Thorbjorn Olesen has made this third trip to Western Australia to compete in the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth this week at Lake Karrinyup Country Club.
Returning to a country he loves, Olesen made a point of getting out and about taking a helicopter to Rottnest Island following his practice round on Tuesday.
“I think this was my third time to Perth and I haven't seen that much actually the first two times, so it was great to get away from the golf course and see something else,” said Olesen.
“It was an amazing island, very peaceful. The ocean was incredible, so clear and beautiful.
“So it was great to get away and see something different.”
But now it is down to business with the Dane chasing his fifth European Tour title and third on Aussie soil after he also won the 2014 ISPS HANDA Perth International and 2016 World Cup of Golf.
“I love coming here, love coming to Melbourne and love coming to Perth. The people are very nice and the food is good. You know just great golf courses also,” added Olesen.
“I think it keeps me happy when you are in a place where you want to be, you like to be.
“It makes it easier to enjoy playing and that makes the best of me I think.”
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will draw the eyes of the world, as people tune into see the unique format which Olesen is already a fan of.
“I think this Super 6 is a great idea. I think sometimes 18 holes is maybe too much and takes too long,” continued Olesen.
“To sit in front of the TV and watch for five and a half hours is too much and probably also because there's too many guys to play, it's slow, and that's something that needs to change also I think.
“But, a shorter format I think is great. It's good for the viewers and good for the spectators and everybody.
Olesen hopes to be the inaugural ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth champion but will need to come out firing.
“Six holes is like a sprint, golf is normally a marathon, so you have to be ready when you start.
“I mean you have to be mentally ready, that's for sure, and I think you have to be aggressive in match play.
“Obviously you have to play your opponent but also concentrate on your own game.
“It's all about making putts, I think that's the key thing in match play and that's what you have to do.”
“I'd love to win it definitely.”
Thorbjorn Olesen tees off tomorrow at 7am off the 10th hole at Lake Karrinyup Country Club playing alongside Louis Oosthuizen and Marcus Fraser.
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