Defending Champion Bryden Macpherson had his first taste of the Concord Golf Club layout since his epic 2021 Golf Challenge NSW Open victory, and immediately felt at home.
“It feels very comfortable,” Macpherson smiled. ” I genuinely enjoy this golf course, I think I pulled my yardage book out three times today.”
” I know where I’m going, and I’m looking forward to competing.”
With limited events and several cancellations on the local front, Macpherson’s victory last year set up a run of opportunities, including several starts in Europe.
“2021 opened some doors, gave me some opportunities, and some money which was good. It was what I needed, we didn’t have a whole lot of opportunity over the year and this year has been limited as well.”
Fast forward to 2022, and Macpherson said as the defending champion, he is trying to keep his expectations in check.
“I’m trying to keep them pretty low, but I know this golf course suits me. I can hit my little fade from the tee and that helps me put it in play.
“I think if I can keep the ball in play and hole a couple of putts would sort of expect to be somewhere near contention. Hopefully.”