It’s been an unprecedented time for LPGA Tour winner Bronte Law, who has spent time in England with her family since the Tour hiatus began back in March. The 25-year-old called in to SiriusXM’s PGA TOUR Radio’s A New Breed of Golf from across the pond to talk with host Michael Breed about the wait.
“I think things over here are pretty strict in terms of the lockdown measures that have been put in place compared to what you’re seeing in other countries,” said Law. “We’re only supposed to go out of the house once a day for one form of exercise. We’re allowed to do one shop per week to get all the necessary food, any medication that that we need. Golf courses are closed and they don’t really want us outside at all. It’s really been quite a bizarre five weeks.”
Law said she’s enjoying the time at home, where she feels like she’s making up for lost time since she’s away from her family so often while traveling. “I’m trying to see the positives in the whole situation,” said Law.
She applauded Commissioner Mike Whan for his decisions while navigating the pandemic. With travel bans in place, Law recognizes the possibility of quarantines once getting back to the United States to compete, but said Whan has been more than forthcoming with updates to LPGA Tour players.
“He’s certainly been very supportive,” said Law. “He or other members of the staff at the LPGA have been constantly checking in and making sure that we’re aware exactly of the situation.”
But with no events, Law set new goals for herself before a comeback to the course. She’s taken the last couple of weeks to focus on herself and her fitness goals. Law said she didn’t touch her clubs for a month so that when she went back to practicing, her body and stamina wouldn’t be threatened by any injuries or weaknesses down the line.
“Recently, I’ve started practicing again. I’m lucky enough where I can actually hit an eight iron in the garden, so I have an area I can practice. I have a short game area, that I can pitch in and probably hit a pitch shot up to about 40 yards with various greens and a net to hit into,” said Law. “I have a gym at home, too. Just really been using the time to be the best athlete and golfer that I can be when I go out on Tour.”
She’s also taken time to reflect on her 2019 season accomplishments. Her first Tour win at the Pure Silk Championship and her European Solheim Cup appearance were highlights of a remarkable third season on Tour. Law said she’s ready to take that winning mindset with her through the rest of 2020 once she tees it up again.
“I think that proved to myself that even when I’m not playing the best golf that I possibly can. All it takes is one good round to get yourself up there, and then just the mindset of knowing that I can win,” said Law. “Sometimes it’s just proving it to yourself more than anything that you can do it. I think once I did that, I stopped worrying about what other people thought and I constantly just know deep down myself that I know I’m good enough. Ultimately, as an athlete I think that that is the hidden key that a lot of people struggle to find. Once you find it, with hard work and determination, you can do whatever you want.”