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Fit For Anything With Pete Aboard - Forest of Arden 06.05.04           

Itís good to be back home playing tournament golf again after a mixture of good and bad in America.  Itís particularly pleasing to be back at a venue where I have played well before.
The Marriott Forest of Arden is one of my favourite tracks in the world so I am looking forward to another successful weekend in the Midlands.
There wonít be any time for relaxing, however, particularly as both my fitness trainers are on site.   John Newton and Steve Hampson never allow me to get lax on my regime.  Itís difficult to get up sometimes in a morning for the daily grind in the gym, but itís all well worth the effort because I feel great when itís over.
  Iím still trying to complete synchronisation between swing and weight loss so I am persevering, keeping working and hopefully one day it is all going to fall into place.
Iíve got Pete Coleman, Bernhard Langerís long-time caddy, on the bag for me this week for the first time and hopefully it will be the start of a long and successful relationship.  I have a great deal of respect for him because he has won big tournaments around the world.  Itís exciting to have the chance to work with him because his experience has already shown in practice.
JP, my immediate past caddy and still a good friend, and I had got a little bit stale in partnership and fortunately Pete was available.  He can only help.
I am not always the easiest person to work with, but I have been impressed how quickly Pete has been able to pick the clubs for me after just a couple of rounds together practising.
Iíve been guilty of being too demanding in the past and have had to apologise on numerous occasions, but I now realise that nobody gets it right all the time.   Hopefully this is going to be the start of a particularly successful relationship.

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