The Graeme Storm Column

THE Open Championship proved a frustrating week for me on the golf course as I feel I played well enough to contend for the championship.

THE Open Championship proved a frustrating week for me on the golf course as I feel I played well enough to contend for the championship.

Unfortunately, my putting touch deserted me all week and missing from three feet at the last on Sunday to finish on +9 summed up my tournament.

In general though, it was still a good week and it was just a shame not to see Tom Watson finish it off, which would have made the week very special.

However, my game seems to be moving in the right direction, which I'm pleased about but still feel my results aren't reflecting how I have been playing.

I think I should have been closer to winning than I have, so there is still a lot to work on for the run-in to the season.

There haven't been any real highlights in recent weeks apart from shooting some low scores and getting my name on the leaderboards every week, which has been pleasing.

It was great to score three top 20 finishes in succession, starting with 4th place at the BMW Invitation in Germany.

Then, it was off to Paris the following week for the French Open, which is always going to be one of my favourite tournaments after my win there two years ago.

Again, I was fairly consistent and so quite disappointed to finish down in 13th place.

After that, it was off to Loch Lomond for the Scottish Open. A poor second round let me down and so I was fairly content to finish in 20th place in the end.

Overall, I'm still working hard on improving my fitness and fine-tuning my golf swing, which will hopefully all click together by the end of the season and stand me in good stead for the beginning of next season.

 
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