A quagmire and how Dhruv Sheoran coped with it

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The mess Dhruv Sheoran is trying to clear is partly his creation and circumstances beyond his control. Photo Credit: Dhruv Sheoran

Dhruv Sheoran is getting out of a quagmire.

That’s the impression after Day 2 of the Jaipur Open, which saw him scramble to a position of strength. Five shots off the lead at 7-under, some sanity has been restored after a rough ride, especially the past two weeks.

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The mess Dhruv’s trying to clear is partly his creation and circumstances beyond his control. The perfectionist in Dhruv drove him to grind it out during the off-season to the point of a burnout. The body and mind were crying out for rest but Dhruv pushed on when the PGTI season restarted last month. The results haven’t been pretty, particularly the last two weeks of missing cut in Chennai and Jammu.

 

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Couple this with the “technical misunderstandings” between him and coach Priya Puri while she was away for vipassana. “Fluctuating between doing the right and wrong things and feeling lost”, the bout of viral fever compounded Dhruv’s problems during the Chennai Open. Struggling to follow the coach’s prescription, the doctor’s treatment for the high fever became too much to handle.

 

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Weak in body and the mind struggling to focus, the result in Jammu was on expected lines. Two missed cut in a row was tough to swallow, and the advice at home was to skip Jaipur and recuperate, but Dhruv chose otherwise. On a course that suits his eye, the decision might just be the potion he needs.