Good Sunday morning, everyone! It has been a while since I can say I’m writing from home, but here I am. If you follow me on social media you will know that you won’t be seeing my name in China this week. I made an emergency trip home last week to see my doctor and eventually found out that I have probably been playing the last three weeks with Mono. It was awful to have to WD from China, but also a relief to have some answers. I am getting lots and lots of rest and hoping to be able to tee it up in Florida for the CME tour Championship next week.
*Lydia Ko and I at the Marathon Classic in Toledo.
While my health was up and down for the past three weeks I was happy that I managed to play 4 rounds each week. However, my focus was generally on how I felt and not how I played which is what forced me to change my plans and come home during my off week. I realized that for three weeks I was fighting the urge to rest, thinking it was jet lag, when in reality thats what I needed most. Nonetheless, I had some good rounds and decent finishes and was able to move up the money list slightly. My hope is that I can play next week and still be able to sneak into Thailand and Singapore next February.
*Round 1 of the Sime Darby LPGA in Malaysia.
With a lot of free time on my hands here at home, I was looking back at my blog posts and realized I have been writing this blog for nearly 4 and a half years. It has been fun to share all the new experiences as a rookie on both the Symetra tour and the LPGA tour, but the past couple years I feel as if I repeat myself and my stories. Its a constant cycle of good golf and bad golf and at times feel I write only because I need to write. So, I have been thinking a lot about this and I believe I will take next year off. I am not saying I will never write again, but all good things must come to an end (or at least take a break!). If you have Instagram or Twitter I will always continue to post information there and try to be even more active on those platforms. My blog will also remain live and serve as an avenue to contact me. 🙂
*Pro Am party in Korea with a great group of friends!
Right now, I just need prayers for a speedy recovery so I can tee it up in the year’s final event. Thank you to all that have read my blog from the very first post and have shared all the ups and downs. I hope I will feel motivated to come back in time, but until then I will see you on social media @KimKaufmanGolf.
*Din Tai Fung at Taipei 101 in Taiwan with our host Peiyun Chien!
Thank you all for all the support!