The 26-year-old was born in Fife, lives in Dundee and relies out of Drumoig. Taking part in his third Open on the Residence of Golf would clearly be one of the best of all, however there’s an extended weekend to barter first.
Connor Syme thought he may be on vacation in Greece with girlfriend Alanis by now, however his dream to play within the a hundred and fiftieth Open simply down the highway from house continues to be alive.
Connor opted to not go to Last Qualifying – the place he’d been profitable in 2017 and 2019 – to concentrate on DP World Tour occasions. He thought his probability had gone and the vacation he’d promised Alanis was going to be due these subsequent two weeks.
However he managed to get an eleventh hour invitation to play within the Genesis Scottish Open. A one-under 69 on Friday acquired him to the weekend at The Renaissance.
Meaning one of many three spots accessible to unqualified finishers into the a hundred and fiftieth Open continues to be attainable, though it’s positively going to be a tough ask.
“It could be superb,” he stated. “I didn’t do qualifying this 12 months and I simply tried to concentrate on the tournaments I knew I used to be in.
“I used to be upset final week that I believed the chance may need gone and I wouldn’t be taking part in. I’d promised Alanis per week away however hadn’t booked something – I identical to to ebook what’s as costly as attainable!
“However I acquired the late call-up and it’s nice to remain for the weekend.
“You’ll be able to put an excessive amount of on it. There are simply three qualifying spots and that is an incredible area.
“If I’m up that finish of the leaderboard, I’m taking part in nice anyway, and if that’s the reward, that’s fairly cool. However there’s an extended strategy to go so I’m simply wanting ahead to the weekend.”
This knife-edge a part of the battles for a participant like Connor, and he’s used to it.
“Most of my professional profession’s been a bit like that anyway,” he stated. “I hoped right here this 12 months may be totally different, the primary 12 months I wouldn’t should depend on something.
“All of us ship our emails in, clearly, to the folks in cost. The fellows getting again to me had been sounding promising, however then you definately have a look at the record and see there’s just one spot left. However it labored out nice for us, they invited three Scots in order that’s superior.”