Catching up with the European Solheim Cup star ahead of the 2014 Hero Women’s Indian Open.


Have you been to India before?

It’s my second time in India. I played two years ago in DLF. The course here is looking good. I think it’s going to be tough to stop the ball on the greens because it’s very firm. I think it’s playing quite short and it’s very narrow, so you need to be very accurate with your tee shots.

What are your expectations?

I’m playing well. I was recently second in the CME Group Tour Championship and I’m going to try and play my best.

Do you use the driver much on this course?

No, not much. It’s narrow. I hit it far, but you have to hit it on the fairway. If you miss it, you are lost. It’s not the best course for me because it’s short and people that hit the ball straight are going to find it easier. I’m hitting it well, so I’ll take more irons and 3-woods. You have to have a good strategy and then make putts.

Tell us about the field.

There are some good players here like in every tournament, so it’s going to be tough to be up there with those great names.

What is unique about this golf course? Are you aware that it is built on graves?

Well I didn’t know that. I think it’s nice to have this course in the middle of Delhi.

What are your thoughts on the Indian hospitality?

It’s very nice, the food is great and everyone is very helpful. The hotel is really nice with breakfast, lunch and dinner, so I’m very happy here.