That photo.....two of the greats!! Sir Viv and Brian Lara! What a special week it has been and what a great team effort from the organizers to gather a bunch of superstars! I also saw the host of The Amazing Race too.
Day two on course was at Millbrook for me. I played early today and after just one shot I was wondering what I was in for today! My drive off the 10th tee which was my starting hole ended up on top of a large rocky outcrop they have placed in the middle of the fairway. I think you could hit a hundred balls onto those rocks and never have one stay on them!! So a load of scratches on my nine iron followed but I managed to hit the green to escape a potentially damaging first hole to the day.
The rest of the day seemed to run a little like yesterday, a heap of chances but no putts dropping. I stayed patient and despite hitting some great putts after the turn I still made nothing. Finally I decided that I needed to change plans so I hit my next two approach shots right next to the hole so that anyone could have made the putts! I had slowly, very slowly moved to 3 under for the day with 3 to play. A par on my 16th before a poor drive found water down the 17th. From there I made a meal of the hole and in the end I did well to make a double bogey. So frustrating as I had barely missed a shot all day long and when I finally did I was severely punished!
Standing on the 18th, a par 3 with water all around the green except in front I was feeling the pressure a little to finish with a solid par at worst or I would have felt very disappointed with my day. I hit a great 7 iron straight at the flag but to see it land about 3 feet from the hole and bounce over the back of the green into a seemingly watery grave nearly made me vomit!! The long walk to the green pondering the outcomes of this final hole left me a little deflated. I knew I was within touch of the lead but in the space of 20mins I had successfully self destructed. That is such a common thing in golf though isn't it and it's the guys that manage themselves well in those situations that become the worlds best. I did a good job this time and was prepared to try and get up and down after my drop for a bogey. What a massive relief it was when I arrived at the green to see the ball still up and out of the water. Buoyed by the change in fortunes I hit a great chip shot to a foot and tapped in for par.
So 1 under today and although I stumbled I remain still in touch with the leaders only 3 back heading into the weekend. We head back to The Hills golf club now for the weekend and hopefully we have some great weather and big crowds out to watch!!