Back 9 with Jonathan Moore

Fri 07 Jun 2013

Back 9 with Jonathan Moore

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June 7: Jonathan Moore of the United States is one of the most easy-going players on the Asian Tour. In this latest segment of Back 9, he talks about his least favourite question asked by the media and his goal of winning the Thailand Golf Championship and U.S. Open.
1) What is the one tournament that you want to win in Asia and around the world?
I would like to win the Thailand Golf Championship because I like the golf course and event. I’ve improved every year I’ve played there so hopefully I can win it this year! I would also like to win the U.S. Open because it is in my home country and it is one tournament that tests your game mentally and physically.
2) If there is one rule of golf that you can change, what would it be?
I would like to change the divot rule. It is quite frustrating when you hit your ball right down the fairway and the ball rests in a divot.
3) How would you describe yourself as a golfer?
I do a good job at being patient and composed. I also putt well.
4) Which golf course do you really want to play on?
Augusta National Golf Club. I grew up watching players play on that course so I really want to play there.
5) What would you do if there’s no internet or television in your hotel room during the tournament week?
Thankfully my Claire is with me a lot so we can hang out and have fun.
6) What is your best advice received as a professional golfer?
Ben Crane told me that golf and your score can’t really define you as a golfer.
7) When you win a golf tournament, who do you want to see when you sink that winning putt?
I would like to see my wife Claire. We have been through a lot together so I would like to see her when I sink that winning putt.
8) What is your least favourite question by the media?
When I’m playing well and they ask, “You know Jonathan you haven’t been playing well…” It is probably more of the tone which I don’t like rather than the question itself.
9) What is the oldest golf club in the bag? (how old?)
It is my putter that I’ve used since I was 17!
About MOORE                                                                                              
Country:                      United States
Date Of Birth:                         April 17, 1985
Residence:                   Oklahoma, United States
Family:                        Married, wife Claire
Turned Pro:                 2007
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT TOUR WIN: (1) 2011 PGM-ADT-CCM Impian Classic, Malaysia.
AMATEUR WINS: 2006 NCAA Golf Championship, United States.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: After winning the Asian Development Tour Order of Merit in 2011, Jonathan came of age in 2012 when he finished seventh on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit. He finished second behind Gaganjeet Bhullar in the Venetian Macau Open after charging up the leaderboard with a closing 65 and also runner-up behind Sergio Garcia at the season-ending Iskandar Johor Open following a sizzling 61 on the last day. Jonathan won his first Asian Development Tour title at the 2011 PGM-ADT-CCM Impian Classic in Malaysia. He closed with a 67 to defeat Artemio Murakami of the Philippines by three strokes. Subsequently finished top of the ADT Order of Merit to earn his Asian Tour card for the 2012 season. He was a former US Walker Cup team member. His wife Claire caddies for him full-time and he credits the partnership for their success. Represented the United States in the Walker Cup.