Haydn Porteous is aiming for a big performance at the BMW PGA Championship after missing the cut at last week’s Irish Open, where he shot rounds of 73 and 79.
The conditions were tough and Porteous got a real taste of what the European Tour is all about at the K Club. The 21-year-old will look to improve as he gets stuck into the European leg of the tour.
The two-time SA Amateur stroke play champion enjoyed the taste of victory at the Joburg Open, but other finishes suggest he is struggling to cut it at a higher level. Porteous has missed five cuts in his 12 starts on the European Tour this year and the performances where he has excelled only number four, those being the win in addition to three top-20 performances.
The Johannesburger can blow hot and cold, something he can’t afford if he wants to take his game to the next level. His Euroepan Tour figures shed light on his struggles – he has a driving accuracy rate of 48.6%, but ranks 15th in driving distance.
He has a chance to improve at Wentworth Club this week as he aims to make a first cut on European soil this season.