"Sometimes when people go through a bad trot
, you can see them struggling.
When you get in a bad trot
it feels like can't buy a win, then sometimes you get a run of two or three games where everything seems to fall into place and go your way.
Donald's bad trot
continued in Boston - he hasn't posted a top-ten finish since the BMW PGA at Wentworth in May - but Westwood didn't even get there and it has to be close between the two if Gallacher, who has an excellent Gleneagles record, gets the nod.
" It can be quite easy in this part of the world that if you get on a bad trot
, you can let your heads drop and we can't allow that to creep in.
"People probably say the same thing about any player who has a bad trot
"When I was in a bad trot
of form and knew I had to bat the next day, sometimes I went out and had a few beers, turned up the next morning and the only thing you had to worry about was the ball.
That can be infectious on a side, particularly one like Cardiff who are going through a bad trot
at the moment with just one point from the last three games.
"Hopefully Michael Clarke will come out of his bad trot
and he would take over from Ricky.
He'd had a bad trot
but he never felt that he was that far away, like I am at the moment.
"So anyone who says it's a bad trot
I'm going through, I'm not going to read too much into it.
"I think you've got to appreciate people are going to have the odd bad trot
, because that's the nature of the beast.
"Other players can tell you what it is like, but until you go through it yourself you don't know how a bad trot
is going to affect you and, yes, I panicked in Sri Lanka.