• 2010 season

Oliver Wilson targets Tour success

ESPN staff
January 19, 2010
Oliver Wilson is looking to break his Tour duck © Getty Images

Oliver Wilson will begin his 2010 campaign at the Abu Dhabi Championship and the Englishman has major goals in mind for the year ahead. The Coxmoor star ascended to No.38 in the world rankings in 2009, but a maiden Tour victory eluded him.

"I'm pretty excited about things this year," Wilson told the Nottingham Evening Post. "I really feel that my whole game and my team around me are all working in the right direction and I feel closer than ever now to breaking through to a win. The sooner I do win the better and I'll certainly be trying this week."

Wilson heaped praise on his support team, as he added: "Hugh Marr is my coach who has helped me manage my game immensely. We have worked a lot since June 2009 with my swing. In fact when I started practicing again after five weeks off, I felt that my swing was the same as when I finished the season and that I just need to get a bit of timing back.

"I'm also working with Paul Hurrion on my putting. I feel that I have more structure and a blueprint to return to when things aren't going quite right. Rich (Hill), my caddie, is back again with me in Abu Dhabi and this will be our sixth year together. Obviously we are both pretty excited and, hopefully, we'll have a big year this year."

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