How tough is it playing on tour week in, week out?
It’s not really tough but the travelling makes it quite difﬁcult and not spending that much time at home isn’t ideal but that’s just part of being a professional golfer.
I don’t usually spend that much time away from the golf course or the hotel.
For me, I’m much happier in Europe because that means you get to spend a couple of nights at home each week which breaks up the weeks quite nicely.
How much time do you spend practising and when you do practise, what do you work on?
I’m not a big practiser to be honest, I’ll hit a bucket of balls when I’m at home and when I’m at a tournament I’ll never hit balls after a round of golf. I’ll hit a few before I go out and play but that’s it.
Alignment is the only thing that I will always try and keep on top of – that’s with the long game really. My dad is my coach and we haven’t really changed anything in my swing for about eight years, so if anything goes wrong we just go back to basics with alignment or ball position. I like to keep things really simple.
What do you do to relax when not playing golf?
Between events when I’m at home I like to see my friends, play a bit of Xbox or watch movies. When I’m away it’s just chilling out in the hotel room really. If I’ve had an early tee time I’ll usually have a little power nap in the afternoon and listen to a bit of music.
What targets have you set yourself this year?
Over the next 12 months I’d obviously love to get that ﬁrst win. For this year my goals were to get inside the top 100, get my ﬁrst win and make it to the Race to Dubai again. As long as I have another couple of decent results I should be ﬁne.
What’s it like being in the mix coming down the stretch on a Sunday?
It’s what you work towards. It’s quite nerve-wracking but you’re excited at the same time. It’s a good feeling and it’s nice to be up there on a Sunday. I like to see where I am on the leaderboard, especially in the ﬁnal round.
If you’re faced with a four-foot putt to win a tournament, how do you think you’ll handle that?
I guess when that moment comes, I’ll just do what I do and hopefully that moment will come fairly soon.
If you could be one other professional golfer, who would you be?
I’d probably say Adam Scott. No one seems to have a bad word to say about him, he’s won the Masters and has had a fantastic career.