Drysdale Has Wife & Caddy To Thank After First Tour Ace In 24 Seasons

Scotland’s David Dyrsdale had his wife/caddy to thank in ending a 24-year wait for a first Tour ace at his opening hole on the second day of the Made in Himmerland in Denmark.

Vicky Dyrsdale talked her husband out of using an 8-iron and with the Borders golfer handed a 7-iron, sending his 164-yard shot to the bottom of the cup at his first hole or the 10th on the host Farso course.

Sadly, there was no gleaming new motor, nor a pot of cash and not even a bottle of bubbly but just the honour for the affable Scot on his second hole on route to a second straight score of 68 for a six-under tally

Remarkably, it is ‘Double D’s’ first ace in 1,875 rounds in his 565 DP World Tour events spread over 24-years, since making his Tour debut in 1999.

David Drysdale and wife Vicky combine to celebrate a first DP World Tour ace the the first hole on day two of the Made In Himmerland

Drysdale said: “It was a great start though I was actually thinking of hitting a little 8-iron to keep it out of the win but Vicky said ‘let’s go with the 7-iron’, and I hit a lovely shot.

“It had a touch of a draw, pitched about four-feet short and trickled in.  So, what a great way to start my round”.

While it’s Drysdale’s first ace on Tour, he’s had 14 aces in his career but mostly in club competition but still no gleaming new motor for the Eyemouth attached golfer.

He said: “I had one at second stage two of Q School years ago at Pals and also one at Sunningdale for the Open Qualifying at Turnberry in ‘09 while I’ve had loads at home at Dunbar.

“So, that’s No. 14 in total, but in competition that’s only the third, I think. No car for it – I got minus two for it (laughing).

“I’ve been so close on the Tour in the past. I’ve played so many bloody golf tournaments out here and I’ve had lip outs and horse-shoes out.

“It’s more of a fluke than anything, isn’t it, though it was a good golf shot that was straight at it.

“I remember lipping out one on 10 about seven or eight years ago for a £100,000 Mercedes then the next day I hit it to four inches!

“Then the next week in Holland, about five years ago, the 17th hole was a par-3 over water and I was lying third or fourth in the tournament and I slam dunked it and almost went into the hazard short of the green!”

England’s Ross McGowan continues to lead in Denmark adding a 65 to his opening course record 62 and one clear of the field at 15-under.

Ewen Ferguson remains the best of the Scots adding a 67 to be sharing fourth place at 12-under with top-ranked Scot Bob MacIntyre signing for a 66 to be at 11-under.

MacIntyre, who was runner-up in the Danish event three years ago, was naturally delighted with his day two effort that included seven birdies

He said: “It’s a golf course where I’ve only got good memories. Even last year I think I was going to finish top 10 until I had a poor last hole but I was pushing hard.

“It’s a golf course I like the look of. There’s some funky holes where you’ve got to play with so much feel and that’s how I play. “


Craig Howie (64,68) – 132

Richie Ramsay (66.69) – 135

Stephen Gallacher (66,70) – 136

David Law (68,69) – 137

Grant Forrest (66,72) – 138

Marc Warren (68,71) – 139 (Missed Cut)

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