Graeme Storm has set his sights on returning to the European Tour in January 2020.
Graeme’s last European Tour event was the Trophee Hassan II in April 2018. Since then he has had two surgeries on his wrist, the second on January 21, 2019.
“The surgeries and rehab has been a long process but we’re now at the stage where we can put a plan in place with the surgeon, my coach and my trainer to get ready to return to playing on the European Tour,” said Graeme. “We need to work out how I can change the movements of my bigger muscles in the swing to ensure I’m more efficient and I limit the chances of any more wrist injuries.”
On his return, Graeme will have 17 starts on the European Tour through a medical exemption, and he is looking to supplement those with a handful of invites in order to play as full a schedule as possible.
He added: “Once that programme is in place, I’ll be able to build up my training and look at testing things out by imitating my tournament routine of play and practice by the end of November.
“Once we’re at that point, I’ll be able to set a date for my first tournament back. Right now my target is the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on January 16-19.”
During his lay off, Graeme has increased his work with the Durham County system, supporting the coaching of players as well as hosting another successful Graeme Storm Junior Open at Hartlepool and launching the Mini Storm Series earlier this year.
Graeme added: “It’s been great to spend some time with the county players and the coaches during the lay off. There are some very talented players in the county and hopefully we’ll see the benefits of the coaching programme in the next few seasons. We’re also in the process of putting together the plan for our 2020 events, so there’s still plenty going on.”