Defending champion Richard McEvoy says it feels nice to return to Green Eagle for this week’s Porsche European Open. Englishman McEvoy landed his maiden European Tour title at the 285th attempt in last year’s event, holding off Christofer Blomstrand, Allen John and Renato Paratore by one stroke.
The 40-year-old from Shoeburyness has struggled to kick on since that success, having failed to record a top-10 finish, and he arrives in Germany on the back of three successive missed cuts. McEvoy, who will tee it up alongside countryman Paul Casey and 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed in the first two rounds, says he is hoping to rediscover his form at the Germany course.
“It’s great to be back somewhere that I really enjoyed last year with my first victory on Tour,” he told the European Tour website. “It put a smile on my face straight away as soon as I turned up here, knowing that I was coming back to somewhere I had great feelings from last year.
“This year hasn’t been the year that I had hoped for so far. I’ve had slight injury problems and stuff which haven’t helped but it’s nice to come back somewhere and get some good feelings and good vibes to try and help turn my year around.”