Baddeley happy with his game

Aaron Baddeley can perhaps lay claim to being the most in form of the Australians heading into this week's US Open but he was wary about getting too carried away with his prospects.

He leads the Australians on the money list this season and two weeks ago at the Memorial Tournament he finished 9th.

"My game feels good," said Baddeley before his second look at the golf course today. "Obviously the Memorial was nice so that was a positive and had a good practice last week at home with Lynchy (coach Dale Lynch).

"We worked on my action and trying to free the arms up a bit on the backswing.

"They say it is straight forward and right there in front of you and not tricked up," said Baddeley when asked what others have said about the layout at Olympic given he was yet to see the golf course.

"It's the US Open and will be challenging and I think par will be a good score."

Baddeley's best finish at the US Open was when 13th in 2007 after leading into the final round but admits he is a very different golfer now. "I have a better understanding of my game and my emotions and just a different guy with two kids also since then so that helps with the patience.

"The goal is to be in with a chance going into the last round and I feel like I am playing well enough to do that. I feel if I can play my game then I have a chance. I am just keen for the week to get going."

"I am going to play eight holes today, then 18 tomorrow and the 10 on Wednesday," he added when asked of his schedule for the remainder of the week.

Bruce Young
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