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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF...
and Adam have long been regarded as two top professionals How important is training to you?
so it was encouraging to see that I could mix it with them in a Training is incredibly important to reach your potential as a
tournament situation. player, as well as helping you stay healthy and injury free. Golf
has only recently started to be recognised as an athletic sport
How do you overcome any nerves in competitions?
and most of the guys of my generation train hard as a matter of
Nerves are a good thing; they mean you have a chance to
routine now. I do some CV work and a lot of flexibility training
achieve something. I’d say embrace nerves and don’t be afraid
but also have some weight routines to add strength and power.
of the moment that you are in. If you have done everything in
your preparation to perform at your best, you should have the What do get out of it?
confidence to go out and perform at the highest level. Improved performance, and a good release both physically and
mentally. You never really get your heart rate up playing golf so
What would you do if you weren’t a pro golfer?
working hard in the gym is a nice change of pace for me.
I studied Marketing at Stirling University, so probably something
marketing related in the sports industry. Do you have a healthy diet?
I try to watch what I eat, although we travel extensively so it can
Which sports person do you admire?
become difficult, or even impossible, at times. It’s sometimes
I admire Sergio Garcia. He is talented, passionate and fearless
hard to get hold of fresh fruit and veg and we’re limited to the
out on the course.
hotel or local restaurants.
Do you consider your sport as a hobby or a job?
What’s your unhealthy vice?
It is definitely a job; I work hard and give up a lot of things to do
Starbucks Caramel Macchiato, and the odd drink with pals
it, but a great job, and something I always enjoy.
when I am home. You will always have vices; taking them
Do you play any other sports?
in moderation is key.
I go to the gym a lot, swim and play racquet sports - badminton,
table tennis and tennis.
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