08 Oct 2020 | Professional golf |

Herbert calm before British PGA

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Lucas Herbert will be one of the favourites at the British PGA. Photo: Getty

Lucas Herbert is doing his best not to think too much as he prepares for one biggest events of the year on the European Tour at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Speaking to RSN radio in Melbourne from London today, Herbert said he was keeping an even keel after good results in recent weeks. "It's exciting," he said. "I've always got to to bring that level of optimism but there's only so long you can play well. I don't want to put my expectations up too high and expect my game to be way it was last week and the week prior to that as well. "I'm trying to come into the week with no expectations and let everything happen a little bit. I mean, it's another way of saying I'm trying to get out of my own way, let my form kind of carry on and not thing too much about it." Last week at the Scottish Open Herbert shot 65 in the final round to finish tied-fourth, his best finish in the tour's Rolex Series. But a Saturday 79 in driving rain cost him dearly. "That was the worst conditions I’ve ever played in from a rain perspective," Herbert said. “I had four layers on the bottom… I think six clubs went missing that day. “My caddie Johnny fell over backwards and landed on the bag which was mildly humorous until the next hole when we pulled the umbrella out and the umbrella had snapped in half in the fall, so that was kind of how good our day was going there!”

Herbert's world ranking has shot up to No. 67, and he is seventh on the European Tour's points list.

Listen to the full interview with RSN here

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