Date: March 07, 2007
Author: Sportal

Switch suits Moseley

Sportal Desperate to re-establish himself as one of the leading Australians on the circuit, Jarrod Moseley is hoping a switch to the Asian Tour will be just the kick start his career needs. After losing his European Tour card at the end of 2005, Moseley spent much of last season rebuilding his game in his native Western Australia. And although the 34-year-old is not getting carried away with his progress so far, Moseley believes the several years he spent in Europe will hold him in good stead for 2007 and beyond, starting with the inaugural Motorola International Bintan at the Ria Bintan Golf Club from March 22-25. “I rested enough last year which was my goal. I wanted to spend time with my family. This year is more of put the foot down and play golf again. I&aposm happy with how things have progressed,” Moseley said. Winner of the 1999 Heineken Classic and the 2002 Australian PGA Championship, Moseley said victory in Indonesia would be a great start to the year. “We&aposll be at a beautiful course and we&aposre going to enjoy it. I&aposve played there before, it&aposs good but it&aposs a tough course and can be very demanding. I&aposm sure the wind will get up at some stage and I&aposm looking forward to it,” Moseley said. “It would be nice to win in Ria Bintan, we&aposll see how things go. I&aposm playing well enough to perform well and I&aposm sure they want me to perform well, whether that&aposs to win or not, we&aposll wait and see,” he said. Moseley is one of 10 Australians invited to participate in the tournament, including Marcus Fraser, tour veteran Peter Senior, Kurt Barnes, Chris Campbell, David Diaz, Adam Bland, Michael Wright, Cameron Percy and Steven Jeffress. Senior, who is presently sitting 11th on the PGA Tour Order of Merit, is confident he can challenge for the title. “The game is pretty good at the moment. I&aposve had some good tournaments in Adelaide and New Zealand recently. You never know in this game. I&aposll have one look at the Ria Bintan course on the Wednesday of the tournament week and sometimes it&aposs a good thing as you don&apost learn where the trouble is. I&aposve heard quite a lot about the golf course and the island. It&aposll be interesting,” he said.