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Coetzee to be big in 2016?

2015-09-09 11:36
George Coetzee (AFP)

Cape Town- A broken ankle has just about ended George Coetzee’s season, but 2015 remains a breakthrough year for the 29-year-old South African.

Coetzee is eyeing the end-of-year Finals Series of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai for his comeback, though he is not expecting to play in all four of those events in October and November.

But regardless of what happens between now and the end of the year, Coetzee is confident about his chances in 2016.

Having won the Tshwane Open in March and then the Mauritius Open in May, Coetzee then registered his first ever top 10 finish in a Major at the PGA Championship when he tied for seventh.

But despite his success in America, Coetzee has no plans to move to the PGA Tour just yet.

“There’s a lot of goals in life that you want to achieve but I’m more focused on the processes and just achieving step by step and goal by goal,” said Coetzee.

“If I achieve my goals then one day I’ll end up playing the schedule that I want and the events that I want to. It’s not very specific when I tell it to people but I know where I’m going.

“This year the two wins felt like big changes and steps in the right direction in my career. I know how to handle the mental side of my game much better than I did the last couple of years.

“I’m looking forward to playing well and getting into contention in big events because I feel like I can handle it.”

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