Evans ‘itching’ to play competitive golf again

Northamptonshire’s best male golf professional Ryan Evans is uncertain when his season will re-start as the coronavirus lockdown continues to affect the 2020 European Challenge Tour schedule.

Evans, who married long term girlfriend Toni in December, has enjoyed the chance to spend some time at home over the last two months, but says he is ‘itching’ to get back out playing competitive golf as quickly as possible.

The Wellingborough golfer said: “It was nice to spend a couple of months at home, because I’ve played golf competitively for 10 years or so, when I’m away for probably 30 weeks each year.

“I saw it as a time to chill out, spend some time with my wife and do the house up a bit. It was good to be at home, but I’m itching to get out there playing now.

“I don’t know when tournaments are going to start. We are scheduled to start in mid-July but it is all dependent on travel, can we go into these countries? Then, do we have to quarantine? And promoters and sponsors might pull out.

“So I’m just going to have to practice and play most days, in case they turn around and say ‘right, we’re going’. At the moment, we just don’t know.”