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It’s still strange times travelling international, the only way I could get over for the Scottish & the Open was to travel in a bubble from the Travelers championship. Imagine taking a flight with just 25 people on the plane!
@europeantour really produce some of the funniest social media content, this week they set up a spoof presenter for some fun with some of the players, of course my good friend @henrikstenson was one of them but hey he’s been around the block a few times & quickly caught on! I received my payback the following week…
I enjoy playing this course & it’s a great warm up for the Open in terms of playing different greens, rolling fairways, bump & run shots. Got off to a solid start with 66 & 68 going into the weekend, stalled a touch on Saturday with a 70 but Sunday I felt comfortable and went on a run shooting a 63, annoyingly a missed short birdie putt on 17 cost me getting into the play off.
Sunday was a crazy day, tee off at 11.11am & with the 8 under Rd held the clubhouse lead, the weather delay keep me from leaving and catching the flight for the @euro2020 finals. Finally, when play resumed & 1 player posted 1 better @netsjets got me to Wembley for the 2nd half. Amazing experience with a few of us in a box & truly gutted for the lads to not finish it off with penalties.
What a pleasure to be back at the Open & have the fans, I think it was around 25,000 a day & the atmosphere was just incredible. Again, due to the Covid guidelines we rented a RV on an enclosed site along with @henrikstenson (big mistake!) & @officialtommyfleetwood.
How my friend thought this one up I will never know, middle of Tuesday night I wake up to the sound of what I thought was a huge storm, such a noise & than I look out & there was no rain? Turns out he had dumped a huge amount of TUNA fish on the roof of our RV & the sea gulls were having a field day, ahh
Average start to the championship & had work to do on Friday however a nice 66 took care of business. A further 71 & 68 ended up as a T26 but what an amazing week, as I said the fans were fantastic and a real pleasure to play for during a beautiful summer week in England, 3 birdies on the par 3 16th was such a buzz.
After the Open we had 3 wonderful weeks at home seeing family & friends after some 18 months. During that time, I had a good rummage around and found this outfit from the 2008 Open, what to say I was a little bash in my younger years… During the downtime spent time @woburngolfclub & surprised three awesome juniors, go over to www.youtube.com Ian Poulter channel, we are starting to post a lot of content on there now.
Managed to get in on the number, 50th in the world rankings and took full advantage opening nicely with 64,66,67, had a great ‘bogey’ during the 2nd rd. which shot link did not do justice to my first drive! T5 going into the last day, had a tough Rd. & finished T10 but really pleased with the last 3 events which earnt me valuable Ryder Cup points.
The first of the play off’s sitting 79th & needed to get to 70 or better to advance. Unfortunately, one of those weeks where a 3rd rd. 71 dropped me back from T30 to T60th, a last rd. 67 moved me up 29 spots but not good enough & finished my @pgatour season in 79th place.
So, I had 2 weeks off with the family, gym work & practice before heading back to the United Kingdom again. Also signed off the next items for www.ianpoultershop.com , a great looking cooler flask & hat – ‘SHAG BAG’
Back over to the UK for the @europeantour flagship event, so good to play in front of the fans, sadly I could not get it going and missed the cut which meant a nervous 72 hours waiting for @padraigharrington to announce his picks after the team final standings Sunday night
So now I will prepare for the end of the month, so excited and it never gets old trust me. I will post my final blog this year after finishing the season in November sharing my Ryder Cup experience, until then.