One of the stars of last year’s GB&I Walker Cup win­ning team re­flects on his am­a­teur ca­reer and life af­ter turn­ing pro

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How was the ex­pe­ri­ence of play­ing The Open Cham­pi­onship at Muir­field as an am­a­teur in 2013? The big­gest thing was mix­ing with the play­ers and learn­ing what it’s like to play in front of big crowds. I was so fo­cused on play­ing well that I don’t think I en­joyed it that much. It was all a bit of a blur. Look­ing back I wish I’d en­joyed it a bit more rather than be­ing so hard on my­self. The Walker Cup last year was an­other huge mo­ment for you… That was prob­a­bly my favourite and best golf­ing achieve­ment so far. It’s com­pletely dif­fer­ent be­ing part of a team. There were so many peo­ple to en­joy it with. We were more of a team than the Amer­i­cans, I think. They have their col­lege sys­tem, whereas we’ve been play­ing to­gether since we were 16.

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