Course record for Green
“I was fortunate to get through the last hole, which was difficult as well with the breeze.”
Green, 43, mastered the blustery conditions in the morning, shooting three birdies and an eagle on the parthree seventh.
And though he was fighting fatigue just days after returning from the Middle East, where he contested the Dubai Desert Classic, the Abu Dhabi Championship and the Qatar Masters, Green said he was striking the ball well. “It was quality stuff,” Green said. “The past three weeks of playing on the European Tour in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar, the competition level over there is just immense and your game adapts to a certain level and I think I’ve got myself in pretty good form.
“I played well and I come back here and it (form) is still there.”
Having struck course records at Huntingdale (64), Cologne (62) and Carnoustie (64), Green is beginning to make a habit of it.
“When things start going right for you, you need to roll with it. I’ve had weeks like that in the past and I’ve ended up doing well in tournaments,” Green said, revealing his was spurred on by his ace on Wednesday.
“When things are going your way and good things are happening, putts drop in from a mile out and you hole a few chip shots and you have a great week at the end of it.
“To do that yesterday (hole-in-one) was amazing.”