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March 25 2013

12:30 PM

Els blog: Pair of 75s 'not acceptable'

Scoring is always very tough at Bay Hill – it’s that kind of golf course – and we had some challenging conditions this year. The wind was blowing hard on day one and it was also quite cool, then it rained on Friday, but there was still a score out there. It’s not acceptable to me to shoot a pair of 75s and miss the cut.

So far this year I’ve played some decent golf in parts, but I’m not quite there on the consistency front. All you can do is keep working hard, though. As we saw last year, your fortunes can change quickly in this game.
 
On Sunday I set out from Florida to Thailand for this week’s inaugural Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT. I hear that the venue for this tournament, the Alpine Golf Resort, is really beautiful. Looking back I’ve had great experiences when visiting Thailand and especially enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Thai people and their wonderful cuisine. I’m sure the local golf fans will come out and support what is a landmark event for golf in Northern Thailand. As Open champion I’m excited to be a part of it and I look forward to sharing some of my experiences with you.

After this tournament finishes I have an SAP function in New York, including tickets to see the Yankees play the Red Sox on the opening game of the season. Then it’s back to Florida to work on my game at the Bear’s Club and get ready for a return to Augusta the following week. I can’t wait to get back there again.

Bye for now.

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