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Harrison Endycott relishing globetrotting odyssey on PGA TOUR and DP World Tour in 2024 

Harrison Endycott relishing globetrotting odyssey on PGA TOUR and DP World Tour in 2024 

Harrison Endycott has the best of two worlds as he sees it. After beginning the year with back-to-back starts on the PGA TOUR in California, the Australian is this week concluding a two-event stretch in the Middle East on the DP World Tour at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Since turning professional in late 2017, the Sydney-born golfer has predominantly played stateside, working his way from PGA TOUR Latinoamerica to the PGA TOUR in the space of four years.

After narrowly losing his PGA TOUR card at the end of last season, the Australian quickly regained his status by winning Qualifying School in December.

And as a result of the Strategic Alliance between the PGA TOUR and the DP World Tour, the 27-year-old is among those taking advantage of a route onto the latter for those who finished between 126th and 200th on the 2023 FedExCup rankings.

“It’s great to be able to play over here on the DP World Tour,” Endycott said.

“I haven’t had a load of chances to play over here on this tour, but every time I have, I’ve really enjoyed it. I’d like to play a bit of both on my schedule this year.”

From playing at Torrey Pines to the desert of Qatar is quite a shift in the space of a matter of weeks but it is a challenge that Endycott is relishing in a bid to expand his horizons and improve his game.

“The way golf is, the States does get to some players, especially me, a bit repetitive, and to mix it up with another schedule, this is a global game and to be able to play around the world, it’s all I dreamed of as a kid,” he added.

“Now I’m in that position where I get to play all around the world, see amazing places and play in all new cultures.

“I’m really excited for this year, I’m going to see all new places that I haven’t seen before and go back to some places that I have seen.”

After being based for five years in Scottsdale, Arizona, playing in desert-like conditions isn’t an entirely new experience for Endycott, who has recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee.

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In Bahrain last week, when conditions were blustery and the undulating greens proved a challenge for many in the field, the 27-year-old impressed as he headed into the weekend two shots off the halfway lead.

While a pair of 73s over the weekend may have proved a source of frustration as he finished in a tie for 16th, Endycott is pleased with where is game is at.

“It’s been building,” he said. “Had my coach over for the American Express, Torrey Pines, did some good work.

“Start of the year, you’re trying to neutralise out and build all the foundations. I feel like it’s in a good spot, it’s not far away and I’m looking forward to playing this week in Qatar.”

And after watching Dylan Frittelli, a player who up until his victory in Bahrain was in the same DP World Tour category as himself, Endycott is taking inspiration as he targets silverware of his own.

“It’s great seeing guys that you spend week-in-week-out with seeing them play,” he reflected on the South African claiming his first professional victory since the 2019 John Deere Classic on the PGA TOUR.

“I’ve never played with Dylan, super nice guy though and for him to go and play well like he did last week was awesome to see.

“Everyone is so good now; the game has elevated to a whole new level and it just shows how one week can shift very, very quickly. It just shows that if you do things right, and Dylan is one of those players that you see every week, whether he misses the cut or makes the cut, it’s the same work ethic and same grind.

“I’m not surprised to see that win, he’s a multiple winner and is a phenomenal player. To see what he did last week, it definitely makes me think we can do that too.”

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