Friday, 08 March 2019
Mike Lorenzo-Vera  (Getty Images)
Mike Lorenzo-Vera (Getty Images)

It is often said some people just need a good kick up the backside to succeed and Mike Lorenzo-Vera is hoping that will be the case over the weekend at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

The Frenchman has been working with coach Justin Parsons and a sports psychologist as he seeks a first European Tour win following some near-misses in recent years.

He went eight seasons without a European Tour top three before finishing third on home soil in the Rolex Series at the 2017 HNA Open de France and has been trending in the right direction ever since.

He cut an emotional figure when losing a play-off at last season's Rocco Forte Sicilian Open and a top 30 at last week's Oman Open made it 177 appearances without that elusive maiden triumph.

Parsons' work is well known as a coach in the Harmon stable but after back to back rounds of 68 put him in contention at Doha Golf Club, Lorenzo-Vera revealed his psychologist is also playing a big role in transforming his attitude and his confidence.

She's been kicking my ass because I don't believe in me and don't believe in the fact that that I can win - Mike Lorenzo-Vera

"We've been working really hard on the swing to make it really consistent," he said. "We've been working very hard mentally with my psychologist and now Justin told me that I really needed to be a bit more strong and precise in my physical preparation for the swings

"I had a great chat as well last week with my psychologist, she's been kicking my ass because I don't believe in me and don't believe in the fact that that I can win so I'm coming here and just thinking about the trophy.

"I'm trying my best."

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