Graeme Storm hoping for change in fortune at Gleneagles

England's Graeme Storm during day one of the Irish Open at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 28, 2011. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

England's Graeme Storm during day one of the Irish Open at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, Killarney. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 28, 2011. See PA story GOLF Irish. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

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GRAEME Storm is hoping that a return to one of his favourite courses can help spark an upturn in fortunes.

The Hartlepool golfer slumped to a 62nd-placed finish at last week’s Czech Open in Celadna.

He admits that he needs to go “back to basics” in a bid to rediscover his best form.

But he is confident that this week’s Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles will provide the perfect tonic.

“I love it up at Gleneagles,” he told SportMail ahead of tomorrow’s first round.

“There’s a good feel about the place what with having the Ryder Cup there in a few years’ time and every time I come back it seems to get better and better.

“I’ve got a good feeling about this week and I normally do well here.

“The best I’ve finished is second and hopefully this week I can make the cut and then aim for the top 10.

“It’s a course which suits my eye I suppose and I really enjoy playing it.”

Storm’s pre-tournament optimism is in sharp contrast to the frustration of last week at the Prosper Golf Resort in the Czech Republic.

He went on: “I wasn’t good enough at certain things last week and it was very frustrating.

“The thing is I played okay and didn’t really get the rewards I probably deserved.

“But there are a few technical issues I need to sort out.

“I struggled on the greens and I was having problems with the lining of my putter.

“These are things I need to work on and sort out before we start on Thursday.”

SEE Wednesday’s Mail for the full story ...