Daniel Augustus focused on PGA Tour aspirations
Daniel Augustus hopes to capitalise on the momentum gained from his latest success on the Moonlight Tour in Florida as he continues striving towards an ultimate goal of playing on the PGA Tour.
The Bermudian professional fired an impressive five-under 67 to finish the 18-hole event as joint winner alongside Pierre Viallaneix of France at Eagle Dunes Golf Club in Sorrento late last month.
“I played steady, made a couple of mistakes but I bounced back from all of them,” Augustus told The Royal Gazette.
“I made six birdies that round, hit solid and made a few putts.
“I had a chance to shoot a couple lower, and that’s what I am trying to get to.
“I am trying to consistently shoot seven, eight or nine under par as opposed to two, three, one, four.
“I am trying to take that next step forward and I am making strides in the right direction and sticking to the process.”
Augustus has not enjoyed the best of times on the golf course this year.
“I had a bit of rough going at the beginning of this year and I am bouncing back up again,” he added.
“I am just happy with me being able to put a solid round together again and just got to keep on going.
“I just have to get the game sharper; make more putts, hit it closer and hit more fairways as we’re all trying to do as professionals.”
Last month’s Moonlight Tour victory has given the player’s confidence a timely and vital boost as he attempts to go from strength to strength in pursuit of his ultimate goal of competing on the PGA Tour.
“I am really grateful for this win because it’s been awhile since I’ve had one,” Augustus said.
“I am really, really grateful for that and I just need to keep going. I need to keep getting better, keep pushing because I won’t stop until I get to the PGA Tour.
“That’s the goal and this is just a part of the journey. I am learning how to enjoy this more and more, because when I get to the PGA Tour there’s more I need to do and I need to enjoy right now.
So I enjoyed that win and I was really grateful for it.
“I drove it pretty solid and hit my irons relatively well.
“I just feel like my game is getting stronger and stronger and I am looking forward to when it all comes together again.”