It's been awhile since I updated my blog so I finally have the time tonight before I fly to Paris in the morning. I was disappointed to miss the cut at the U.S. Open and it makes it even harder when you miss it by 1. The USGA gave Pebble Beach a facelift and the course was challenging. The weather was dry so the greens and fairways got firmer by the hour. Oh yeah, and the USGA added this high stringy grass up on the edges of the bunkers. That was interesting when your ball landed in the 2 feet rough! Your short game had to be spot on and obviously mine wasn't the best it needed to be. I just couldn't get putts to fall and it cost me the opportunity to play through the weekend. It was a great venue, it really doesn't get any better than Pebble Beach!
I was able to catch some of the final round on Sunday and I'm glad I had the chance to see Tom Watson walk up 18 for probably the last time at Pebble Beach in a major. Tom Watson is truly one of the greats and still is amazing to watch play. It was pretty cool to see him toss his golf ball into the ocean like he did in 1982. I have a feeling he has a lot of golf left and watch out at St. Andrews.
It's unfortunate I missed the cut again last week at the Travelers Championship. It was my first time playing TPC River Highlands and the course was in good shape. The greens were a lot softer than at Pebble so at the start of the week I was looking forward to making some putts and gain some confidence. I usually play well on TPC courses but just couldn't get it going in Cromwell. I'm working on my wedge play and three quarter shots and hopefully can get it going this week in Paris.
I'll write more from Ireland next week. I'm playing in the JP McManus Pro-Am on Monday and Tuesday. It's a very special event and a lot of guys from the TOUR are playing in it this year so should be a good time for a great charity. You can also check out my facebook and twitter pages for more up-to-date information before next week.
Until next time, take care.
Adam Scott in action at the U.S. Open.