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He’s already a certified pilot, and now MJ Viljoen is hoping to defend conclude his golf profession to unusual heights after coming by Wednesday’s first round of the Vodacom Championship Unlocked with a two-stroke lead.
Viljoen opened with an eight-below-par 64 at ERPM Golf Membership and made absolute top one bogey as he played his choice to the conclude of the leaderboard in this Upward push-Up Sequence match on the Sunshine Tour.
His nearest challengers on six-below par are Jake Redman, Daniel van Tonder, Neil Schietekat and Paul Boshoff. Van Tonder signed for a bogey-free 66 as he goes looking for a second title on the Upward push-Up Sequence.
Viljoen is having a survey to express his second victory on the Sunshine Tour after a success the Fish River Sun Enviornment in 2017.
Nevertheless he believes he’s a vastly various golfer to then, and he’s obvious to begin making the extra or less strikes in his profession he believes hes able to.
“When I won in 2017 it became unexpected. I’ve grown plenty since then as a golfer. It feels delight in I’m doing the whole factual issues now on and off the golf direction in expose to gain,” he said.
“I started this match with the factual mindset of going out to gain and now no longer merely compete. I’m motivated to enhance and accomplish one thing with the abilities I genuinely obtain. Time doesn’t streak backwards, so as that is my absolute top motivation for the time being.”
Viljoen surely did no longer raze any time on Wednesday. He started with a birdie on the 10th, his first hole, and became seven below by his first 12 holes because of speed of birdies.
“I’ve been working plenty on my swing and on the factual ways there, however I had left out my placing a chunk. I would now no longer lisp my placing became rotten, however it wasn’t better than reasonable. So I’ve been engaged on that aspect of my game as successfully,” he said.
“Engaged on my swing became the factual factor to realize. Nevertheless it surely’s one factor to hit it conclude to the hole and one other to own those putts. So if I’m able to avoid wasting those two together, then I mumble I would possibly per chance per chance well well also additionally be extra consistent in phrases of critical for tournaments. Having won before, I know what it feels delight in and I know what to realize. I own now no longer obtain to experiment. That helps plenty.”