In the final co-sanctioned event between the Big Easy Tour and the MENA Tour, The ROAR provides players an opportunity to cash in on the R500,000 prize money, as well as valuable world ranking points.
Despite a few gripping winter weeks, Waterkloof Golf Club is in pristine condition, with the undulating greens running at 12 on the Stimpmeter.
“It was good out there. I putted well today and I enjoyed it. I didn’t really hit it well off the tee but this course is wide and you can really hit it wide,” said Moore. “I feel when the greens are quicker I putt a lot better. You know, you hit it on the right line, it’s going in. I had one three-putt, but it was kind of an impossible putt anyway. Otherwise I love fast greens like this,” the Zambian added.
Sweden’s From carded five birdies and a single bogey in his opening round, and a dedicated game plan of missing greens in the right areas is what he says is key to a low score.
“There are a lot of slopes on the greens. On the first nine they are a bit slopey, but the back nine it isn’t as big of a problem. You definitely need to miss on the right side and I managed to do that today when I missed the greens, so that’s great,” said From.
“The golf course doesn’t suite my eye at all to be honest. I’m a short, straight hitter and this course doesn’t suite that. I’m very good with the short irons, but the long irons aren’t my speciality. As I said I managed to miss on the right side and that was the key today,” From Explained.