Boy, what a busy month! It is clear that the season is definitely under way. I am lucky to be writing this in my own living room, which is the first time home in seven weeks.
In the past month I have been lucky enough to spend some time at home in South Carolina in between my road trips. I played in the Hootie and the Blowfish Monday After the Masters pro am in North Myrtle Beach, on the Monday after the Masters, obviously.
What a great event that was again this year. Darius, Mark, Soni and Dean, the Hootie and the Blowfish guys, always do such a great job getting an impressive celebrity crowd there to raise money for so many good causes. I was once again honored to be included in such a wonderful event.
After the MAM I jumped on a plane down to Jamaica for a new event this year, the Mojo 6. We had a great time down in Jamaica, but unfortunately ended up doing more vacationing than we did playing golf because I finished tied for 10th and only the top 8 played on the last day. It was nice because my brother and good friend from college were able to make the trip down with me and we took advantage of the all-inclusive resort they put us up in. I tell you what ... that all-inclusive stuff is the way to go.
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After Jamaica I was able to go home for a week to be with my family before I had to get back on the road. With a couple of charity pro am's mixed in there, I made my way down to Mexico to play with Lorena Ochoa for the last time.
Sunday she officially retired from women's golf in her home country of Mexico. You should have seen the crowds at this place and the amazing support that she deservingly received. The people in her country absolutely love her, and with good reason.
She has been amazing for the LPGA and for women's golf in general and has made us all want to be better on and off the golf course. She is a true class act. We will definitely miss her and wish her success and happiness in all that she does. It has been a true honor to get to play with both Annika Sorenstam and Lorena Ochoa in my short career.
Now I have a week off before I hit a stretch of three more tournaments. I have been hitting the ball pretty well, but have just not had it all clicking yet. Maybe I need to go stay with Ai Miyazato this week and practice with her. She has won three out of the first five events, so its seems like she has it all clicking just right.
I'm excited to start our domestic swing of events beginning in Alabama next week. I'm hoping that getting into a rhythm with the schedule will get me into a rhythm with my golf game and I will find my way up the leaderboard more often.
Until next month, enjoy the warm weather and keep the birdies coming.