I've been meaning to write for a few days now and the days keep getting away from me. It's been a good end to the season and I've been enjoying some down time. I was pleased with finishing the year with 4 top ten finishes including winning my first national championship on home soil! I've been close at home, but I never got over the line until this year. I think winning the Australian Open makes it even sweeter. Unfortunately I had to go through about six months of just playing pretty awful but that's how the game is. I feel like my game is stronger and I'm definitely a better player and learned a great deal by going through the rough patch. It was also very special that Greg Norman was at the Aussie Open and presented me with the trophy. He's always been so generous with the countless bits of advice on the game and so many other things. Greg showed me how much he believed in me this year and although I wish I could have played well at Harding Park at least I had the opportunity to share my victory at NSW Golf Club with him. We travel the world all year and only get three weeks a year to show our stuff at home so it is great to have my first win in Australia and looking forward to many more.
I can hardly believe the holidays are here, not sure where the year has gone! I've been enjoying some time with friends and family and getting into the spirit of the season. I plan on taking a couple of weeks off and then will begin preparing for 2010. I just want to take a moment to say thanks again to everyone that supported my Foundation this year. I appreciate everyone that made a donation, donated their time and of course a special thank you to all of our sponsors. We couldn't change the lives of our youth without each and every person that's been a part of our mission. I will have some exciting announcements on my Foundation in the next couple of months and I look forward to sharing them with you soon.
Until then, have a wonderful holiday season! I'll be in touch after the New Year!