Maybe it is the warm weather — or just being home, but my friend and Canadian resident Alan McLean is playing his second strong week on the South African Tour in events that are co-sanctioned by the European Tour. Last week, Alan made the cut on the number and finished in 8th. This week he is tied for 8th after the first round.
All of this is fascinating, considering Alan is on pace in a handful of events to make more money than he did in all of 2004 when he was a regular on the European Tour. I spoke with Alan a couple of weeks back and the plan is to try to play his way into regular status on the European Tour, as opposed to struggling to find places to play in North America. That said, he’s maintaining his residence in London, Ont., where his wife and daughter are.
Note: Alan shot 68 in the second round and sits in 10th spot.