Connor Syme ready to 'go again' in Kenya after just one day off

Connor Syme is embracing one of the quickest turnarounds in European Tour history after finding his groove previously in back-to-back events at the same venue.

Connor Syme in action during the final round of the Magical Kenya Open at Karen Country Club in Nairobi. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.
Connor Syme in action during the final round of the Magical Kenya Open at Karen Country Club in Nairobi. Picture: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

Less than 48 hours after finishing third behind South African Justin Harding in the Magical Kenya Open at Karen Country Club in Nairobi, Syme sets out on Tuesday at the same venue in the Kenya Savannah Classic.

Though with a smaller gap in between, it’s a similar scenario to last season as the 25-year-old Scot tied for third in the Celtic Classic then shared eighth spot in ISPS Handa Wales Open in a double-header at Celtic Manor.

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“It’s something we’ve done a few times now with the European Tour and I’ve loved every one of them,” said Syme, who is among 10 Scots teeing up this week.

“Obviously in Wales I had a couple of good weeks back-to-back and it’s a great thing the tour is doing, to be honest. It keeps our travel a bit more limited and this is a fun golf course.”

Syme signed off with a 64 on Sunday as he chalked up a third top-three finish and ninth top-10 effort in just 65 appearances on the top tour.

“It’s new for everyone,” he said of players who completed 72 holes last week having just 24 hours to recharge the batteries before finding themselves back in the heat of battle.

“I guess the thing is it’s the same golf course. We’ve played enough round it, especially if you played four days last week.

“I guess it will be slightly different, but I am looking forward to it as I would rather just get started again.

“You get to grips with how things are playing in the altitude here. It will be interesting to see how things are set up this week, but we’ve all had a few rounds on the course, so we are well practised.

“It’s exciting. The 64 on Sunday was my round of the week and I am looking forward to starting again. I’ll rest a bit today then go again on Tuesday.”

Calum Hill, who tied for eighth last week, will also be hoping to take up where he left off, with Craig Howie and Daniel Young bolstering the Scottish contingent on this occasion.

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