Cape Town - Scotland's David Law is relishing the opportunity to defend
a European Tour title for the first time in his career as he returns to
Australia for the Vic Open.
The 29-year-old produced a sensational finish last year at
13th Beach Golf Links, with an eagle on the par five 18th
hole putting him one stroke ahead of runners-up Brad Kennedy and Wade Ormsby.
Returning to Barwon Heads, Law is hoping to recapture the
form which saw him win a European Tour title in his rookie year after
graduating from the European Challenge Tour.
"I was a rookie on
tour and winning so soon after getting my card was quite a big change to my
lifestyle and my mindset. I came out here really just wanting to compete and
then all of a sudden I had won, it was quite a big change," said Law.
"(My game) is pretty
good. I'm kind of showing bits of form. Results-wise hasn't been great. I think
I've made four of the six cuts, but I haven't done particularly well
result-wise. I'm not really scoring all that great, but I think the form is
actually pretty good. I'm not far away from playing well."
Law will play the first two rounds in the company of one of
last year's runners-up in Ormsby, who recently won the reschedule Hong Kong
Open, and Kiwi Ryan Fox who won the 2019 PGA Tour of Australasia
Order of Merit.
The Vic Open sees men's and women's tournaments
played concurrently on the same golf courses at 13th Beach Golf Links
for equal prize money.
The first two rounds are played on the Beach and Creek
courses before play returns to the Beach course for the weekend. A 36-hole cut
will see both fields reduced to the Top 60 and ties, and a further cut after
the third round reduces each field to 35 and ties.
All rounds are played in alternating men's and
women's groups. The men's event is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia, while the women's event is co-sanctioned by the
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and Australian Ladies Professional
- European Tour