Behind the disappointment of being first reserve and not getting into the Travis Perkins plc Senior Masters at Woburn last week, one of Gary’s favourite tournaments, comes the immediate opportunity to get back on the course and play in his latest European Senior Tour event, the Paris Legends Championship.
With only three events left before the 2016 season draws to a close on the Senior tour Gary is keen to earn as much money as possible and climb up the Order of Merit as he bids to earn his playing privileges for the 2017 season. Now it’s down to the top 20 from the previous season who are guaranteed their card, the pressure is really on, but thanks to his wonderful play over the last few months Gary is in prime position to pick up a coveted card.
This is the inaugural year for the Paris Legends Championship however Gary has competed in France on the European Senior Tour for the last 6 years in the French Riviera Masters, formerly the Cannes Mougins Masters, and done well including a 6th place finish in 2014.
This new course in 2016 however will be a challenge. Le Golf National, home to the 2018 Ryder Cup and French Open on the main European Tour, often referred to as the 5th major, is one of the toughest tests of golf in Europe. The 7247 yard par 71 layout will be one of the most difficult tests the Senior tour will face this season but with a string of top 10 finishes to his name already in 2016, Gary will certainly be one to watch this week in France.
For live scoring from the French capital please log onto the European Senior Tour website at www.europeantour.com/seniortour.
Good luck Gary