Lto race of Richard Bland has taken off the 48 to as if it were a Benjamin Button, sportingly speaking, it was. English couldn’t believe it when last May he won his first European Tour tournament on his attempt number 478. His victory in the British Masters 2021 made it end with a wait from 23 to, since he started on the European Tour in 1998.
After winning at The Belfry, Bland made a third place in the Made in HimmerLand and now he can boast of being one of the featured in the US Open 2021 after signing 67 hits (-4) on the second day and accumulate 137, which places it as Provisional Leader (Live Qualification). And think that and 2019 baj al Challenge Tour (the second European category), a stage in which he was convinced that he only had to “get fat and get worse”.
His straight balls and his good performance near the green have allowed the British to have the gift of his life. Perhaps in coming days the pressure could take its toll on Bland’s game, but not until now.
Curiously, Richard Bland came to The Belfry commenting that he was already looking at the senior circuit and a few weeks later he sees himself fighting with the best in the world for the victory at the US Open on a field prepared in a very demanding way. Previously, the veteran golfer had only played three ‘majors’ (British 1998, US Open 2009, British 2017).
When Bland won the British Masters, he pointed out that it was “going to take him a few weeks to get the hang of it.” I know you were right when you said: “Who knows? Maybe it’s like buses. None appear for centuries and then two appear in a row.”.