The Big Easy report

mulligan, 26 July 2006, Comments Off on The Big Easy report
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Some commentators were saying we were going to tear this golf course apart, but I just didn’t see that to be honest with you. Maybe if you were out there playing with your mates you could go and shoot the lights out, but this is the Open Championship. You can’t afford to take too many risks or make silly mistakes. This kind of golf course can really bite you if you get out of position. You have to remember it’s a four round event. You have to stay patient and pace yourself.

As it turned out, I had to really battle out there on Saturday. My iron play just wasn’t there, especially on the front nine. I was all over the place, to be honest. But I hung in there and like I say, I battled right to the end. My putter saved me, basically.

Tiger played great golf and I have to give him a lot of credit for that. He had a game plan, he stuck to it, and it worked out very well for him.

Having had a night to reflect on things, obviously it’s hard to be happy when you’ve had a chance to win a major and it doesn’t come off. But like I said in my introduction, on this occasion I have got to be satisfied with a top-three finish. I haven’t been in the top-10 at majors for a while, so it was great playing late over the weekend and playing decent golf. I gave it my best shot, 100 per cent all the way, but on this occasion it wasn’t good enough.Still this was a big week for me. For the first time in a while I can honestly say that I’m excited about my golf game again.

More on Ernie’s blog.


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