We chatted with 2010 U.S. Amateur Champion and European Tour pro Peter Uihlein last Friday — it was one of those rare days when he was actually at home in Jupiter, Florida, where he lives with his girlfriend Chelsea and his dog Bagger.
Pete talks with us about his first trip internationally as a pro in India, playing the Challenge Tour and European Tour, and his plans to compete in the Web.com Tour playoffs to try and earn his PGA Tour card for next season.
Check it out after the jump! (There’s also list of time stamps where we addressed specific topics.)
Detailed time stamp for certain segments:
6:50: Why he decided to play the Challenge Tour
11:00: Traveling the world and his favorite places
18:00: The Wonderful Mind of fellow European Tour player and friend Eddie Pepperell
24:00: 2017 U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka — the two used to be roommates and both played on the European Tour at the same time.
26:00: Erin Hills & the difference in conditions between the 2011 U.S. Amateur and 2017 U.S. Open
28:00: The conditions and set up of the course
31:00: Why courses should be firmer and faster, instead of longer
42:00: Winning the U.S. Amateur at Chambers Bay in 2010
46:00- The biggest differences between the PGA Tour and European Tour
57:00: His entourage or “team”
1.00.00: His girlfriend Chelsea Gates
1:01:30: His dog’s Instagram account
1:03:50: Closest friends on the European Tour
1:04:50: Rising stars in Europe who are still relative unknowns to Americans
1:06:30: Golf courses on his bucket list
1:08:25: Plans to try and earn his PGA Tour card
1:10:20: His upcoming schedule
1:13.00: Fan with Titleist Tattoos who are big fans of Pete and his dad Wally Uihlein (CEO of Acushnet, Titleist’s parent company)
Yes, I realize it’s long, but I thought it was interesting to talk with an American pro that has played primarily on the European Tour (more like the World Tour) and pick his brain on golf and life. Hope you enjoy!
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