Inside Golf : Inside Golf October 2014
22 October 2014 | www.insidegolf.com.au cover story 2014 has been an eventful year for Oliver Goss. The 20-year-old rising star played in his first US Open, his first US Masters (taking home the Silver Cup as Low Amateur), turned professional and even and held his first 36-hole lead in a PGA Tour event. Oliver Goss at last year’s US Amateur (Photo: USGA/Chris Keane) What’s it been like since turning pro? There’s a lot of things you have to learn early when you turn professional. You’ve just got to be able to catch on as quick as you can and adjust as well as possible. Pro golf is nothing like amateur golf. You’ve got to make the big step and try and play well early because these guys are so good out here. How is pro golf so different than amateur golf? Everyone when you’re younger tells you that ‘every shot counts’ and it really does out here. One shot here can mean the world and you can be one shot out of missing the cut. Everything is so close. There’s not much difference between shooting even and a couple under, just a couple putts here and there. It’s just every single shot means so much out here. How does the perception of being a pro compare to the reality? Well leading up to my decision to turn pro, after the Masters, I realized that if I play well out here I can contend. I definitely proved it at Congressional (Quicken Loans National) I think. It’s out there for me and I just got to put it together. I need to improve on some things. I feel that if I do play well I can for sure contend and who knows what can happen. I think I’m a pretty good ball-striker so I can keep it in check with my ball-striking. If I have a poor round with my putter I’m still in the mix and I’m making cuts. How do you feel you’ve dealt with the challenges? I’ve played a lot of professional events, especially in Australia, and that helped me prepare for this and I think I’ve adjusted well. I haven’t necessarily putted the way I would have liked. Putting is key. I just need to find some rhythm with the putter. I’ve been striking the ball well. Are the greens that much different? Yes, that’s another difference between pro and amateur golf, the pin locations. Even in Australia the pins are so much different even in college events over here. They’re a lot tougher and then to PGA Tour level is on another planet. Pins are so very tough and just the rough around the greens makes it really difficult as well. What’s been a highlight for you this year? Probably leading the Quicken Loans The ‘InsIde Goss’ on olIver  Three’s a Crowd? Who Says Also AvAilAble in: Columbia Par Car | Cushman | eagle | Garia | Melex | star Car | Tomberlin *Independent laboratory testing validates the sustained capacity and superior performance of Trojan Batteries. For More InFoMatIon: +61-1300-883-643 alcobatt.com.au There’s a Reason why the Top 3 Golf and Utility Manufacturers use Trojan Batteries in their Vehicles. 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