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The last few years I played a lot in the Middle East, i think with the new wraparound schedule, I feel like in previous years (Riviera) has been kind of my first event of the year and I feel like I'm getting left behind a little bit. Some guys have played eight and nine events and I'm playing my first or second.
The last few years I've been doing the Middle East thing, and it's a tough decision whether to go there and try and knock off some events as a European Tour member, this year I think overall looking at my results, I played a little bit better on the West Coast than I have in the Middle East, so that was another determining factor for coming back here to an event that I have had some success in the past.
I think I spent so much time and effort trying to implement what Chuck Cook wanted me to do that I got a little bit away from some of my strengths, i was concentrating on improving my weaknesses and forgetting a little bit about my strengths. For me, consistency is being able to scramble for par when I need to and grind out a round when I'm not at my best.
I felt a lot better today, Yesterday, I made a couple early bogeys and had that kind of 'here we go again' attitude. Today, I was determined to let every shot be what it was and try my best on the next one. I was a bit better mentally. That related into my physical game and I was able to hole a few more putts.