Jordan Godrey won the Nevada Five Hundred in the US last weekend. It shows he remained in good form after a strong year ending in 2019. He wants to feel again lifting the World Cup title in 2020 and not just in the team competition.
How do you rate your first big tournament of the year?
I was really excited to get back playing again. I love the venues they chose. We had the opportunity to play at a new facility in Pahrump called Mountain Falls Golf Club which is always a treat. Our final round was played at Chimera Golf Club in Henderson where we have had events in the past. I went into it with a certain level of comfortability due to past successes at Chimera. Both courses ended up being shorter than what we are used to playing so I knew the field would be condensed and my length would not necessarily guarantee success. I was really pleased I was able to make the come back on the final day because I proved to myself I can win on shorter courses where other aspects of your game, besides length, are tested.
Is it a morale boost for the whole season?
I am very pleased with the successful start and can’t wait to consistently get back out there. I had a very strong finish to the 2019 season with some positive results so it was a shame it came to an end. I hope to continue into 2020 with the same focus I had at the end of last season and hope to improve locally and internationally.
Is the World Cup in your mind as it is the year of the biggest event?
Yes and I have qualified last year through the World Rankings. It is nice to have this accomplished early for planning purposes and so I can compete with a little bit more freedom. My objectives for the World Cup have always been to win it again as a country and at some point individually. We have some serious talent on this side of the world and it is just a matter of taking the right team. We proved that in 2016 winning the gold and made a nice run in 2018. I know individually it will always be difficult because it is like golf and certain things have to just fall your way. I hope to peak at the right time and we will see what happens. 8th is my highest individual finish at a World Cup so improving on that would be a bare minimum objective.
NEVADA FIVE HUNDRED