Ready To Can Can All The Way Home - 10.11.04
|Itís great to be back in Japan at a tournament I havenít played in for five years. |
Few courses can rival the Taiheiyo Club for condition and scenery given that it is overlooked by Mount Fuji and possesses some of the finest fairways in the world together with as slick a set of greens as we play on all year.
My game feels more solid than it has for several weeks although I played well tee to green in the US Tour Championship last week without being able to hole many putts for the last three days.
I have been trying a new driver this week, but that now belongs to a 14-year-old schoolboy who carried our scoreboard during the pro-am. I wish him well with it.
Itís been an interesting week already and I am now the proud owner of 309 cans of Asahi Super Dry which just happens to be my favourite lager. They came courtesy of my longest drive on the 18th today - one each for every yard.
They may come in handy on the three-hour drive back to the airport on Sunday night when hopefully Iíll be sampling some out of the trophy. Having said that my good friend Lee Westwood is going to be very difficult to beat given that he has rarely finished out of the top six in 12 visits to Japan - and one when he did was his first visit and our manager Chubby was caddying for him. Itís no wonder he missed the cut then.
Wish me well this week because I only have here and Sun City to produce a win that would turn a disappointing season into an acceptable one.