Re-energized Porteous ready for Investec Cup

16_IC_Porteous_update6NEWeditAfter taking a week off after the Dimension Data Pro-Am, Haydn Porteous says he’s feeling ready and energized ahead of The Investec Cup finale at Millvale Provate Retreat.

“After three weeks in a row you kind of get into some bad swing habits and after taking some time off, I’m feeling good. I feel re-energized,” he said.

The Investec Cup finale is the last event in the Chase to the Investec Cup, where 16 players will be competing for a share of R10-million. The 16 players to gain entry into the event are the top 16 in the Chase to the Investec Cup rankings. These 16 players have accumulated their points throughout the season at various Sunshine Tour events.

“I’m really happy to be in the top 16 in the rankings because we’ve had to play among the best players on The Sunshine Tour as well as the some of the best guys from overseas,” said Porteous.

He will be heading into next week’s finale in eighth position in the rankings and he will be hoping for a solid performance on a course he thoroughly enjoys.

He said, “I played it last year and from what I can remember the course was in great nick and I really enjoyed it. The greens were perfect and you’ve got to hit it straight. It’s a course that can show you where your weak points are.”

After the Investec Cup, Porteous will take three weeks off before he ventures on to The European Tour to play in Spain, China, Mauritius, Ireland and finally England for the BMW PGA Championship which will be played at Wentworth. He will also be heading to Royal Troon for the Open Championship thanks to his Joburg Open triumph.

Speaking about his upcoming events, Porteous said he was extremely excited for the challenges that lay ahead. “I’m really looking forward to it all. Wentworth will be really special, and then I’ve got the Open Championship, which is something every golfer looks forward to.”


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