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Ramsay hoping to build on fast finish

Ramsay hoping to build on fast finish

Richie Ramsay hopes an impressive final round at the Wentworth Club can spark his best form at the Scottish Championship presented by AXA 2020.

Richie Ramsay

Scotland's Ramsay secured his first top-20 finish since the European Tour returned from the coronavirus shutdown thanks to a closing 68 in last week's BMW PGA Championship.

Now the three-time European Tour winner is looking to build on that performance.

“Momentum is such a big thing and confidence is such a big thing,” Ramsay said.

“You’ve got just to be confident. You can't say, well every time I just play golf I’m going to be confident. Your attitude has got to be there all of the time. 

“You can see it with form guys who get on little runs, and suddenly it’s top ten after top ten, or they’re in the mix. Golf is so mental that even if it’s one, two or three percent change, at the top level, it makes a huge difference.

“It’s just momentum, in general, you don’t feel like you’re thinking about golf so much. You’re just thinking about the next tournament, not working on too much and just conserving your energy. And when I get going I will play well. Belief and confidence is something that’s priceless in golf.

“I spoke to my coach quite a bit, quite few phone calls with him and discussions over what we're doing with their swing and stuff. And then just put in some good work and tried to forget about Scottish Open and played really well last week.

“Sunday I played brilliantly and I felt that I didn’t make too many putts from ten feet, although I made a few from 20 feet, but it was one of those ones where if I just make a couple of eight-nine footers, you’re in in the top ten and suddenly it kicks off and you can't wait for the next tournament, so it’s moving in the right direction.”

Another player arriving at Fairmont St Andrews full of confidence is England's Aaron Rai following his victory at The Renaissance Club a fortnight ago.

“A lot of things in common between this week and the Scottish Open,” he said. “But every week is different, every day is different, it's hard to say if I think it's going to go well - we'll see. Prepared well and feel quite rested going into the week, that's the main thing.”

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