Mulroy credits break for resurgence

20th October 2018 | Sunshine Tour

Mulroy credits break for resurgence

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Mulroy credits break for resurgence

When things went astray on his game in 2016, Garth Mulroy decided to take a break, and he is happy for that now as he claims it gave him a boost to come back more competitive.

“Obviously, the game declined over two years,” the three-time Sunshine Tour winner said. “So, the stretch there was like over a week it just got worse and worse. I took some time off and I did not play any golf when I wasn’t competing either. So, maybe it is the fresh mind and trying to keep the negative stuff away that is helping me now. I just want to start having a few good shots, you know, so I can come back, feed off there and keep going.”

The 40-year-old player said this after finishing his second round of the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Parys Golf and Country Estate, on a total of 8-under-par 136, which put him three shots off Keith Horne who took the lead to the final round, on Friday.

“It was nice, I played well,” he said about his second round.  “I got off to a rough start. So, two over three-three. Realistically, at the end of the day 69 was good.”

The Umkomaas Golf Club player came rejuvenated judging from the three tournaments he played after resuming his career. He finished in a tie of 18th at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Zebula, he was tie for 47th at the Sun Wild Coast Sun Challenge and he was tied for second at the Vodacom Origins of Golf Selborne.

Mulroy was happy to be able to do well after he found himself in difficult situations at Parys. “Yesterday, the driver was not whole on shape and I was losing quite a few out to variety. So, I ended up just playing and playing cuts and getting anything as I was playing. Unfortunately, you can’t hit a driver on the range this week. So, I just tried to get a feel of straightening it up a bit. I started up a few holes, today, hitting it a little other way. It was just an adjustment.”

He learnt a thing or two about the course this week and that can work on his advantage as he tees off for the final round.

“I think the greens are the toughest out here. From tee to the greens, it is not so long and I think most of the guys will take advantage of that. On the greens you don’t get many flat putts or maybe of the few approaches, some of the greens are hopping and others don’t. It seems to be the ones which are a little bit raised that will take a bit of hop. But you will not get too many flat putts and that’s a challenge,” Mulroy said.

 

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