Bernd Wiesberger: "It was really a pleasure"

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Bernd Wiesberger: "It was really a pleasure"

Bernd Wiesberger admitted he was still learning from Padraig Harrington after spending the first two days at the 2021 BMW International Open in the company of the Ryder Cup Captain.

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"I’ve played plenty with him.

He’s very competitive and tries his hardest out there, even though he wasn’t quite on it this week. But you can see, all of a sudden he makes a couple of eagles and you see it in his eyes. He was very focused on what he was doing.

Hopefully the odd shot I hit over the last two days maybe stayed in the back of his mind - not so much the last three wood into the par five. At the end of the day, we’re still trying to compete out here, he has his stuff figured out off the golf course and results will hopefully determine who will be on his team.

It was a pleasure playing with him. A lot to take from his demeanour out on the course" Martin Kaymer insisted he was not putting too much pressure on himself on home soil after carding an opening 70 at the 2021 BMW International Open.

The home favourite is a two time Major Champion and former World Number One but his last win was his second Major at the 2014 U.S. Open Championship and he currently sits 99th in the Official World Golf Ranking. A long awaited victory this week at Golfclub München Eichenried would go some way to moving him back to the very top of the game, but the 36-year-old insists he is willing to be patient.

"I was searching a bit over the last few weeks what it was," he said. "I said to Craig (Connelly, caddie) also, I’m not too far away. Then you miss a cut and think you must be far away. But it didn’t feel like it.

My attitude changed a bit in terms of: I don’t need to perform this week. My goal is more mid-term, long-term. I need to get back to the Top 50 in the World, Top 20 and eventually to the Top Ten, Top Five. I need to see it step by step.

My main mission is now to play golf and work on the things I work on with my coach in the tournament without focusing so much on the result. I think that attitude takes the pressure away a little bit."