Following his dramatic season finish where he finished in a share of seventh at Joburg Open and an indifferent share of 71st at Tshwane Open a week later, Keenan Davidse remains focused ahead of the 2017 Zimbabwe Open at Royal Harare Golf Club from 20 to 23 April. Source :Sunshine Tour
Davidse will tee it up next week in Harare on the back of some high expectations from fans and golf lovers due to the good golf he played towards the end of last season, but he is not fazed. “I can’t afford to put pressure on myself because of that,” he said, “I have been playing well because I have been working hard. All I have to do is to take each day as it comes and take it step-by-step.”
That is exactly what he said ahead of that dramatic third round at Joburg Open where he would eventually tie for seventh at the end of it all. He aims to replicate or better that finish in Harare.
“I don’t like speaking a lot about what I will do and what I will not do. I like to let my game speak for itself. I have been hard at work preparing my season, and I think I’m ready. But I will not pressure myself,” he said.
The last time he teed it up in Harare, Davidse finished in a share of 67th, scoring a meagre 11-over-par 299 in the tournament. And that was back in 2012. He has withdrawn from all subsequent Zimbabwe Open events until now. “The last time I played Harare was ages ago but I remember the experience well,” he said, “This is an awesome tournament because firstly, people there really support the sport.
“I enjoyed myself there despite how I finished the last time I was there and many other players love the course. It is always in good condition and it is always challenging and that makes it exciting to go there again,” Davidse said.
He adds that he hopes the form he showed towards the end of last season can resurface in this season-opener. “I just want to play good golf and continue to inspire other young golfers. I want to set an example, especially now that I am a father,” he said, “I just want to be the best father and husband.”