Dec 15th, 2016
Nicki Colsearts depressed by his US experience
We get it!
Words: John Dean
Original GolfPunk Nicki Colsearts has been talking about his experience of playing in the USA, and we totally get it.
“In the two years I spent in the US, I think I had some sort of depression going on for many reasons.
“I ended up being out there all the time, my golf game wasn’t what I expected it to be and so everything together made it hard for me to handle things I was going through at the time. That’s why when I got to April of my second season out there I called it off. I said I can’t do this any more.
“When I was in Europe and I watched golf on the TV from the US I’d start to get the shakes. When I realised it was affecting me physically I decided it was probably not a good idea to go back. It wasn’t homesickness, I’ve always been happy enough travelling the world with my golf clubs and my suitcase. It was just being in America all the time.
“When you play on Tour in Europe you change countries every week, you change food all the time but in the US it’s all the same. OK, Arizona is not the same as Florida or the north east of the US, but it’s the same yellow line on the roads, it’s the same restaurants everywhere and the same chicken Caesar salad. For me, that got a bit boring in the end.”
It sounds like Nicki C was experiencing Ground Hog Day out there. It’s one thing if you are properly based in the US on a full time basis, and have real roots there. But otherwise it has to be hard, and we really don’t envy him the experience.