I slept well on Wednesday night. After yesterday’s rain delay, I wasn’t so sure about the shuteye I would get on Thursday night.
In case you haven’t heard, I’m still waiting to take my first shot in my first PGA Tour event after heavy rain stopped play at 8:46 a.m. and play didn’t get started again until 4:08 p.m.
We got up about 7 a.m., looked out the window and went to bed. We got up again about 8:30, looked outside and couldn’t see out the window because it was just hammered with water.
I didn’t even think they would get off, but I called the tour office and they said they had played about four holes, but they were looking at about noon to resume play. I said, `OK, no problem.’
I called back around 11 and they said, `Noon’s not happening, maybe 3:10.’
I said, `OK, we’re going to see a movie.’
We saw Hangover. It’s pretty funny. It’s a good way to spend a few hours and I really did need a distraction. Afterwards, I got a text, saying that I might get off around 8 p.m. We hung out, had some dinner and got to Glen Abbey about 6:30.
We got down to the locker room and found out I wasn’t going off at all and that’s when I got a little disappointed, so we just went for a good practice session, hit some putts and chips, like I’d been doing for the past few days.
Now, we’re looking at 36 holes on Friday. It’s going to be hard slogging around in wet conditions, tough to keep my focus and make sure I’m hydrated. It’s going to be a battle. Hey, I’m not a junior anymore.
The hamstring is still giving me some trouble. I didn’t have a treatment on Thursday, but will try to get one early on Friday or between rounds.
I’m ready to go – again.
I admit driving in here when I thought I would be teeing off, I started feeling nervous so I know what the feeling will be like on Friday. As long as I can keep my breathing, thought patterns and emotions in check, I’ll be fine.
There’s going to be adrenalin. There’s going to be nerves. If I can find a way to control that, I don’t have any doubt about my ability.
It’s all new. It’s all a learning experience. Whether I handle it really well or if I’m shaky, I’ll learn something. This isn’t my last tournament, so I will take something away from Glen Abbey.
Aside from getting married and the birth of my son, this is still the coolest thing I’ve ever done and I plan to take something away from it.