MUSCAT, FEB 13 – With four European Tour wins and two Challenge Tour victories, David Horsey comes into the historic NBO Oman Open with a fair amount of pedigree. The Englishman is excited about playing in the Sultanate and spoke exclusively to Oman Daily Observer ahead of the start of the NBO Oman Open on Thursday. “It is my first time in Oman, yes it is very cultured and very relaxed. Everyone seems friendly and it’s great to be here,’’ he added. Talking about the NBO Oman Open in the Middle East, Horsey had some positive things to say. “It’s great to come here and play in some sunshine. It’s nice to be playing in one of the best places in the Middle East. It has a unique setting’’ he added.
The presence of the Ryder Cup stars like Robert Karlsson, Nicholas Colsaerts and Andy Sullivan makes this year’s event a heavyweight one. Horsey is kicked about rubbing shoulders and competing with the best in the business. “Yes it’s good to play alongside them and learn from that experience, definitely be a great experience,’’ he added. Horsey felt the previous season was a pretty decent one for him and added he looks to improve upon the performances. “I finished 50thish on Race to Dubai. I did not play in South Africa but it was not a bad season,’’ Horsey said. Asked if there was something that he was particularly working on, Horsey said he wanted to keep performing well. “For me, consistency is the main focus and I will look to do well over a period of time,’’ he added.