Law Sings The Praise Of His Coach After Making RAK Championship Cut

Scot David Law was singing the praise of his coach after being assured of playing all four rounds of the Ras Al Khamiah Championship in the UAE.

Law, 32, capped his round with an eagle ‘3’ at the eighth and then birdied his closing two holes in a second round 69 for a seven-under tally on the host Al Harma course located around an hour north of Dubai.

Dane Rasmus Hojgaard, whose twin brother Nicolai won the inagural Ras Al Khamiah event in 2022, posted a 64 to share the lead at 14-under with Spaniard Manuel Elvira (62).

Scotland’s Ewen Ferguson signed for a 66 to be the top Scot to be just outside the top-20 at eight-under and one fewer than Law.

Ferguson’s round included seven birdies but also a horrible shank from a bunker at 15 for his only bogey.

It’s been an indifferent start to Law’s sixth straight new DP World Tour season. missing the halfway cut in two of three wraparound events prior to Christmas and then sitting out the weekend rounds at week at the Hero Dubai Desert Classic.

The Aberdonian made sure of it this week holing a 15-yard chip-in eagle on eight and then chipping-in from seven yards behind the flag on 17 before draining a 10-foot birdie putt at the last.

Scotland’s David Law and his coach Alan McCloskey

And Law was quick to single out his work with long-time coach Alan McCloskey, who was out in Dubai with him last week.

Law said: “It was a great way to finish with two birdies and overall, it’s been a good couple of days.

“I’ve not being playing well the last six or seven months, probably and then came out last week wasn’t very good, at all.

“My iron play has been really poor and my wedge play has been poor. But Alan (McCloskey) and I changed some stuff this week and it’s been a huge positive.

“My two birdies to finish were from with two wedge shots that we’d really worked hard on, which in the recent past I wouldn’t have hit. I would just have hit something full and wouldn’t have controlled the spin very well, so it was a good way to finish”.

The Bothwell Castle attached McCloskey was out in Dubai last week and with the duo spending the weekend working intently on Law’s game.

Law said: “My iron play really poor, we thought we needed to change it up. So, Alan gave me a couple of numbers to look at on Trackman.

“So, myself and my caddie, have been working really hard on that this week. Hitting a lot of balls and a lot of wedges. I don’t really tend to hit a lot of balls, especially in a tournament week. But we’ve been putting the time in and it’s been night and day, to be honest.

“Hopefully I can keep that going and there have been enough signs there to say that we are doing the right thing. It’s nice to do it on Trackman as well as I’ve alway got facts and numbers there that I can work off, which has worked really well with my driving in the past, so it’s nice to have something like that for the irons as well.”

It will be five years next fortnight since Law sensationally eagled the last to win his only Tour at the 2019 Vic Open in Australia, and young father would dearly love to add to his trophy cabinet.

And knows he can only do that by making cuts.

He said:  When we are in Europe, I don’t feel I am under pressure to do that because, if I miss the cut, I go home and I see my family. It’s fine, so I’m disappointed but never that disappointed.

“When you are out here, you are here for the next week and you are out practising at the weekend and that’s never great. The next week never feels like a fresh week. It’s a long time to wait from Friday to Thursday again when it’s not when you finish on a Sunday and go again on a Thursday.

“I always tend to have runs where I make a lot of cuts in a row or I have runs where I’m not that great. I’ll miss a few or be around the cut mark.

“Psychologically, there’s probably something in that. The less time I have to think about things probably helps and the more time I have to think about things doesn’t help.

“So, I’m happy to be playing the weekend in decent shape and have another couple of days to really go at it.”


PGA Tour rookie Bob MacIntyre has made his way back to his Orlando-base having finished near last in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

MacIntyre joined fellow Scot Martin Laird at four-over and seven shots shy of the three-under cut-off mark.

It had a nightmare introduction to the tournament for MacIntyre in horribly four-putting the first hole though he ended his second round with three birdies over his last six holes.

It is a second event of three that MacIntyre has contested since the Sony Open where he has missed the halfway cut.


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