Golf – Amateur – Pauline Roussin-Bouchard: "Working is in my character"

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Five months after entering university at South Carolina, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard has become world No. 1 amateur and Alain Alberti's pupil will compete in the Augusta National Women's Amateur in early April. “You have been the new world No. 1 amateur since January 13. What was your reaction when you found out?
Surprise! I did not expect to pass in front of Atthaya Thitikul (the Thai woman, n ° 2 now), at least before she goes professional. One of my university coaches sent me a message saying, "Look who has become world number 1! ". I was not expecting it at all. This is partly thanks to the ranking reform, which highlights the latest results. But it is also thanks to your very good results throughout the year, with in particular four victories …
It is above all the result of a lot of work, and a certain osmosis in my team: Alain Alberti, my coach, Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, who takes over, Amélie Cazé, my mental trainer and Frédéric Lambertin, my physical trainer . This supervision allows me to work hard, to always want to do better. It's also in my character, to work a lot and not to stay on top of what I have learned. I just had a little run-out last summer, since I spent a month studying for my baccalaureate. I gave everything for Evian (missed cut) or the European Team Championships, I just regret not having prepared them as I would have liked. But I didn't really have a choice (Laughter). "data-reactid =" 18 "> Five months after entering the University of South Carolina, Pauline Roussin-Bouchard has become world No. 1 amateur. Alain Alberti's student will compete in the Augusta National Women's Amateur At the beginning of April. “You have been the new world No. 1 amateur since January 13. What was your reaction when you found out?
Surprise! I did not expect to pass in front of Atthaya Thitikul (the Thai woman, n ° 2 now), at least before she goes professional. One of my university coaches sent me a message saying, "Look who has become world number 1! ". I was not expecting it at all. This is partly thanks to the ranking reform, which highlights the latest results. But it is also thanks to your very good results throughout the year, with in particular four victories …
It is above all the result of a lot of work, and a certain osmosis in my team: Alain Alberti, my coach, Patricia Meunier-Lebouc, who takes over, Amélie Cazé, my mental trainer and Frédéric Lambertin, my physical trainer . This supervision allows me to work hard, to always want to do better. It's also in my character, to work a lot and not to stay on top of what I have learned. I just had a little run-out last summer, since I spent a month studying for my baccalaureate. I gave everything for Evian (missed cut) or the European Team Championships, I just regret not having prepared them as I would have liked. But I didn't really have a choice (Laughter).

