Worlds 2014 – Wrap-Up

My first PDGA Pro Worlds are in the books and it’s been an amazing experience. All in all
I think I played pretty decent that week. My biggest problem for sure was making those
birdie putts. I couldn’t even estimate the number of putts I chained out, hit the rim or
the top. But my game was pretty consistent and I gave myself more than enough chances to
do a lot better than I did. I wish I could have finished in the top ten and it seems so
easy looking back now. The mistakes I made in the final round were… pretty sad.

PDGA Pro Worlds Results on PDGA.com

Photo courtesy of Stuart Mullenberg. Check his site! http://www.stuphoto.net/

Photo courtesy of Stuart Mullenberg. Check his site! http://www.stuphoto.net/

Unfortunately I finished the event with back to back bogeys. That left the Worlds with a
bitter taste for me. Just finishing out with two pars would have been 9th place for me and
9th sounds so much better than 13th. I was so frustrated, I didn’t even watch the final
nine or the play-off between Paul and Ricky. Huge respect for both of those guys. They
inspired not only me, but all of the other players out there, to elevate our game to
have a chance to compete against those guys. Really happy for Paul and his THREE-PEAT!

I can’t wait for another shot at a better finish next year. This year Worlds was full of
fun and good times. Oregon is for sure one of my new favorite destinations! I’m already
sitting in Geneva, Switzerland now, preparing for the 2014 European Championships starting
tomorrow. I didn’t have time to do a lot after the Worlds. I think you can imagine why :)

Time to eat some snacks before the European Championships start! (Courtesy of Stuart Mullenberg. http://www.stuphoto.net/)

Time to eat some snacks before the European Championships start! (Courtesy of Stuart Mullenberg. http://www.stuphoto.net/)

I hope I can get a good momentum going here for me. I feel surprisingly strong and
confident in my game after a full two weeks of playing at the Worlds. The game must go on and
I will do everything possible to REPEAT my European Champion title this week. OK, I’ve got
to go out and practice now. Let’s do this!!! #EC2014

All the images in this blog are courtesy of a great photographer Stuart Mullenberg – thank you Stuart!

Follow the European Championships event schedule and results.