Connor Syme thirsty for more Major experience after Winged Foot test

Connor Syme teed off at the Irish Open looking forward to the challenge after making his US Open debut at Winged Foot last week.
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Connor Syme of Scotland plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 17, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)MAMARONECK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Connor Syme of Scotland plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 17, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
MAMARONECK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 17: Connor Syme of Scotland plays his shot from the second tee during the first round of the 120th U.S. Open Championship on September 17, 2020 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Since the tour resumed with its UK Swing, Connor has been in the form of his life, the points he gained on the swing’s mini-table earning him a crack at the Major.

Considered one of the toughest of the four Majors, it certainly lived up to its billing, just one player, run away winner Bryson DeChambeau, finishing the tournament under par.

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Connor sadly failed to make the weekend, his opening two rounds of 75 and 75 seeing him finishing +10 and missing the cut.

Some big names, and Major champions, finished behind the 25-year-old from Drumoig on the leaderboard and Connor hopes to use the experience to his benefit.

He said: “A tough introduction to US Open golf.

“Winged Foot will find out who’s playing the best that’s for sure, what an amazing course.

“Great experience and I can’t wait to try it all again soon.

“New challenge, Irish Open this week.”

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Connor headed straight back to the next event on the European Tour, the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, being played at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort, Ballymena.

His performances on tour have turned heads with the Drumoig pro twice holding a lead going into the final day’s play on the UK Swing.

He currently sits 43rd on the tour’s Race to Dubai ranking table and started his challenge at the Irish Open along with playing partners Lucas Bjerregaard, a former Alfred Dunhill Links Championship winner from Denmark, and fellow Scott Richie Ramsay.

Calum Hill, from Kinross, is also back involved this week.

He opens his tournament with Jack Senior (England) and American Tyler Koivisto.

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The event heralds the start of another busy period for the European Tour on these shores with the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open teeing off next week ahead of the BMW PGA Championship and the new Scottish Championship, which will be played at the Fairmont, St Andrews.