Dylan Frittelli is ready to return to the pro circuit and will do so a stronger version of himself after using the lockdown period to bulk up both mentally and physically, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
The 2019 John Deere Classic champion has not let the suspension of the PGA TOUR disrupt his goals of playing his way up the world rankings. While his defence of his most significant win was derailed by the coronavirus pandemic, the South African’s plans for the rest of 2020 remain on track. Perhaps, even a little firmer after using the time on the sidelines to work on body, mind and soul.
‘The preparation has gone really well. I’ve had some great weeks in the gym and have picked up some weight too and am feeling strong,’ he told Compleat Golfer.
‘The golf’s gone well. I’ve played well and have mixed up the training and the golf nicely. Slowing down on the gym side and getting some more competitive social rounds in.
‘I am excited to get back … it’s been a long time. Three months off is kinda weird but I’ve enjoyed it. It’s been great to clear the head, relax and get that gym work in. And, you know, look at the bigger picture and figure out how to become a better golfer.’
He will need to be at his peak straight out of the gates with one of the year’s strongest fields ready to descend on Colonial for next week’s Charles Schwab Challenge. [Read that story here: First PGA TOUR event offers stacked field]
‘I think I will come out of this a better golfer. Time will tell … let’s see how the experience goes out on the course. It’s going to be a little strange traveling around the country with all the regulations and things being different to normal. But I’m just glad we are able to get out there and do our job. You know some people have lost their jobs through of all this, so I’m definitely counting myself as fortunate to be able to return and do what I love.’