A Long Road
Posted: 9th June 2010
Having missed the cut at both Colonial and The Memorial, it is clear that I am struggling with my game. The long layoff because of the shoulder injury is still having its effect.
However, as we head to the St Jude Classic this week, I am just trying to stay positive and hoping to regain my form. Stay positive and stay healthy…that’s my current mantra.
The seven weeks off and the subsequent period of struggle has completely ruined my plans for the season. My ranking has dropped just below 100, so the first priority now would be to get it back into the top-50. Secondly, it has played havoc with my schedule.
For the second half of the season, unless I post some good results on the PGA Tour soon, it looks like I will have to play more in America. I am exempt on the European Tour, but need to secure my card on the PGA Tour. So, I am now going to play Munich, French Open and Scottish Open and try to make it to the Open Championship. Thereafter, it’s going to be a long stay in the US.
I am thinking of heading back to India for a week during the US Open, for which I failed to qualify. I need a bit of rest and be with my Harjai and Kudrat. I also need to spend a bit of time on my swing. Because of the shoulder injury, I am bringing a bit of hands into my swing.
The only good news is that my shoulder is feeling much better. If I have to qualtify the progress, I’d say it is 80 per cent better. I am using a stim machine, which stimulates the muscles and increases blood supply in the injured area, and that seems to have helped a lot.
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