Eddie Pepperell looking ahead to next year following encouraging run

Eddie Pepperell looking ahead to next year following encouraging run

EDDIE Pepperell plans to utilize the rest of this season to get ready for 2021 after playing his way back into type.

The golfer from Abingdon had actually sustained a discouraging year, which was interrupted by lockdown.

However he recuperated with top-ten surfaces at the Scottish Open and Wentworth, prior to finishing in a tie for 16th at the Scottish Championship.

With the first 2 outcomes coming in the lucrative Rolex Series, it catapulted the 29-year-old approximately 50th in the European Tour rankings.

The leading 60 receive the season-ending DP World Champion in Dubai, however Pepperell is sitting out the next 4 events.

While he is wanting to play in the Alfred Dunhill Champion at the end of November, it will depend on Covid limitations for travelling to South Africa.

It runs the risk of slipping out of contention to play in Dubai, although there are tips an additional event could be put on in the UAE a week previously.

However Pepperell is laid back about the situation after discovering his rhythm, with the focus now more on next year.

He stated: “I’m not going to chase after anything.

“It’s utilizing the end of the year as preparation for next year.

“It’s ensuring there suffices golf and travel in the system so when we concern January start heading to the Middle East again, I’m ready.”

In spite of the outcomes leading up to the Scottish Open, the Frilford Heath member felt confident he was relocating the best instructions.

However the strong results did not imply whatever was smooth– and there were times when playing the events behind closed doors was a certain reward.

“As those weeks carried on I felt I played much better golf,” he said.

“It was great to be doing that, instead of the silly things leading up to it.

“I knew I was especially rusty in a number of areas that could be repaired in tournament golf.

“I still struck a shank at the Scottish Open and Wentworth.

“It was revealing how far I had actually fallen technically and some of the habits that had actually sneaked in.

“The very first shot I had at Wentworth was horrendous also– I hit the starter’s hut on the other course it was up until now left.

“If crowds had actually been in there would have been some ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’.

“I think Wentworth turned a corner really in a variety of key locations in my video game.

“It would have taken place previously if it had actually been a typical year.

“My seasons frequently come like that, I fix something and have an excellent run.”


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