Grenville-Wood in action at the Delhi Challenge Image Credit: Supplied

The UAE’s No.1 professional golfer Joshua Grenville-Wood has confirmed his quest to secure playing privileges for the DP World Tour in 2025 will resume at next month’s Kaskáda Golf Challenge.

The 26-year-old will tee it up on the Challenge Tour for the fifth time this season when he heads to the Czech Republic and will be looking to make significant strides on the Challenge Tour’s Road to Mallorca Rankings.

Grenville-Wood currently sits in 28th place on the Rankings, with only the top 20 following the Rolex Challenge Tour Grand Final supported by the R&A earning playing privileges for the DP World Tour.

Those that do secure their card will get the opportunity to compete against the likes of Rory McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood on the Race to Dubai schedule, which features the Hero Dubai Desert Classic, Abu Dhabi Championship and the season-ending DP World Tour Championship.

With a limited exemption category on the Challenge Tour, the Dubai resident’s aim of securing a place in the top 20 at the end of the season is a tricky one as he can’t play every event on the schedule.

Instead, he is relying on invites from sponsors and the Emirates Golf Federation to compete this season.

The Emirates Golf Federation have swapped several of their 60 allocated invitations into April’s Abu Dhabi Challenge and UAE Challenge with other international federations to allow UAE players to compete in other Challenge Tour events around the world.

Grenville-Wood has already benefitted from this earlier in the season when competing in the Challenge Tour double-header in India, where he finished runner-up in the first of those events at the Delhi Challenge to propel himself up the Rankings.

In preparation for this return to the Challenge Tour, Grenville-Wood is currently enjoying some time in the U.S. honing his game, while also playing the Pro-Am Tour at Pebble Beach, which includes rounds at Spyglass Hill, The Links at Spanish Bay and Pebble Beach Golf Links.

He will then compete in U.S. Open Final Qualifying, where he will hope to play his way into a first Major Championship start at Pinehurst No.2.

Roughly the top 7.5% from Final Qualifying advance to the U.S. Open, with the exact number of players to advance from each site determined by the number of players and the strength of each site’s field.

In 2023, 64 out of 878 players qualified for the U.S. Open.