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "In four individual events contested since your arrival in the United States, you have won one and signed a Top 3. How do you explain this rapid adaptation?
From my first tournament in September, I realized that the training routine required was not at all the same as mine. I always used to play my course and train a lot afterwards, from 1 to 4 hours. In the United States, it's very different: we only have one recognition party and not two, we sometimes play five on the recce 'and in the afternoon, the coach gives us only one hour for training. The advantage is that it allows us to catch up on our lessons, to study and to keep the influx. But I had to adapt, and quickly! Is this American system better than the one you had before?
No, I do not think so. But there is no point in fighting against it. I accepted it from the first tournament, I changed my routines … And I win the tournament after! It was a bit of a reward to have analyzed this new situation well and not to be annoyed. And then, the American university suits me well: it's very structured, we work a lot and I've always worked a lot. Amélie and Patricia also helped me get used to it. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard "In itself, the sports sessions are less intense than what I did at home" Some European golfers feel distant and lonely when arriving in the United States. Was this your case?
I was not homesick at all. However, I have spent the past five years being with my mom every day, all the time. But I think it is thanks to this very strong family bond, with my parents, my brother and my grandmother, that I feel good here, at a distance. The rest balance naturally. I have good lessons, I have good grades, I get along with all the girls on the team, my roommate has become my best friend, the college coaches are great … This all created a balance that allows me to do everything thoroughly. We know the essential physical training in American universities …
(She cuts) In itself, the sports sessions are less intense than what I did at home. By studying via the CNED in France (National Center for Distance Education), I had almost the same structure. The hardest part is waking up at 5:45 am on Tuesday and Thursday (Laughter). The sessions are suitable for a team of seven girls, with some less physical than others. Suddenly, I add cardio sessions that Frédéric sends me every week from France, I started swimming, and I also do bodybuilding with the physical trainer of college. How is your new staff there?
American coaches are part of my circle, but they help me on very basic things. All that I work technically, it is only Alain or Patricia who touch it. Since my arrival in August, I send them my swings almost every day, and they answer me within a minute. We see each other every two or three months for a big training session, which allows us to plan the following weeks. I also work with my putting with David Ames, through videos. "Data-reactid =" 20 ">In four individual events contested since your arrival in the United States, you have won one and signed a Top 3. How do you explain this rapid adaptation?
From my first tournament in September, I realized that the training routine required was not at all the same as mine. I always used to play my course and train a lot afterwards, from 1 to 4 hours. In the United States, it's very different: we only have one recognition party and not two, we sometimes play five on the recce 'and in the afternoon, the coach gives us only one hour for training. The advantage is that it allows us to catch up on our lessons, to study and to keep the influx. But I had to adapt, and quickly! Is this American system better than the one you had before?
No, I do not think so. But there is no point in fighting against it. I accepted it from the first tournament, I changed my routines … And I win the tournament after! It was a bit of a reward to have analyzed this new situation well and not to be annoyed. And then, the American university suits me well: it's very structured, we work a lot and I've always worked a lot. Amélie and Patricia also helped me get used to it. Pauline Roussin-Bouchard "In itself, the sports sessions are less intense than what I did at home" Some European golfers feel distant and lonely when arriving in the United States. Was this your case?
I was not homesick at all. However, I have spent the past five years being with my mom every day, all the time. But I think it is thanks to this very strong family bond, with my parents, my brother and my grandmother, that I feel good here, at a distance. The rest balance naturally. I have good lessons, I have good grades, I get along with all the girls on the team, my roommate has become my best friend, the college coaches are great … This all created a balance that allows me to do everything thoroughly. We know the essential physical training in American universities …
(She cuts) In itself, the sports sessions are less intense than what I did at home. By studying via the CNED in France (National Center for Distance Education), I had almost the same structure. The hardest part is waking up at 5:45 am on Tuesday and Thursday (Laughter). The sessions are suitable for a team of seven girls, with some less physical than others. Suddenly, I add cardio sessions that Frédéric sends me every week from France, I started swimming, and I also do bodybuilding with the physical trainer of college. How is your new staff there?
American coaches are part of my circle, but they help me on very basic things. All that I work technically, it is only Alain or Patricia who touch it. Since my arrival in August, I send them my swings almost every day, and they answer me within a minute. We see each other every two or three months for a big training session, which allows us to plan the following weeks. I also work with my putting with David Ames, through videos.

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "You have been invited to the Augusta National Women's Amateur, which takes place the week before the Masters. Is it a dream to discover this sacred temple of golf?
This is clearly crazy! Especially since I will not be the only French there, since there will be Candice Mahé and Lucie Malchirand, with whom I am very close. It will be crazy to be all three at Augusta. I already know a little bit about the Champions Retreat course (the first 54 holes) but I'm lucky to be able to go back there before the tournament. We will try to go there two or three times with my coach Kalen Anderson, who will be my caddy during the event. It will allow us to take our marks well. The box "n ° 1 amateur world" being checked, what are your other objectives for the year 2020?
I'm going to pass the LPGA Tour cards this year. I hope to stay in the world top 5 until the end of August, which would allow me to go directly to the second stage, in October. After, everything will depend on my season, between Augusta and the national tournaments with college … Even if I have my card, I hesitate to leave myself a second amateur season and not to go professional until June 2021. " "data-reactid =" 26 ">You have been invited to the Augusta National Women's Amateur, which takes place the week before the Masters. Is it a dream to discover this sacred temple of golf?
This is clearly crazy! Especially since I will not be the only French there, since there will be Candice Mahé and Lucie Malchirand, with whom I am very close. It will be crazy to be all three at Augusta. I already know a little bit about the Champions Retreat course (the first 54 holes) but I'm lucky to be able to go back there before the tournament. We will try to go there two or three times with my coach Kalen Anderson, who will be my caddy during the event. It will allow us to take our marks well. The box "n ° 1 amateur world" being checked, what are your other objectives for the year 2020?
I'm going to pass the LPGA Tour cards this year. I hope to stay in the world top 5 until the end of August, which would allow me to go directly to the second stage, in October. After, everything will depend on my season, between Augusta and the national tournaments with college … Even if I have my card, I hesitate to leave myself a second amateur season and not to go professional until June 2021. "