Brigman the Sports Junkie

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American DJ Brigman lists his favourite movie as Top Gun and his favourite place to visit as Queenstown.

Brigman warmed up for his opening-round 66 – six under par – at The Hills course in Arrowtown with a tandem hang-gliding flight on Wednesday in Queenstown, the self-proclaimed adrenaline sports capital of the world.

“I went hang-gliding yesterday hoping that would free me and up and take a bit of fear out of me,” Brigman says.

“I putted fearlessly today, rolled it extremely well, and made a ton of putts. The greens are rolling well, they’re not super-fast so you can be aggressive.’’ 

Brigman, an extreme-sports junkie, went bungy-jumping in Queenstown three times on the eve of last year’s NZ Open at The Hills course, but thought he better “tone it down” this year.

He sits one shot behind today’s early leader David Smail of New Zealand.
 
If The Hills confirms it will hold a fourth consecutive NZ Open in 2011, Brigman is already decided on his warm-up for that. “I might go sky-diving next year.”