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TROON, Scotland -- Just 18 months ago, Soren Kjeldsen was wondering how hed survive in the world of golfs power hitters. Cheap Air Max 97 Wholesale .Hes 5-foot-7 (1.70 meters). Hits his drives 280 yards. He was approaching age 40 and had plummeted the world rankings. How was Kjeldsen supposed to compete in the modern game of ever-lengthening courses, against the likes of Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy?The graph was going down, the Danish player said.Now its on the up.Thanks to a shift in mentality, a new caddie, and a big win, Kjeldsen is a changed man -- and a contender at major championships.After finishing tied for seventh at the Masters in April, Kjeldsen is in third place -- three shots behind Phil Mickelson -- at the British Open on Friday following rounds of 67 and 68. Hed previously only broken 70 in two of 20 rounds at golfs oldest major.You certainly heard that story before when people get to 40 and then its downhill from there, Kjeldsen said. So I was fighting pretty hard but determined to get through, and its nice being in this position now.A Scandinavian male has never won a major but the drought could end at Royal Troon. Sandwiching Mickelson (10 under) and Kjeldsen (7 under) is Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who is on 9 under.Few can have thought Kjeldsen would bloom like this. In 2014, he had his lowest finish on the European Tours Race to Dubai since his maiden campaign in 1998 and was ranked No. 367 in the world. He also had an inferiority complex.My problem was mainly on the tee shots, he said. I felt very insecure. I just felt really weak because I dont hit it a long way. You play with guys that are flying 320 (yards) and seem to hit it down the middle every time, and you do sort of wonder.I never considered not playing golf, he added, but I certainly considered if I was ever going to be good enough to continue to compete.Kjeldsen now has an open mind about that.We all have limitations, he said.I look at most of the top players, and one thing thats helped me quite a lot is getting to know the top players, I know what they struggle with. Theyve all got something. It doesnt matter how good you are, theres always a little if in there, some part of the game. So Ive accepted that.Hiring Alistair Matheson as his caddie in 2015 was also significant. Within two weeks, Kjeldsen won the Irish Open in tough conditions for his first title in six years, and the Dane responded to Mathesons enthusiasm and can-do-better mindset.Now Kjeldsen, with his bright blond hair and smiley demeanor, is a picture of serenity on the golf course.At Troon, he made six birdies in his first round and then went bogey-free in the wind and rain for the third-lowest score among the morning starters in the second round. His short game, which he describes as very strong, is holding up as usual.I think the biggest difference now is like when I go into a major like this, I feel normal, Kjeldsen said. I dont make it more important than anything else really. I know the importance of the tournament, but I also know that for me to perform well, I need to get into my little world and get lost in that.And if I control what I can control, then Im doing OK. And thats what I learned from Augusta.And if the wind is howling and the rain is pouring on the weekend, dont bet against the little Dane with the big heart.These conditions (are) what I grew up in, Kjeldsen said. I like playing this kind of golf. I like the battling mentality that you need to play. Yes, I do thrive in this. Wholesale Air Max 97 . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night. Air Max 90 Ultra Cheap . Belfort (24-10) needed just 77 seconds to down Henderson in the headlining bout of Saturdays "UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson" event at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The fight served as a rematch of the pairs 2006 meeting, which Henderson won by decision. http:///...lyknit-for-sale.html . JOHNS, N. MONZA, Italy -- Fernando Alonso says Jenson Buttons ability to develop an F1 car makes him probably the best teammate he has worked with.Alonso and Button are in their second season together at McLaren and have spent all of that time developing a car hampered by a Honda power unit a long way off the pace. There are doubts whether the pair will remain a pair next year, with speculation McLaren will drop Button in favour of Stoffel Vandoorne.Alonso, whose former teammates include Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen and Felipe Massa, thinks Button is the complete package and ranks as his toughest.Asked if Button was pushing him harder than any other teammate, Alonso replied: Yes...He is a very experienced driver and he is helping the team a lot with feedback and developing the car. As a driver he is very complete and is probably the best I have worked with. Air Max 270 Clearance. On Thursday another from that list, Massa, announced he will retire at the end of the coming season. Alonso was unsure what the Brazilian driver, who was his teammate between 2010 and 2013 at Ferrari, was going to do after this season.A little bit [surprised]... I didnt know for sure what he was doing next year but even if he was retiring I was expecting the announcement later in the season. His decision, he is a great man, I was teammate with him for four years and I know him very well, so I wish him the best for the future and for his family.Asked seeing Massa retire made him feel old, 35-year-old Alonso quipped: I dont need to see Felipe going to feel older! ' ' ' 
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