Katie Burnett Recaps her Rookie Season

Another season has come to an end and with that LPGA.com caught up with several rookies to get their thoughts on their first season on Tour, what part of their game grew this year and advice for the next class of rookies. This week we check in with Katie Burnett to see what she has to say about 2013 and what she'll be doing to prepare for next year.

LPGA: What part of your game has grown the most this year? 
BURNETT: I would say my mental game has grown the most being able to deal with the pressure and stress week in and week out on the LPGA.

LPGA: What did you do in your spare time when on the road?
BURNETT: Watch movies and go out and explore the town or city we are in.

LPGA: What was the biggest transition for you this season?
BURNETT: Just getting used to the ropes of a new tour and new people.

LPGA: When practicing do you listen to you listen to music?
BURNETT: I listen to everything. You can literally find almost every genre of music on my iPod.

LPGA: What is your go to club in your bag?
BURNETT: I don't just have one, I love my putter and my wedges.

LPGA: What was your best moment on tour this season?
BURNETT: Shooting 30 on the front nine of St. Andrews and leading the RICOH Women's British Open through 15 holes.

LPGA: What do you wish someone had told you early in the season?
BURNETT: Just remember to always stay positive and have as much fun as possible because everyday I am living my dream.

LPGA: Did you have an “ah ha” moment this year?
BURNETT: Not really, just realized the more fun I had and the more I was smiling and enjoying myself the better I played.

LPGA: Earlier this year we asked what tournament you were looking forward to most – now we want to know what was your favorite, the best tour stop on your schedule this year.
BURNETT: My favorite would probably have to be the Kingsmill Championship because I loved the course, it was in amazing shape, and the crowds were amazing. Loved the atmosphere. I would have said the RICOH Women's British Open at St. Andrews because I don't know how it gets any better than that, but the Kingsmill Championshp is my favorite course that we will be returning to in 2014.

LPGA: With the season now over what are you planning on doing during the down time?
BURNETT:  I am just going to work on my game for the upcoming season. I just recently got back from a vacation in South Africa.

LPGA: How will you prepare for the 2014? 
BURNETT: Just trying to fine tune parts of my long game and continue working on the strong parts of my game as well.

LPGA: What advice do you have for next year’s class of rookies?
BURNETT: Just remember to have fun and stay positive. This is not a sprint it is a marathon.


Topics: Quick Q & A, Burnett, Katie

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