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