The Perth skilled relies at Kingbarns however is a frequent customer up the street when he’s wintering from his Problem Tour campaigns.
Now 30, is taking part in within the Hero Open for the third yr in succession and opened with a powerful 68 to lie simply three behind early chief Ross Fisher.
Daniel Younger makes use of Fairmont St Andrews for winter golf, so the benign circumstances on the cliffside above the Dwelling of Golf had been simple meat to him.
“I do understand it very properly,” he stated. “I play it fairly a bit within the winter, as a result of they don’t use mats they usually maintain the again tees all yr spherical.
“It’s fairly helpful for me, and it’s clearly a tour customary golf course. It performs fairly lengthy within the winter, so it’s fairly good to offer an concept the place you’re recreation’s at. It’s a superb exercise.”
Not often is it as calm because it was on Thursday morning, with some gusts for the early holes however nonetheless and calm thereafter.
“For up right here, it’s fairly benign in the present day,” added Danny. “It’s fairly scoreable circumstances, the greens are excellent and it’s fairly smooth on the market. I’d think about there’ll be some low scores this weekend.”
Younger’s kind has been strong “with out being spectacular”, and when the chance recreation to come back off the Problem Tour to the principle tour for per week, he jumped at it.
“I used to be at all times going to play if I bought in as a result of it’s twin rating factors with the Problem Tour and I gained’t miss something,” he added. “I’ve performed on this occasion for the final two years and made the reduce each instances.
“I do know the course, I prefer it right here, and I’m in my very own mattress as properly. It’s a superb week, a little bit of a special ambiance than we’ve on the Problem Tour.”
Having had the possibility, he’s trying to profit from it.
“The sport’s been actually good the final couple of months however I’ve simply not had the putter going,” he stated. “Funnily sufficient the putter was on in the present day and the remainder of the sport wasn’t fairly the place it’s been.
“However I hit it in the appropriate spots. It wasn’t the prettiest ball hanging spherical I’ve ever had however I made a number of putts. I made the birdies on the par fives the place it’s a must to, and simply fairly strong all spherical.