As the European Tour comes into its final stretch, French star Romain Langasque reflects on his second full season and discusses his goals for the remainder of 2019.
At the beginning of the year I had a goal in mind: to be in the World Top 50 and finish in the Top 10 of the Race to Dubai. I’m currently 22nd in the Race to Dubai and with four important tournaments coming up and I want to finish as high as possible.
I will focus on the things that I can control, training well and preparing for tournaments, giving the best of myself to the end. I’m really looking forward to playing at the WGC-HSBC Championship, this will be my first time playing at this event so it’s a very special moment!
Since the start of the year I’ve felt that my driving has been very strong and a very important part of my game. My iron game has improved and my putting on average has been good, but not always consistent. Looking back, I would say that chipping around the greens is where I think I can most improve, it’s not bad but if I were to focus on one area for the rest of the season and to look into next it would be there. I’m happy with the way I’m playing but I feel that I haven’t performed on all levels and this is preventing me from winning.
I’ve played on some fantastic courses this year, one that stands out the most is when I got to go back to Le Golf National and play at the French Open as it’s always extraordinary! There’s no better feeling than playing in front of a home crowd, it’s a golf course made for big occasions and I think that all players who have the opportunity to play there feel the excitement out on the course, no matter the result.
My biggest motivation is to become the World’s No.1. I get up in the morning looking forward to going to training and be able to improve game to put me into contention every week on tour. I want to become the best player in the world and become stronger each day.
If I could go back in time and give my 18-year-old self some advice, or to any young golfers it would be to believe in yourself and focus on the things that you can do. In other words, rely on your strengths, this is the mistake I made which made me lose confidence in my game. The most important thing is to believe in yourself, in what you do and to commit 100%.
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