Grant Forrest brought his most successful year on the DP World Tour to a close with a strong finish at the ISPS Handa Australian Open in Sydney.
Closing out with a 3-under par final round, Grant could not quite match Chile’s Joaquin Niemann who won in a second hole play-off against Japan’s Rikuya Hoshino, but his performance in Sydney, and the previous week at the Fortinet Australian PGA in Brisbane was a great end to 2023, and, as they form part of the 2024 DP World Tour, a great start to the new season.
As a qualifying event for The 2024 Open Championship, Grant narrowly missed out on securing his place at Royal Troon on a technicality, as Australia’s Adam Scott took the 3rd and final available place courtesy of his higher ranking on the OWGR.
2023 included 5 top 10 finishes for Grant and a tie for 3rd place at the Horizon Irish Open. In the Rolex Series events, he tied for 10th place at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and finished just outside the top 10 in 11th place at the Genesis Scottish Open.
His end of year finish of 38th place was just outside his highest on the Race to Dubai, but it was his consistency and performances in the headline events that made this season his best to date on the DP World Tour.