Golf Update: Noh Seung-Yul believes he needs consistency for a Major
Noh Seung-Yul is in no hurry to grab a major this year, instead, all his efforts are directed towards achieving a new level of consistency.
After spending a good 2010, the 19-year-old golfer now heads into the New Year spell with a renewed sense of achievement and hard work. The young prodigy, who is also the Asian Tour number one, has announced that he would now be
directing all his efforts in building a much more consistent approach than last year.
What is the justification? More glory.
The teen prodigy produced some amazing results last year and managed to become a hit-wonder in Asia. The reason had been one victory from Malaysia and then a total of 4 top ten finishes for his record. He ended on a tied 28th
place at the PGA Championship and then a tied 40th place at the U.S. Open 2010.
With the golfer slowly climbing the ladder of success, Noh now wants to catapult his position further by choosing a more consistent approach.
“I want to focus on becoming more consistent this year,” said Noh.
The 2010 Maybank Malaysian Open winner said that he needs to learn how to play a good solid round of golf and explained that he needs to learn how to play a regular 4-round play as his good and bad days appear in the same tournament.
“I may be good one day, but the next day I might be facing a bad one. Once I learn how to handle this problem then I’ll probably direct my energies in winning a major too” said Noh.
The 19-year-old golfer further added that he would focus on all elements of his game and said that choosing one or two areas won’t display the necessary solid results he needs.
“Still, there is a lot to learn” said Noh.
His club might go against him and his day might turn bad any minute, but one thing that makes him confident by the minute is his father, Gu-hyeon. With every fairway attack and with countless green brawls directed at him, his father-cum-caddie
has always stood by him.
“My dad had been my only friend when I first joined the Asian Tour” said the young prodigy.
He said that his father is a very good company for him and added that his presence on the fields is highly important as he is a form of strength for him.
As for the Majors, Noh said he needs to gather more experience in order to grab a victory.
After grabbing the Asian Tour Order of Merit title and the Players’ Player of the Year award in 2010, Noh, now wants to enter the world’s top-30 in the name of glory.
The golfer from South Korea is currently on the 64th position in the World Golf Rankings and prefers keeping Majors sidelined. Although statistics suggest Noh might surpass his fellow compatriot Y.E. Yang as a Major
victor, the 19-year-old believes that is a completely different domain.
He pointed out the different conditions the events present and said that there is a huge difference between Majors and other events.
“We play on different courses so things change in Majors” said Noh.
Noh said that in order to become the second Asian to win a major, he would need to gather a lot of experience on the first place.
This year, Noh will achieve qualification for the British Open as well as the WGC-Cadillac Championship since he has topped the world rankings. Also, if the young golfer manages to keep his rankings consistent, he might as well
grab qualification for the WGC-Accenture Match Play next month.