What an absolutely beautiful day…finally some clear and sunny weather! I actually had to dig through my golf bag today to find my sunscreen; it’s been awhile since I’ve needed it! Tomorrow is the first round of the Teva Championship out at King’s Island! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the rain will stay away. I have a 9:20 am starting time tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll finish before any bad weather comes in!
This week is ultra special because my husband drove up from Charlotte, NC to caddie for me! He is always so positive and energetic! I always have so much more fun when he caddies, so I know I will have an awesome day tomorrow no matter how I play! Here is a picture that was taken of us last summer at the LPGA Corning Classic!
After a quick stop for some pancakes at Bob Evans this morning, I practiced a little and then played about 12 holes just to see a few holes before tomorrow! It was a pretty relaxing day and I even played with my long-time friend Virada “Oui” Nirapathpongporn! We actually went to high school together and were roommates at the IMG David Leadbetter Sports Academy in Bradenton, FL! I spent my sophomore, junior, and senior year at the Academy before graduating and moving on to play at the University of Texas. Oui and I had a lot of fun today laughing about some of the funny things we remembered from our high school days! Its crazy to think about how much time has already passed! She is from Bangkok, Thailand and I think she told me once that her last name in Thai means “Family of Good Health?” I wish my last name meant something significant like that! The only thing I could find on Swenson was that it is “one of the oldest of all recorded surnames, pre-dating to 1086, descending from Scandinavia, and is one of the earliest settlers name in America.” Only semi-interesting, I guess!
Anyway, I’m excited about tomorrow, as the course is in incredible shape! I know if I just stay patient with myself and just stay focused on the process, then I can post a really good number! As for now, I think I will watch the 2 episodes of “Tory and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood” that I TiVo'd this morning, then off to bed! I can't wait for my toasted cinnamon-raisin english muffin in the morning to start off my day! (Thomas' "nooks and crannies" of course!)