A HAPPY END­ING. AND NEW BE­GIN­NING

Golf World (UK) - - EDDIE PEPPERELL -

On Fe­bru­ary 25, af­ter 168 at­tempts, Pepperell won his first Euro­pean Tour ti­tle, in Qatar. The next morn­ing, he filed a blog: “I didn’t think win­ning a tour­na­ment would give me as much sat­is­fac­tion as it has. It’s made me re­alise my ap­a­thy and lack of in­ter­est is mostly a de­cep­tion I’ve just played on my­self. Clearly cer­tain things mean more to me than I re­alise. Be­ing a golfer all my life I sup­pose I should’ve known what mat­ters most is win­ning and be­ing in a steady, lov­ing re­la­tion­ship. Both are hard to achieve for golfers. One for more ob­vi­ous rea­sons than the other. The other ini­tial feel­ing I have is how much I’m en­joy­ing the feel­ing that no­body beat me last week, not that I beat ev­ery­one else. I have a very small ego, in my opin­ion, life is over too fast for us all to have a big ego, but win­ning through strat­egy, thought and calm­ness is a feel­ing I want to re­dis­cover in the fu­ture, now I’ve felt it.”

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