Aberdonian David Law completes his second round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship as he begins his third year on the European PGA Tour

Aberdeen’s own David Law has begun his third year on the PGA European Tour currently playing in the season opener Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

In a field of 130 Law is currently joint 93rd with an overall score of 2+ after his opening two rounds.

It means the Aberdonian is unlikely to make the cut in the season opening event but in a field that includes Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood, Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington and Justin Thomas, Law is in league with the big players.

At the age of 29, this only Law’s third year on the European Tour having first qualified for the tournament in 2019.

Even though he’s participated in just two full seasons Law has already claimed a Tour victory after winning only his eighteenth event, taking the ISPS Handa Vic Open in 2019.

Next up for Law will be the Omega Dubai Classic on Thursday (28th) then the Saudi International at the start of next month.

The Tour begins across the world then swings into Europe around April time.

Particular date to look out for will be the beginning of July when Law will hopefully be competing in the Scottish Open hosted at the Renaissance Club, North Berwick.

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Modest targets, big rewards

It’s not expected that Law is going to enter the European Tour and set the field alight straight away – although he almost did with his Victoria Open victory.

To rise up the leaderboard on the Tour is hard work. To see how difficult it is, if we were to take the exception to the rule – arguably the most talented player to come through the ranks in the last two decades – Rory McIlroy’s first outing on the Tour saw the Northern Irishman finish 95th in a field of 400 for the Race to Dubai (in his maiden year Law finished 89th). McIlroy had to wait two years for his first victory – the 2009 Dubai Desert Classic.

Law has already claimed his first victory in a stunning take of the ISPS Handa Vic Open in 2019 in only his eighteenth event.

Now he’s steadying the ship and settling in with this his third year in the competition. And the Aberdonian seems to be going in the right direction to keep his Tour card with an improvement in stroke average by almost half a shot between 2019 and 2020.

Aberdonian who learnt his craft on the banks of the Dee

David law is from Aberdeen and learnt his trade with help from the Paul Lawrie Foundation and the facilities at the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre on the banks of the River Dee.

1999 Open Champion Lawrie bought the golf centre in 2012 and 29-year-old David Law has been involved in the Lawrie Foundation – which helps encourage kids to take up the sport – since he was 11.

It’s fantastic that Law is playing with the big hitters in McIlroy, Thomas and co and representing Aberdeen on the international stage, so let’s get behind a local player and support him through the season.

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