As I was growing up, everything seemed difficult. When I was young, my family was not very wealthy, so I couldn't always participate in as many golf tournaments as I wanted, and we couldn't afford to hire coaches. I never got any help.
Maybe this is the reason why I didn’t like golf when I was a kid. Who knows if it’s right? However, I was more interested in baseball when I was a kid, and I also liked playing basketball, even if I was not big enough. When I was young, I always felt that my interest was outside of golf, but I finally focused on this sport. I think I made the right choice.
I attribute the credit to my brother. When we are together, we learn to enjoy the fun that golf brings us. This has always been an important source of my passion for this sport. I still remember that my parents would send us to the stadium at 7:30 in the morning, and it was dark when we got home. Even if this violates the court regulations, we will still practice high toss secretly on the putting green. All we do is cut and put, and then enjoy the sport. This is the summer of my childhood, like a dream, until now, I still miss it all. It's great to be able to enjoy golf. We can't forget the fun of golf itself, even if what we want now is to win the game.
There was a kid named Kenny Rich. I knew him when I was 10 years old. He is a very good player. Before I went to college, he could always beat me during these ten years, and these defeats hit me badly. I think I never beat him, he wins most of the time. I really hate failure. Whether it's table tennis, swimming, darts or other sports, I just can't stand being beaten. It drives me crazy. Therefore, whenever I can find a way to defeat my opponent, even if I am at a disadvantage in the game, the belief in winning has been deeply rooted in my heart.
When I was in college, there was always some money left in the scholarships issued by Florida State University. I would use the money to participate in some competitions. I always have faith in myself before the game. This is what makes me special. I believe in myself, no matter the situation on the field is good or bad. When things don't go well, I believe that as long as we persist to the end, everything will be fine. This has always been a better place for me.
Now when I think back to the five games I won in Tallahassee in my junior year, I am not always in the upper hand. I am not the "child of someone else's family", and I am not the best. In this case, your desire to win will be stronger, and you will want to break through yourself. I think this is the power that drives me to win. Winning second or third place, or even worse, would irritate me and devour me. Maybe this is the reason why I got such an achievement today.
I can tell you for sure that I will try my best even when my physical condition is not suitable. I train hard every day, especially during this time. My condition is not very good, I have been trying to find the reason. So my training time is very long. I often fall asleep when I get home and sit on the sofa. My energy is exhausted because I try my best every time. In the sports world, athletes always have something that can motivate them. These things will motivate you to show your true strength and defeat your opponents. The same is true for me. Whether it is to play with the same player for a whole week or just in the first two rounds with him, I want to show my strength in front of him. I enjoy the process of proving them wrong when others tell me I can’t do it.
I will not be understood because I am outspoken, but I think it's just because people can't face the truth. I think there is a big difference between the two. I will tell you whether my performance is good or bad, and I will tell you how well I am. Many people don't like the truth, don't want to hear the truth, and can't cope with all this, but I will tell what I see. So, if I think you are very immature on the court, I don't mind to say it. Many times, if I am not asked, I will not express my opinion. I can handle these things well, so if I do something wrong myself, I will be the first to come forward.
I know that the bigger the stage, the more attention I get, and my competitive state will be better. At the same time, you have to adjust your mentality. It is under this situation that I have achieved today's results. I have always tried my best, which is why I can feel happy when I prove myself to others. There is no doubt that this process is full of fun. The only people who support me are myself and my family, nothing more, and everyone else is my opponent.
My career is currently at such a stage, I think I can easily win 6 Grand Slams, besides there are many second places. I want to win 25 championships on the PGA Tour. This will be my first goal. The next goal may be to win 10 Grand Slam championship trophies.
Why not set the goal higher? I will still be driven by those motivations to achieve these goals, and maybe I should thank Chase and Kenny for that.