“On your web site you write: ‘Where I come from has formed who I’m’. Who are you Billy?
I’m only a son of American staff. And for me, it means above all that nothing was given to me with out work. My mother and father weren’t rolling in gold, they labored laborious in jobs that weren’t essentially apparent. But frankly I’m not complaining as a result of I shot from this setting … (il take the time to assume it over) … I’m searching for the proper phrase … a way of gratitude when issues are going the proper means for me. I grew up with a powerful sense of the work to be performed to maneuver ahead and the respect to be given to the folks I meet. And these values are deeply rooted in me.
“It is in the garden that I developed my creativity”
Tell us the story of the pond close to your loved ones house … It appears that this puddle had a big effect in your need to play higher?
Yeah (he bursts out laughing)! There was a small pond with my mother and father in the backyard and my aim in a short time was to have the ability to hit balls above it. I will need to have misplaced a whole lot of bullets in there … But I lastly did. So the subsequent problem was to recover from the home. And there are some home windows which have suffered (laughs). It is in the backyard that I developed my membership creativity in hand and likewise my skills as a glazier.
“This fire, I always had it and frankly it is not always easy to channel this passion”
Where does this inside fireplace come from, which is nonetheless seen in your private home right here or there on the course?
It was my father who gave me this character trait. He is a particularly passionate particular person: when he does one thing, it doesn’t matter what, he has to do it completely or nothing. This fireplace, I at all times had it and albeit it is not at all times straightforward to channel this ardour. In golf, maybe not like every other sport, you’ll be able to’t let the uncooked feelings you’re feeling categorical an excessive amount of. Because if we do, we do not respect the sport and the gentlemanly spirit that goes with it. But frankly, I feel a little bit ardour from time to time would not harm on the fairways. There are just a few too many robots on the Tour. And there are sufficient robots (laughs)!
We subsequently agree that this internal fireplace stays highly effective in you. Is it considered one of your hallmarks to be a golfer who generally loudly reveals his ardour?
Oh sure (laughs)! No matter what event I participate in, the pleasure is at all times large. I am unable to wait to see how low I can rating, and particularly if I can produce the finest golf I do know I can. This is the place I draw most of my fireplace.
How do you handle to extinguish the beginnings of inside fires?
I consulted sports activities psychologists, I sought assist. But above all, I developed my very own means of calming my ardor. I focus my consideration on my respiratory, I take the time to drink a little bit extra water. I do a complete bunch of little issues that enable me to get again right into a extra relaxed rhythm to raised management issues. It’s a lot simpler for me right this moment than it was after I was younger, that is for certain. I’m extra affected person and rather more forgiving of myself. I do know I’m a perfectionist, however most of all I do know I am unable to be good all the time. The proper strategy to management my feelings is a mix of respiratory, acceptance, persistence and expertise. “