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16th October 2017 | Big Easy Tour

Roelofsz not getting ahead of himself at Observatory

Despite winning the penultimate tournament of the Big Easy Tour which was the BET King’s Cup in Swaziland two weeks ago, last year’s runner-up in the BET Championship, the final event on this circuit, Bryandrew Roelofsz insist he is under no pressure to want to better last year’s result this week at Observatory Golf Club.

“Golf rounds will never be the same,” Roelofsz said ahead of the tournament which tees off on Tuesday. “I could never predict how rounds will turn out so I never put any kind of pressure on my shoulders ahead of tournaments.”

And, despite knowing that Jason Viljoen who defeated him and Desne van den Berg by two shots in the corresponding event last year at Wanderers Golf Club, isn’t playing this week, Roelofsz maintains that if his head is in the right space, he can produce the goods. “It’s all in the mind,” he said. “If my mind is at the right place, then sure I can play well.

“I am just going to take things easy. One shot at a time. One hole at a time. If I play well, then I might have a chance but it all depends on the state of mind so I don’t have any expectation when I go to play except to play one shot at a time and if it’s my day, then I win.”

He might sound cautious of his chances at Observatory but Roelofsz is in good form and that win in Swaziland, which was his second on the Big Easy after he won the East to South Challenge which was co-sanctioned with the MENA Tour, was an exhibition of that form. He downplayed his current form.

“I don’t want to talk too much before a round of golf because things change so quickly in this sport. I just want to take things as they come and take whatever result that comes,” Roelofsz said. And, he will know better than most how true that is, because, in spite of that victory at Royal Swazi Spa, he went on to miss the cut on the main tour’s Vodacom Origins of Golf tournament held at Sishen Golf Club last week.