Murillo Blog: Ready for Q-School

Tue 11 Feb 2014

Murillo Blog: Ready for Q-School

  • SHARE
Cha-am, Hua Hin, Thailand, January 11: Wolmer Murillo is the only Venezuelan in the Qualifying School Final Stage presented by Sports Authority of Thailand this week. He hopes to fly his country flag high as he aims to earn an Asian Tour card for 2014 in his second attempt at Qualifying School.
In this blog, Murillo talks about his preparations for Qualifying School and learning more about the Asian Tour from countryman Gilberto Morales.
By Wolmer Murillo
I’m trying to work on my game in a more fun way. It’s more about having fun and trying to pick up from there. That’s what I have decided with my coach. My ball striking is good and I am feeling good for this week.
I’m very happy with my game now and confident that I will do a great job this week. Playing on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) last year has definitely helped in my game. I gained more experience playing out here in Asia.
I came to Asia last year hoping to earn my Asian Tour card which I didn’t. I decided to stick around after Qualifying School and try to familiarise myself playing in Asia. It was pretty much as investment for me.
I thought I can play in Asia for a year before trying to get my Asian Tour card again. Thanks to the ADT, I qualified for the final stage this week. I’m glad I decided to stay on because I actually feel more comfortable playing in Asia now.
Gilberto Morales previously played on the Asian Tour before but that was a long time ago. He told me things have changed and it is very different now compared to many years back. I guess I am still pretty much finding my way on my own.
The reason why I chose to play on the Asian Tour is because of the exciting challenge out here. I think if you want to make golf a career, you have to be able to play anywhere in the world.
Coming to Asia is the biggest step I’ve taken in my golf career. It’s been a great experience in Asia. I think there are a lot of opportunities out here too. That is one of the reasons why I came to Asia. I want to start from scratch and make my mark on the Asian Tour first before moving on to the European Tour and PGA Tour.