Drysdale Looks Forward Returning To Asia & Strong Showings In Closing Rookie Season Events

Scot David Drysdale and his caddying wife, Vicky were heading home to their Borders abode giving the thumbs-up to this week’s inaugural Asian Tour St. Andrews Bay Championship in St. Andrews.

Drysdale made it six pay cheques in succession from seven events in his  rookie Asian Tour season posting scores of 74, 67, 72 and a closing 69 for a six-under-par tally.

The effort handed him an eventual share of 45th to be now lying 66th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit and well on track to retain full 2024 Tour membership

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed the week and the significance of this week, being the first-time an Asian Tour event has been held in Scotland.

Scot David Drysdale looking forward to returning to Asia and his closing events of his rookie season

“I said at the start of the week that I never thought for one minute that in obtaining an Asian Tour membership card back at their Q-School in January that I’d been playing two events in the UK having played Close House last week and St. Andrews Bay this week.

“So, it’s been great and it would be absolutely great to be back here again next year, and why not?

“We’re enjoyed the two weeks but especially this week having now played here at the Fairmont in four events the past four years,

“The course is wide off the tees while it’s been soft and it’s been really hard to hit it into trouble, and I think I’ve hit in the rough just once all week.

“As well, the weather has been really decent except for a passing shower that lasted for a few holes today.

“The Asian Tour also is to be congratulated in bringing the tournament to both England and here at St. Andrews as there is so many players who teed-up this week have never been to Scotland let alone the Home of Golf, so that’s been a big plus.

“In speaking to a lot of those guys who have not been here before, they’ve enjoyed the visit and hopefully we’ll be back here next year”.

The Drysdale’s have a handful of days at home and then it’s back out to Asia ahead of back-to-back two events in Taiwan commencing with the September 21st starting Yeangder TPC at the Linkou International Golf and Country club and the following week’s Mercuries Taiwan Masters at the Taiwan Golf and Country Club.

There are then five tournaments in five different countries from the first week in October to the third week of November for the closing eveng in Indonesia.

“We’re going out to Taiwan early to acclimatise ahead of the events out there and a good run of events to end the season,” he said.

“I was a little bit rusty after a long break coming into these two events in the UK, so there’s work to be done of my putting but all-in-all I made both cuts which is very pleasing.

“The game is there-ish and I just need to put it all together.”


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