Lipsky Blog: Ready for a good week at #MMO

Wed 04 Feb 2015

Lipsky Blog: Ready for a good week at #MMO


Kuala Lumpur, February 4: American David Lipsky begins his reign as Asian Tour number one at the season-opening Maybank Malaysian Open which starts on Thursday. Read his blog from Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

 By David Lipsky

It’s always good to be back in Kuala Lumpur. I’ve got good memories of this course and I enjoy playing here and being in this city. I’m always looking forward to coming back here (for the Maybank Malaysian Open).

I’m really proud with what I accomplished last year obviously (winning the Order of Merit title) and I’ll try to carry that forward this year. My win in Switzerland (Omega European Masters) set up everything and overall, I was satisfied with how I played the entire year. I played relatively consistently and had a bunch of high finishes. I’m just looking to carry it forward this year and competing against the best player every week.

My goal is the same every year, which is to get better every year, each and every day, every week and every month. That’s my only goal. Everything else that happens comes from that. I don’t set goals like winning a Major, stuff like that, it’s just purely to get better.

I’m trying to get my ball striking more consistent. I’ve started working with a new coach (Mike Walker) and I think it’s helped and I’m seeing the results of it in the last couple of weeks and I’m excited for the year ahead.

I’ve played here three months ago, and it helps that I’m familiar with the course and I know where the pins are going to be. This will be my fifth time here and I feel like this is my home course now. I feel very comfortable out there.

After ending the season, I took three weeks off last year and didn’t really practice until a few days before I left for Abu Dhabi. I was a little rusty. But I needed some time to decompress which helps and it was very helpful. I was with my friends, took some trips around the US to visit some of my friends. That was it. Just to take my mind off golf and to get ready for the season.

I’ve played in PGA Tour events before but I’ve never played one in in the U.S. which is where I’m from. I’m really looking forward to that (the WGC-Cadillac Championship next month) as it’s something that I have always aspired to do. To be able to do that is like fulfilling a childhood dream. My first Major, that too at St Andrews (in July), will make more special.