Ewen Ferguson is eyeing a first professional victory in 2022 after finishing eighth on the 2021 Road to Mallorca Rankings to earn DP World Tour playing rights.
The Scotsman enjoyed an impressive season on the European Challenge Tour with three second place finishes, as well as three further top tens but was unable to secure a maiden victory, however he is determined to put that right on the top tier in 2022.
“I’m looking forward to the DP World Tour season,” he said. “I have wanted to be on that stage for a while now and now I’ve had the chance to plan, put things in place and have a proper go at it.
“I’m going out there to try and win. I came close so many times last year and that is my ultimate goal this year, to get over the line at some point. I feel that with the team I’ve put in place, me and my caddie will be able to cross that line if a few things fall my way.”
The 25-year-old, who won the Scottish Boys in 2014, is excited to re-join fellow Scots and friends on the DP World Tour, including Robert MacIntyre, Connor Syme, Grant Forrest and Calum Hill, and he has been inspired by their success.
“I’m looking forward to playing with my friends again,” said Ferguson. “There are some guys I have known for a long time and I’m sure I can learn a few things off them, given how successful they have been on Tour. It’s only a couple of years ago I was playing on the Challenge Tour alongside them and then in 2020 I played a full season on the top tier with them.
“I think when you get to this level, there are so many good players all over the world that you end up just focusing on yourself because everyone is up against each other. I am just trying to put myself in a place mentally where I can outperform them, because the margins are so small out there.”
Ferguson took advantage of unexpected starts on the DP World Tour in 2020 and believes the experience he gained that season was vital to his graduation from the Challenge Tour in 2021.
“I think having that experience of playing on the top tier is what helped me graduate from the Challenge Tour this year,” he said. “It made me realise that I was good enough and it’s not the biggest step in the world. The quality on the Challenge Tour is so strong now and the only difference is the strength in depth of the field.”
Ferguson is eager to impress in 2022 and will make his first DP World Tour start early next year.