work and attending a press conference fore the scribes.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that much of the questioning will not be about this week’s tournament, but The Open at Sandwich next week. Still, it is five questions into the interrogation before Royal St.George’s comes up which must be something of a record given that the world’s biggest and best championship is just around the corner.
I’m asked if it was a tough call to come to the bonny banks, but insist that it wasn’t and that I would still be here even if my main sponsor wasn’t Barclay’s Capital. But I have to admit that in an ideal world, it would probably be beneficial for the guys playing in next week’s Open to be preparing on a links course this week.
The thing about Loch Lomond is that it gives you the opportunity to hit a lot of different shots into greens – low or high or whatever it takes – and that is precisely the nature of the beast we will be tackling in Kent. You also need a lot of imagination at Loch Lomond – another quality which will be tested to the full at Royal St.George’s.
We won’t get half or even a quarter as many bad bounces as we will at Sandwich, but I do not feel in any way handicapped that I won’t be on a links course this week. I grew up on them, know what to expect and I’ll be ready come a week today. .