In the next of our player blogs series, Austria’s Thomas Feyrsinger talks to europeantour.com about life on and off the golf course…
“You’re always aiming to shoot low on the golf course, and my best score is 63, at the MAN NÖ Open in 2008. But I think the best round I’ve ever played was at the Second Stage of the Qualifying School last year, when it was unplayable. The weather was awful but I battled round well and had a respectable score.
“It’s nice to earn a living from something you love doing. Being paid to play golf is great, although you have to play well to get paid. The first time I earned some prize money I bought a case of beer to celebrate.
“My favourite tournament in the world is The Open Championship – although I’ve never played it because I’ve never gone to qualifying. I just love it and I watch it every year on television. My favourite tournament I’ve played in was the one I organised after my wedding for a load of family and friends.
“Choosing a favourite player is difficult because there are so many great players, but I’m going to say Jack Nicklaus.
“In golf I just aim to get the best from my potential. If I do that I will score pretty well on every golf course.
“Away from the golf course I enjoy cooking and eating good food, spending time with my family and watching and playing all kinds of sports. My wife and I had a baby daughter a month and a half ago – our first child - and it’s the best thing ever.
“I eat and cook everything, as long as it’s good quality and very natural. I don’t have a particular favourite or signature dish, just as long as it’s high quality, I’m happy."