamstring that has been bothering me.
I asked the trainer how bad it is and he gave me the, `It’s not the best,’ line. He said it’s going to need a lot of work when I get home too, but he’s working hard on it and he’s getting in there good. He said it’s definitely better than it was because he could get down to the deep tissue.
For a couple of hours after he works on it, it feels perfect, but then I hit balls and putt and stand around and it starts aching a bit. When it gets up into the glut muscle, I tend to pull out of my swing, so we’ll see what happens tomorrow.
As I was waiting for my treatment on Wednesday, I got a call from the Team 1040. It’s the sports radio station in Vancouver and they wanted me on the Blake Price show.
I said, `Yeah, I’ve got time right now.’
He tried to get me to give Tiger the gears about his performance at the British Open. I guess there had been some bad press about how he acted, but the truth is, I didn’t see much of that because I was getting ready to come out here.
I said, `Blake, you’re crazy if you think I’m going to start trash-talking Tiger Woods. It’s not going to happen.’
I can’t remember who it was, but someone was in the locker room and heard me and he started howling,
I didn’t know if they were going to run the interview straight, or if they were going to chop it. I got an e-mail from a girl I used to work with and she said, `Nice work on dodging the Tiger question.’
I guess I’ve learned something with this experience.
The countdown is on, I’m about to be on the PGA Tour officially.