Life is a lot easier when you play badly and then all of a sudden you get in contention and win one. No one gets on your back. When you finish runner-up seven times, everyone is asking, 'Why aren't you winning?' It's much more fun when you jump into a win out of the blue. It's a much tougher game when you play consistently well.

AT-T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Entry Date:
Feb 10, 2016

ATT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am.
Padraig shoots a final round of 74 which leaves him a tie for 21st place at the ATT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. He got off to a poor start with five bogies in his first eight holes but he recorded three birdies on the day to make his score respectable. He will be hoping to eradicate the mistakes in the next couple of weeks before he defends his Honda Classic title at the end of the month! He plays next week at the beautiful Rivera club for the Northern Trust Open.

Third round of 67 around Spyglass Hills sees Padraig climb the leaderboard as he recorded six birdies on the day but unfortunately in the pro am section, Padraig and JP failed to make the 18 under par cut for the final round. Padraig can look forward to Sundays round around a course that he enjoys.

Disappointing second round for Padraig at Pebble Beach as he shoots a one under par 71 to lie at four under par heading into the weekend. He got off to s solid start with birdies on both the front nine par 5's and added another shot on the par four 10th hole where he holed from twenty feet. All was going well until he dropped two late shots, the final one, a three putt on the par five 18th hole. He tees it up at Spyglass Hills on Saturday.

Solid opening round for Padraig at the ATT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. Starting on the back nine, he opened and closed the nine with birdies to be out in two under par. He added another birdie on the first hole to get to three under but immediately gave it back at the par four second hole. He then swapped shots before making a nice two on his 9th hole to sign for a 68. He plays Pebble Beach on Friday at 9.06am local time.

Padraig is back at one of his favourite tournaments of the year, the ATT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am. As a past winner of the team event, he has fond memories of the event played over three iconic courses, Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hills and the Monterey Peninsula. He tees it up this year in an all Irish fourball with Shane Lowry and regular amateur playing partners, JP McManus and Dermot Desmond. They start on Thursday at 9.50am local time on the Monterey Peninsula course.

This week I am back in Pebble Beach for the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am. I've been coming here for years now and it's a tournament that I really look forward to every year. I really like the three courses, I get to play with JP and opposite Shane and Dermot Desmond ? it?s like having a friendly fourball with your mates.

Shane and I travelled up together on Monday afternoon, but by the time we got here and organised our cars and other things there wasn't much time left to practice so I took the day off. On Tuesday we played a match at Pebble, JP and I against Shane and Dermot - we lost the match but won the press so no money changed hands. It was only a nine hole match so the lads headed in, but I played another 5 holes as I wanted to play the last hole. After playing I met Shane and Paul Dunne for a few chipping and putting contests, which was good news for Paul and myself as we took some of Shane's money! You can't beat that sort of practice and it reminds me of when I was kid starting to play, as it was how we practiced all the time.

On Wednesday, Shane and myself played Monterey Peninsula CC and again I managed to help him part with some money - he's making a good contribution to my dinner fund!

I'm a lot happier with my game than I was last week. The weekend practicing in Phoenix has made a huge difference, I have managed to simplify things in my head and it has freed me up. I'm happy with how I have played these past two days and am looking forward to getting started. The great thing about this tournament is that I am not just playing for myself, as we are playing a team event as well - both JP and myself will be trying hard to add another title to our tally.

We are starting on MPCC followed by Pebble Beach and then Spyglass Hill. The courses are in good shape and the forecast is great for the week. All we need now is some good golf on our part.

Talk soon,
Padraig.

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