In the opening month of the first TrackMan Open, we witnessed a thrilling back-and-forth for the top spot between PGA Tour professional Jason Dufner and Web.com contender Sebastian Cappelen.
In the end, the Danish golfer came out on top with an impressive high score of 93 points. Equally impressive was Cappelen’s decision to perform his winning Combine challenge right after his bogey free 65 round at the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, KS. Someone must have slept well that night.
We interviewed the July TrackMan Open Champion to find out more about him.
1. How old were you and where did you break par for 18 holes for the first time?
I broke par for the first time at my home club in Denmark, Odense Eventyr Golf Klub. I believe I was 15 at the time.
2. Best shot of your career?
So far the best shot of my career has to be during the 3rd round of Made in Denmark 2016 (European Tour event) on the 16th hole. Iconic short par 3 with a very nice crowd surrounding it. I flew a pitching wedge just past the pin and spun it back in the hole for an ace.
3. What is your best Combine score ever?
4. Who’s your favorite golfer and why?
Growing up, Thomas Bjørn was always an idol, being the best Dane for a long time in the golf world.
5. Who would be in your dream four-ball?
Jason Day, Martin Kaymer, Adam Scott
6. Do you use the TrackMan Combine regularly in your training sessions?
I use the combine on a regular basis. It’s a very good way to test yourself on a continuous basis, and thereby to get an idea of your current shotmaking skills.
7. A break down of a normal training day?
3-4 hours practice in the morning with a different focus each day. Stretch/workout session in the afternoon. Play twice a week.
8. Who’s on your team?
I’ve been working a lot with Brian Beasley on the bag this year, but currently on a break the last few events of the season. Still working with my long time coach, Thomas Larsson, and being part of the Danish pro team provides me access to their strength coaches when needed.
9. What do you focus most on when working with your TrackMan and why?
Attack angle, Face-to-Path, Path, and Swing Plane are always important numbers for me. I tend to be too much down on the ball with my mid irons, so the TrackMan easily allows me to get the instant feedback for when it’s within the frame. But in general, it’s the confirmation of what a shot feels like to what it actually was.
10. Besides winning the TrackMan Open in July, what’s your highlight this season?
Best result this year was at the Air Capital Classic in Wichita, KS. Managed to finish T7.
11. The one mulligan you’d like to have?
Last round of the 2014 Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield, MO. 6 foot put on my last hole for birdie. If it had gone in, my PGA Tour card would have been locked up.
12. Most desired title to win?
Have a look at Sebastian’s winning Combine Report here.
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