In what other sport would someone have a performance like Frank did this last week and be stuck in the same category as the unwashed masses the day after?
After his round was over he was really mad. He called me up and was beating himself up over his bogeys on 16 and 17 because he thought he missed the top 10 by one. Turns out he missed by two.
The issues we ironed out last week reared their ugly head on 16 and 17. He hit one left of the grandstand on 16 and made bogey, then hit it in the native area left on 17 and was forced to go back to the tee.
Then proceeded to make birdie for bogey an 17 and birdie 18. How’s that for salvaging the round?
He immediately had to drive to the airport to get to New Orleans for a 7:45 time this morning. I expect he is exhausted after the battle he had in San Antonio. I am hoping he is not too hard on himself if he struggles.
We had a talk on the phone again when he was on his way to the airport and we discussed him getting back to the two simple things we established when I was down there.
I expected him to regain his form at some point, just not so quickly. Winning is often about getting the right break at the right time, but I expect Frank to continue to contend. He has an excellent chance to be a full member of the tour next year by using his opportunities the rest of the year to finish in the top 125.
I know he is not thrilled with having to play the Nationwide Tour next year to be a full member of the tour in 2014, but he will have no problem finishing top 50 on that money list in 2013.
Good luck today Frank.