2016 PGA Tour: Dubbo's Linday Wilson gunning for majors

IN THE SWING OF THINGS: Lindsay Wilson is hoping
to finish 2016 on a high. Photo: PGA of Australia

IN THE SWING OF THINGS: Lindsay Wilson is hoping to finish 2016 on a high. Photo: PGA of Australia

Dubbo’s Lindsay Wilson is aiming for a strong showing at this week’s Queensland Open as he chases a spot in the upcoming Australian majors.

Wilson is fresh off a promising showing at the Fiji International and on Thursday he tees off in the Queensland Open at Brisbane Golf Club.

Wilson has enjoyed a stellar debut year on the PGA circuit with notable wins recorded in Western Australia and Queensland while the trip to Fiji followed on from playing in the likes of Papua New Guinea earlier in 2016.

His form has seen him rise to number 38 on the Australian Order of Merit, and that position has him on the brink of qualifying for the upcoming $1.25 million Australian Open.

“There’s the Australian Open and I’m right on the edge of making that,” he said of the upcoming tournaments.

“There’s the NSW Open now it’s been bumped up to $400,000 so that’s a big one and then the Australian PGA so they’re the three main events.”

When speaking to the Daily Liberal, Wilson said his form wasn’t feeling quite as strong as it was earlier in the year, adding he had missed to many putts recently.

But he showed flashes of quality in his equal 29th placed finish in Fiji and he hopes a relaxed attitude pays off at Brisbane.

Any player ranked inside the top 50 at the end of the year doesn’t have to go through qualifying for the next 12 months and even if Wilson were to play some of his worst ever golf between now and the end of December, who looks certain to end 2016 in a more than accomplished spot.

“I’m pretty happy about that and gives me a bit more of a relaxed attitude, I can free the shoulders a bit,” he said, before speaking about his aim at Brisbane.

“The competition will be pretty much the same as it was in Fiji.  But all my mates at Brisbane have been saying it’s rock hard and the greens are dead. Even if you land the ball on the front of the green with a wedge you can’t hold the green.

“I just want to go out there and be aggressive and try to take advantage of some of the hot spots on the course.”

Wilson tees off in the Queensland Open at 11.50am on Thursday.

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