George Coetzee had a disappointing time on The Old Course last week and missed the cut at The Open. The three-time European Tour winner will look to re-establish his incredible season by producing a big result in Switzerland at this week’s Omega European Masters.
The 29-year-old already has two wins under his belt this year, which came at the Tshwane Open and the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The victories established him as a real contender on tour and he’ll be confident of his chances heading into the week at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club.
Last year in Switzerland he missed the cut by one shot, narrowly missing out after shooting an impressive 66 during the second round. He has the ability to go low on the mountainside track, and this time around he’ll tee up as a far more accomplished player.
The best have to be able to shrug off failure, and for Coetzee this is a huge week in terms of his mental game. He holds the course record at St. Andrews, but last week carded rounds of 74, 73 and was three strokes short of playing at the weekend.
The Pretoria local has always been a fan of links golf, so his missed cuts at the Irish Open, Scottish Open and Open Championship will have felt sore.
He’ll need to leave that disappointment behind and focus on the positives this week, such as his two recent victories, in order to get his stellar year back on track.