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Lucas Ready To Strike

Lucas Ready To Strike
August 02
11:00 2018

Australian golfer Lucas Her­bert believes playing in the US Open and the Carnoustie Open has magnified his game and revealed his weaknesses.

The 174 ranked professional said the U.S. Open at Shinnecock they’ve had in a long time.

He added that Carnoustie was one of the hardest Open Championship courses to play on.

“They have I think just really mag­nified my game, magnified where the weaknesses were, magnified obviously some strengths as well.”

“So it’s that was a really good ex­perience to sort of see where they were and see what broke down and see, you know, what needs improv­ing.”

“I think we really found some are­as that probably wouldn’t have been found otherwise, a couple mentally and a few just through my game re­ally through the bag but need to get better.”

“That’s a good sign when you’re sort of qualifying and playing in majors and still have a lot of things to get better, I think that can only be a good thing.”

“Yeah, always good to be back in Fiji. Awesome event. Obviously quite a nice spot to hang out for the week, so yeah, really nice to be back.”

Herbert spent many hours on the plane from Hamburg in Germany where he has just come from but he was definitely happy to not be sit­ting in an airplane seat right now and on the golf course.

“I think playing in two majors was a really fun sort of experience.”

“I’ve learnt a lot of stuff and obvi­ously been able to test my game in some pretty cool spots.”

“So yeah, I think a lot of a big learning curve at the same time as hopefully getting some good results and enough good results to maybe get somewhere to play full time next year.”

On the Fiji International present­ed by Fiji Airways, Herbert said he hoped there would be some good scores.

“I think the last two times, it’s one of those funny events on the Aus­sie schedule where we don’t really have anything leading up to it, so you sort of get here and you’re al­most a bit like a deer in the head­lights, I guess.”

“First event out in a long time, you’ve lost a bit of your mojo and your rhythms and your routine and whatnot.”

“I played the last two weeks in a row and been on a pretty good run of events now where it’s a bit more of a routine now.”

“I’m trying to sort of feel like those sorts of reasons there are why this year’s results are going to be different than last year’s. And yeah, hopefully, like you said, a dif­ferent golfer, a bit more experience is also going to help.”

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