One Good Round Could Make A Big Difference
“Sometimes, it’s just seeing the lines and that comes with a lot of confidence and being able to really trust it, both with ball-striking and around the greens.
It’s like the chicken or the egg – you can’t play well without confidence, but you can’t really gain confidence without playing well.
Like I said, every player knows you can sometimes have a decent finish, but you don’t really feel great about your game, but you were able to get it around somehow. Other times, you feel like you played really well and you might have had a couple little hiccups here and there or an unlucky break or whatever it may be,and all of a sudden you miss the cut and you’re playing well.
It’s just kind of getting a little bit of confidence rolling, and I think one good round of golf could do that for me right now and just seeing a few more putts roll in and just kind of taking it from there, but I’m excited about the week, and like I said, I feel like I’m playing pretty well.”
I love the golf course.
It’s a good, traditional layout, everything is pretty much right in front of you. There’s nothing quirky or tricky about it. It’s in great shape and I think if you can drive it well out here, you can have a lot of cracks at birdie. If you’re missing fairways and hitting in some of the fairway bunkers, it’s going to be a little bit more difficult.
I think that’s one of the keys around here is to be hitting the ball in the fairway and the fairways are pretty generous and they’re pure and you can kind of take on some pins if you’re hitting a mid-iron out of the fairways.”
60 Years Without A Canadian Winner
“I know that no matter how we play, they’re still going to be fans of us and they’re going to cheer us on.
I don’t think we’re going to let anyone down by not winning or not playing our best golf, but all we can do is really try our best and I guarantee every single Canadian in the field is going to give it all that they have this week, and that’s really all that you can expect or ask of them.
I think that we have as strong of a group of Canadian players here this year as we’ve had and I think this is my sixth or seventh Canadian Open that I can remember.
Obviously Mike (Weir) is starting to show some form. David (Hearn) has had a nice, solid year and with (Adam) Hadwin and (Roger) Sloan with a couple of wins on the Web .com Tour, I think the future is bright,and hopefully it’s an exciting week and we can make some noise on the weekend.”