RICHIE RAMSAY: I was introduced to golf by my grandfather who unfortunately is passed away at the moment. He used to take me out and we used to play a bit.
As a young kid, I was always a soccer player, as you guys would say, footballer. I was always a soccer player when I was younger. So I used to just play on the weekends, play a bit of golf, and my grandpa used to take me out and we used to play nine holes at a place called Hazel Head (ph) which wasn't far from where I live.
When I got to about 13 or 14, I had to make a decision what path I was going to go down. I found I was better at golf and I started to practice a bit more and I managed to get into some tournaments and played and I found that I won a few tournaments and my handicap's coming down. I thought, you know, I'm not too bad at this, it's if gun, good fun traveling.
And then I think the big step for me was I joined Royal Aberdeen Golf Club at 15, which you know the golf course, you've got to hit good shots to make a good score there. You can't just go around there and hit it average. You've got all different kind of shots. I think that was a massive learning curve for me.
There's a couple of guys there called Francis Clark, Junior and Colin Fraser (ph) who sort of took me under their wing and I played a bit of golf with them. It was good for me. They are older guys and they just said a couple things, you know, choice words about how I should play shots. We just had quite a few games and had a great laugh. For me that was really good, and for them, they didn't need to come out and take me under their winning. They could have just left me and said go away and play. It was a big step for me playing there and it's brought on my game leaps and bounds, because the courses we play back home, all the big championships are links courses. And if you can play one of the best links in Britain and you can play well around it and you can play all the shots and you can go in it without any kind of anxiety over playing these courses, you know you've got the shots, you can go out there and play it.
So I think a lot of the credit has got to go to the members at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, and hopefully for them, I can go out there and win tomorrow.
Q. How far is it why your house to Carnoustie, and would it be more meaningful to get that third invitation with a win tomorrow, The Open, also?
RICHIE RAMSAY: Carnoustie is only about 45 minutes to an hour from me. A couple of my friends play there, Kyle Kiminko (ph) and Adam Remesy (ph) they play golf there, and I've played this once before. Without any disrespect to the U.S. Masters and the U.S. Open and the PGA, it is the Open Championship and the history behind it is phenomenal. One of my friends, Lloyd Thompson, (ph) played at St. Andrews and he did fantastically well. It's on a links course, as well. So to have that and to be at home and have Scottish players would be unbelievable.
But I've got to stay focused and just all I can think of is tomorrow and praying well. So that's probably got to be put to the back of my mind at the moment.
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