It's been a great start to the season. The win was very special, to defend my championship (SAIL-SBI Open) from last year. It wasn't what I had expected but it was very nice. I didn't play well last week in Malaysia, so I was a little disappointed.
However, this week, it has been good so far. It was great to play with Ernie Els today. I was talking to Shiv Kapur on the range and he was saying what a nice guy he is. He was right. Ernie is one of the nicest guys I've played with. He is very relaxed and very encouraging. He's a legend and we all grew up watching him win tournaments, looking at his easy swing. It was nice.
If this was two years back, I would have been awe-struck. But not anymore. I've matured as a professional myself to know what I need to do on the golf course. Also, I've played with a few big names already. Ernie is a legend and it was very nice.