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Chalmers searches win on PGA Tour

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES - Greg Chalmers believes New Orleans could be the perfect venue to arrest his Sunday slides on the US PGA Tour.

Chalmers, still searching for a maiden win on the US Tour, says TPC Louisiana suits his left-handed game and recent results back it up.

The Australian has finished T24, 5th and T8 in the last three years in New Orleans while last year's champion and recent Masters winner Bubba Watson is also left-handed.

"It's a comfortable course for left-handers as there is a lot of trouble on the right side of the golf course making it harder for right-handers," Chalmers said.

"There are enough holes with water on the right side to wreak a bit of havoc which is harder because when you look up you're looking at water.

It just gets in your head a little bit more and makes it mentally tougher."

After winning the Australian Open and Australian PGA last summer Chalmers came into the 2012 US season hoping for a career year. While his stats show four top 25 finishes so far placing him in a reasonable 76th spot on the money list, Chalmers knows he has missed some golden opportunities to do much better.

Just last week he entered the final round in Texas in a tie for sixth before a final round 78 saw him plummet to a tie for 35th.

It's a Sunday trend Chalmers needs to arrest, as his average of 72.43 so far on the final day in 2012 is the worst final round average of his US career dating back to 1999.

Chalmers believes he has pinpointed what he can do differently the next time he is in contention on Sunday, and it's as simple as an attitude adjustment.

"I definitely have been trying too hard on Sundays," the 38-year old says.

Meanwhile Adam Scott has surfaced to play on the European Tour in Korea this week while Jason Day is hopeful of returning from his ankle injury in North Carolina next week.


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