Daniel Nisbet is leaving no stone unturned in his quest to take out the ISPS Handa Australasian PGA Tour’s Order of Merit for 2018. The Queenslander is acutely aware of what winning the title will mean and where it could take him next year and beyond.
“It’s the world worst secret that I am trying to win it,” Nisbet said.
“There are a lot of benefits that come with winning the title. It will open up a lot of opportunities for me next year and beyond on the Asian and European Tour.”
Currently leading the 2018 earnings race with around $218,000 in the bank courtesy of his wins in the New Zealand Open and Northern Territory PGA, Nisbet made the decision to relinquish starts on the Asian Tour over the last few months to concentrate his efforts on the Aussie money list title.
“Darwin (NT PGA) was probably the first tournament where I forewent an Asian Tour start, and it worked out well.”
Contending for this year’s money list title is a far cry from where the 28-year-old found himself last year on the eve of the NSW Open. Battling to retain his card, Nisbet had even gone as far as pencilling into his diary the dates for the tour’s qualifying school at the end of the year.
“It’s where it kicked off for me.
“I struck a bit of form when I got to the NSW Open last year.
“I carried that through the rest of the summer, and into this year,” he added.
Nisbet returns to Twin Creeks this week ready to continue his impressive run of form. He likes the course and is determined to do well. The key to a good result for the week, he said, is based on solid preparation and the strength of the team around him.
“The course suits my eye. There’s a couple of short holes out there that I can take advantage of, a couple of holes that require accurate long irons from the tee.
“I am determined to make the most of what this year can offer. The preparation we do each week leads to me playing at my best.
“Good golf settles everything; there’s no decision better than good golf,” Nisbet smiled.