I hope that you guys had the opportunity to see our episode of Inside the PGA Tour on The Golf Channel Tuesday evening. Amanda, Hughes, and I had the best time filming the show, and everyone has said that they really enjoyed it. I hope that the comedy came through in it because I was definitely trying to be a goof, but I was being serious about when you get in the bunker. Suns out, guns out people. Do it. Boom. If you happened to miss it we will make sure that a link is put on both HadsCorner.com and ChessonHadley.com.
It was so nice last week to make the cut and play well on the weekend. The PGA Tour is so different from the Web.com Tour. I only made 5 birdies on the weekend and moved up, big time. The courses are just so much harder and provide a serious challenge. The course was playing so brutal on Sunday and I did well to shoot 1 under. I really wanted that last putt on 18 to shoot two under, but like I said 1 under 69 was a great score on Sunday. We spent the night in West Palm and flew out the next morning to Puerto Rico.
The flight was only about 2 hours and it was nice to take a day off. We are staying on property as is about everyone playing this week. The accommodations are lovely and the pool is outstanding. It is really close to the ocean and everyone heads to the pool in the afternoon to hang out. Definitely getting a chance to work on the serious farmers tan that I have had my entire life. And yes, I am taking my own advice with the suns out, guns out motto.
Today was such a great round of golf. I have not hit it as well as I did today since Las Vegas. Just took the same mental attitude that I found last week and joined it with the final key to the puzzle with the long game and everything seemed to come together this morning. I am really excited about getting back out there tomorrow. The wind is absolutely brutal down here and should be fun come tomorrow afternoon. Anything under par will be a great round if the wind is blowing as hard as it was on our back nine.
I will give you guys a quick idea as to what I am thinking about mentally and the last little swing thought that I am using to really get things going again. After my first round last week of 3 over, I was ticked out of my mind and was just going to go out there the next day and play like I didn’t care. I didn’t care if I shot 60 or 80 I was going to be the same. Turns out, as I came to remember during the round, that that is exactly how you are supposed to play golf. I added a little intensity to it, and boom I was right back where I needed to be mentally. The last piece of the puzzle came yesterday when Jeff told me (via text) to just focus on staying tall. I was still struggling with hooking the ball and everything started lining up after hitting a few balls with that swing thought. Staying tall helps start the club on the proper path on the downswing. To those of you don’t know much about golf, that is very important. I really got a great feel for it this morning during the warm up session and I was able to take it to the course. I am excited about playing again tomorrow.
We are heading to a little soiree this evening at the hotel and it should shape out to be a lovely little evening. Thanks for keeping up guys.