Murillo blog: Adapting to life on Tour

Sat 13 Sep 2014

Murillo blog: Adapting to life on Tour

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By Wolmer Murillo
I came back to the Asian Tour this week from not playing any tournaments since the Queen’s Cup in Koh Samui three months ago. I didn’t do much during the break. I thought I would give myself some time off from golf as it has been a hectic first half of the year playing on the Asian Tour since getting my card at the Qualifying School.
That explained why I didn’t play well on the first day but it kind of worked out yesterday and today. I regained my momentum and I got used to the playing conditions out there. I was chasing for a good round to happen and I am glad it happened today. I read the greens well and I putted better. It’s been kind of crazy today. I knocked a lot of long putts. I think the longest one was from 35 to 40 feet. I managed to get the grip of the greens which explained the low score today.
It’s not easy to putt on this kind of greens here. I made a lot of long putts but I also missed a few short ones for birdies. I guess that is golf for you.
The season has been a bit rough for me. It has not been easy for Q-School graduates like me to try and make the cut every week. Making it through the Qualifying School was tough enough and having to play events back to back was something that I still need to cope with, especially the travelling. It’s just so tough at the start, especially when you’re also trying to make money out of it.
Having said that, I still feel excited every time I play on the main Tour. I managed to do well at the Queen’s Cup before the break so it was not too bad. It was challenging at the beginning but it was fun. I had a chance to play with Thongchai (Jaidee) at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters and that was an amazing experience. I guess it will take a bit of time to adapt to the life on Tour.
I was barely practicing during the summer break. I was trying to stay away from golf because there’s so much golf from now on. I am hoping for a good result this week to get off to a good start for the remainder of the season. My aim is definitely to keep my card for next year and also to chase for my maiden win.