Oliver Wilson on the DP World Tour Championship: ‘Nothing worse than not being eligible – that sucks!’

Oliver Wilson is targeting a strong end to season to secure his spot at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai for the first time since 2014.

Wilson, who played in the 2008 Ryder Cup, ended a near eight-year wait for a second DP World Tour title when he won the 2022 Made in HimmerLand earlier this month.

The victory bolted him up the season-long rankings where he now sits in 32nd place, with the top 50 at the conclusion of the Nedbank Golf Challenge qualifying for Jumeirah Golf Estates in November.

“I’m very excited about the end of the season” Wilson told Worldwide Golf. “I still have got to play well all the way up to Dubai, but hopefully I will be good enough to get in.

“To go back there and get in the mix, it’s where you want to be. There’s nothing worse than finishing your season and watching everyone else carry on playing because you’re not eligible. That sucks.”

Wilson’s quest for more DP World Tour Ranking points starts this week as he tees it up at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

The Englishman is a past winner of the event having beaten Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood by one shot to clinch the title back in 2014.

“This is a special event for me due to winning it in the past,” Wilson added. “It’s always fantastic to get back to St Andrews. I feel very comfortable here.

“Of course winning so close to this event is nice as well. I’ve spoken to some people I’ve not seen and received some more congratulatory messages.

“It’s a fresh restart this week to get going again.”

“I’m just excited about playing and getting going now. The courses here are great.

“I’ve just had a nice two week break with my family. It’s time to knuckle down and back to business and try and have a good week.”

Wilson tees off on Thursday at 11.01am alongside last week’s Cazoo Open de France winner Guido Migliozzi.

Read more of our exclusive interview with Oliver Wilson in Worldwide Golf’s upcoming October edition.

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