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Bo Van Pelt Seeks Positive Memories Before Perth International Defence

American Bo Van Pelt has admitted that he will be feeding off positive memories as he prepares to defend his Perth International title in Australia this week.

The 38-year-old managed to keep compatriot Jason Dufner at bay to capture a two-stroke victory in the inaugural event last year, and enjoyed a memorable season that yielded 12 top-ten finishes.

Bo has struggled this time around, however, and having failed to qualify for the last two rounds of the FedEx Cup play-offs, has not been involved in competitive action for over a month now.

He believes that a return to what was once a happy hunting ground will rekindle that inspiration to push on. He told the PGA Tour of Australia’s website: "Last year when I first played the golf course, I really enjoyed it.

"Jason and I had a good little battle on Sunday. I felt fortunate to come out on top.

"I was excited to come back to a golf course that I have those good memories at. Hopefully I'll be ready to go by Thursday. I've had five or six weeks off, so I'm kind of itching to get playing golf again."