Que blog: Hoping to light it up in KL!

Thu 30 Oct 2014

Que blog: Hoping to light it up in KL!

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Kuala Lumpur, October 29: Filipino star Angelo Que is hoping to light it up at the CIMB Classic this week, with his golf and choice of colours for his clothes! Read his blog from the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.
By Angelo Que
It’s always fun playing in big events especially with no cuts. There’s not much pressure and it’s going to be fun. I’ve been playing quite solid the past few months. It will all depend on the putting. If I putt well, a lot of things can happen. Last week was a bit off (in Macau). After a good week (in Hong Kong where he finished runner-up), I guess I was kind of resting and getting ready for the CIMB Classic as this is a big week, especially representing the Asian Tour in a PGA Tour event. It’s very important.
There’s not much run on the course thi sweek. I didn’t play in the Malaysian Open this year and I’ve noticed some changes, some new tee boxes and they’ve taken out some trees but it’s still familiar. The fairways are really nice, the best I’ve seen in years. I’m playing with a lot of confidence, so hopefully that would be a factor.
Angelo Que of the Philippines Angelo Que of the Philippines
This week, I think the difference between us and the PGA Tour players is not much. I think they are more used to playing in these sort of conditions where the courses are longer and tougher. They play in more events which offer big prize funds every week and sometimes when we play in big events, we sometimes try to force it. We’re not used to it but we’re getting closer ... the way we’re hitting it compared to the top guys. I played with Lee Westwood for a few holes yesterday and the way he hits his irons is a bit different from us but we’re not that far. If we work hard enough, we’ll get there too.
We need to get used to playing in big events, we need to treat it just like any other event. We’re playing for bigger money and playing with top golfers but at the end of the day, you have to do it yourself. You have to do your own thing and not copy them. You have to trust yourself. We do it ourselves in different countries here. If more of our players get to play in events like these, we’ll get better and better.
Cameron Smith, our last guy into the field, he’s probably some US$500,00 behind David Lipsky. Imagine if he does well this week or win a million dollars, he’s going to shoot right up the Order of Merit. For the guys who got in this week, if we trust ourselves and do what we do best, we may be able to do well. The heat could be a factor. The guys from the US could get exhausted more because of the heat. We need to maintain our composure and trust ourselves.
We are not thinking about the Order of Merit but it’s always at the back of our minds. If you top the Order of Merit, it’s a big achievement. Being one of the guys to win the Order of Merit, you’re in the history books.
Golf changes so fast. One week, you’re grinding to make the cut or trying to keep your card and the next week, you may have a chance to win the Order of Merit. But sometimes, you can be way up there and sometimes, you can be way down there.  Golf is a game where you can’t relax. You can relax outside the course but when you compete, you can’t take anything for granted.
I just plan stay in the present and focus on my goal, which is to shoot under par every day. That’s been my goal since the start of the year. It doesn’t matter if it’s two under or five under.
Hopefully this week, I’ll do a little bit of mixing and matching again with my clothes. I might surprise some of the players and crowds on one of the days, maybe wear really, really bright, wear the same colours.
It fits me. I always want to stand out in a good way, especially wearing bright colours. Sometimes when you play around, you see someone hitting from afar, you wonder who it is. With my bright colours, you will know that it’s Angelo! I guess that’s why the players call me Human Highlighter!
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