Garrick Porteous completed his season on the European Tour by playing in the AVIV Dubai Championship last week. It wasn’t quite the finish he wanted, where rounds of 73-73 (+2) saw him miss the cut. He needed a good finish to improve his Race to Dubai rankings (151st), but ultimately fell short of retaining his card for the 2022 season.
Garrick played 23 events on the European Tour this season making the cut 13 times. His golf has been very good at times with a top ten finish at the Hero Open at St Andrews. He improved his scoring average from 71.5 (2020) to 70.38 from 71 rounds and he ranked highly in greens in regulation (19th) with a 70.33% (up from 64.1% in 2020).
As always there are areas that need further work and Garrick now embarks on some winter work to get fitter and sharpen his game. Time will tell what category he will have for 2022 and it could be a mixture of European and Challenge Tour golf. However, whatever it is he is determined to move forward and regain his full European tour playing rights.
Garrick is indebted to all the support he has had in the 2021 season. Namely his sponsors Penny Petroleum, The Bazaar Group, Titleist, Annie Hood, MHA Tait Walker and Brian Walker and his coaches John Harrison and Andy Paisley.