Brendan Lawlor heads into the G4D Tour Finale in high spirits as he is set to return to a happy hunting ground at the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates next week.
The inaugural G4D Tour season will draw to a close in Dubai, with the final event of the year played concurrently with the DP World Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, the final Rolex Series event of 2022.
The Irishman is one of eight leading golfers with a disability taking part and was the winner of last year’s EDGA Dubai Finale, also held simultaneously with the DP World Tour’s end of season event.
Currently ranked second in the World Ranking for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD), Lawlor has been in fine form this year on the G4D Tour, with three runner-up finishes to his name. Now he hopes to end the year on a high and claim a victory that has eluded him on the Tour in 2022.
“I’m really excited to get back to Jumeriah,” said Lawlor. “Last year was fantastic; hitting that shot on 17 to eight feet and then sinking the putt was a highlight. Then going on to the 18th and winning the event outright, it’s something that will be stored in my memory for a long time and will give me some great confidence going into this year.
“I’ve played some really good golf this year, just couldn’t get it over the line with three second-placed finishes. It would be nice to finish the year well. I’ve really enjoyed playing on the G4D Tour. As we can see from the scoring, the standard has gotten a lot better. The leaderboards are a lot more bunched and there are some really, really good players coming into the game.”
The G4D Tour’s finale will be played on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19 on the same layout as the top 50 leading DP World Tour professionals playing in the DP World Tour Championship.
Players will tee off at 07:00 at Jumeirah Golf Estates and live scoring will be available on the DP World Tour’s website and app.
Six events have taken place on the G4D Tour so far this season, with three in the United Kingdom and a tournament each in Germany, Ireland and Spain. Englishman Kipp Popert has been in imperious form, with four victories. He has been joined in the winner’s circle by compatriot Mike Browne and Italy’s Tommaso Perrino.
Completing the field are Chris Biggins of the United States, Juan Postigo Arce of Spain, Kurtis Barkley of Canada and Sweden’s Rasmus Lia.
“Working with the DP World Tour and EDGA (European Disabled Golf Association) this year has really put golf for the disabled on a platform and it’s here to stay,” added Lawlor. “We show people that in spite of the challenges we face that anything is possible.
“We’re really making this sport elite. We’re not just golfers with a disability, we’re athletes competing at a high level. It’s important for us that we go out and show people that we are top players and we compete with the same emotions as any professional golfer.
“For the Tour to have an impact people need to see what we’re doing out there. There’s going to be great crowds in Dubai that can see what we can do, and that’s a huge thing for us.”
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