No big difference for Drewitt

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by Mark Hayes on Pebble Beach

Brett Drewitt tears a ride on the second on Pebble Beach during today's training.

This week there is a new name for Aussie fans to cheer and embrace during the US Open.

But for Brett Drewitt himself, even on his big championship debut, it is not something that is overwhelming.

Drewitt, 28, whose formative years were mostly spent in Central and North New South Wales, has the lucky advantage of being a member of the PGA Tour in the US in 2016-17 and having T33 in the AT&T Pro-Am completed.

"It's so nice to know the golf course a little bit … I would think it would be a different feeling to play your first major on a course you had never seen before," said Drewitt, currently in the middle of a Tough Web.Com Tour struggles to regain its top speed.

"Things seem in a certain way – the USGA clearly makes it a bit harder than the PGA Tour does – but from that perspective it doesn't feel overwhelming at all."

The same feeling of & # 39; belonging & # 39 ;, says Drewitt, also applies to the feeling that first-timers often outpace a driving range, in addition to that of Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

"No, that inspires me to be back here, but I've played with these guys before and I feel like I belong here," he said.

"It's just that a major (this week) is not a PGA Tour event.

"I know I can compete, but it's about managing my game around this golf course.

"But I am in a better position with my game (two years later), 100 percent.

"My game gets better every year, I know that I have spent a year on the (main) tour and then been on the web again (tour), but I know that I am getting better, my game is improving, I am mentally & # 39; m more mature and now it's about putting it together.

"We'll see how we're going this week – I'm not letting this week wander too much. I just want to stay in the moment and enjoy it for what it is and see how my game works.

"Enjoy it, that's the most important thing."

Drewitt was one of five players who went to the US Open last week through sectional qualification at the Springfield Country Club in Ohio, but did not change his week's plans.

Although he admits that it was somewhat difficult to focus on the Web.Com Tour event in South Carolina, won by fellow New South Welshman Rhein Gibson.

"It was a crazy week, but I don't think it was really soaked until I got here. I think playing an event last week has withdrawn me and helped me to be honest."

Drewitt plays the first two rounds alongside American Eric Dietrich and Chilean Guillermo Pereira.

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