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Adam Gee: Euro Tour:

Right note for Cairo

A top-45 finish is needed at the Egyptian Open

Adam Gee: Euro Tour Posted 18th October 2010 view comments

Roma Golf Open 2010
Adam Gee Final Position is 65th 284 Par
Prize Money is €405.00 or £352.79

Not the text I was hoping to receive upon the completion of my final round but sadly it is the one that now lives in my mobile phone. A disappointing tournament and bad last day.

I had put together three rounds of 70 and needed something special on the last.

Pitch battle: Adam knows it is all on the line as he aims for a strong finish in Egypt

Pitch battle: Adam knows it is all on the line as he aims for a strong finish in Egypt

I started well enough with a birdie on my first hole, the 10th. But it soon soured and mis-hits, missed putts and missed up and downs soon took over and I was +3 after 10 holes.

I steadied it somewhat by closing with eight straight pars but it was not the rousing final round that I needed to charge up the leaderboard and give a much needed influx of prize money to my Order Of Merit position.

It now makes Egypt all or nothing. A good week and a decent cheque will get me into the Grand Final, a poor week will leave me going to the second stage of Qualifying School and having to answer the question: "Is this what I want to do?"

Adam Gee
Quotes of the week

I haven't yet seen what this week has done to my OOM position but I expect it to have dropped me quite a few places with the way things were going.

It has been a nervy end of year as having played so poorly and been so lost with my game this season, I am right on the bubble of the top 45.

Finishing in the top 45 gets me straight to the final stage of Qualifying School and also gets me a category on the main tour for next year; 45 is good, 46 is not good enough.

Sadly this situation is occupying my mind more than I would like it to right now and it isn't much fun thinking about it.

It now makes Egypt all or nothing. A good week and a decent cheque will get me into the Grand Final, a poor week will leave me going to the second stage of Qualifying School and having to answer the question: "Is this what I want to do?"

The guy that was in front of me on the OOM before this week missed the cut in Rome and was unable to get home.

This meant he spent two days watching as players behind him made birdies and made cheques as the gap between him and them dissolved.

Adding to this was the presence of his ever-present father (you may remember them from my third round in Kazakhstan) who knows the OOM inside and out!

He was overheard at one point musing out loud that "things are going about as badly as they possibly could!"

He is a number cruncher through and through, and he seemed to like my suggestion that all players should wear shirts with their OOM position on the back.

Being on the bubble as it were is a bit stressful, but the more you think about it the harder your task becomes.

At the end of the day my job every week is to go out and play as hard as I can, and try as hard as I can until I run out of holes - and that is exactly what I have to do in Egypt.

It has been a very, very poor year. I have been lost technique-wise, I haven't putted well, my confidence has waned but I feel that I have learnt more this year than ever before.

I am gaining better perspective, I am becoming more patient and I am learning what golf is actually about. But sadly it is a long road to walk...

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James English says...

Hi Adam, you should really stick to golf, it is a gift you are blessed with, I would love to have your gift and be able to say that my job is also my favourite past-time, it is a long season, you did great in Kazakstahn and if you can find that form again, who knows, you may be walking up the 18th on Sunday with the chance of a top five while in the company of Rory McIlroy. I love your columns, they really give me an insight into the world of a professional golfer. Keep them coming.

Posted 09:57 19th October 2010

Neal Stanborough says...

Interesting and Honest insight into the harsh realities of a tour professional, Adam. Having spent the weekend playing St¿Mellion (2011 English Open venue) and struggling around for two days with a failing (normally dependable!) long game, I have nothing but admiration for you and all your fellow touring professionals. The frustration of knowing you are so much better than what you produced overcame me, yet the touring pro always manages to stay calm and reflect objectively........HATS OFF to you!!!! All the best in Egypt!

Posted 09:33 19th October 2010

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