EDDIE Pepperell admits his whole season rests on results in a crunch run of high-profile tournaments in the next few weeks.

The Abingdon golfer has claimed top-five finishes on the European Tour this year, but they are his only results inside the top 30.

It has seen him stay inside the

all-important top 50 in the rankings, both on tour and in the world standings – but only just.

And Pepperell is aware that position could change, one way or the other, with what happens in the run-up to the end of the season.

He said: “I’m looking to turn it round.

“Since the Scottish Open (in July) I have putted poorly and not hit the irons quite so well.

“It’s been frustrating, every week it’s been like banging my head against a brick wall.

“But that’s sport, these things happen. I just have to make sure I’m in a good spot.

“I’m sure all the results will come back to me, you have these cycles sometimes.”

Pepperell is scheduled to play in six big tournaments between now and early November.

The aim will be to do well enough to stay in the top 50 on the European Tour rankings, where he currently lies 45th, to qualify for the season-ending World Tour Championship in Dubai.

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The all-important run starts next week with BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, before the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship and events in Portugal, Turkey and South Africa.

The Frilford Heath member said: “I have done well in most of these events at one time or another.

“I’m quite optimistic my game is not far away.

“If the next few events go really well, especially with the size of them, I will fly up the rankings if I have a couple of good ones.

“If not I will finish the year on a disappointment.”

The event at Wentworth has shifted in the calendar, away from its normal position in May.

The 28-year-old expects the change to have an impact on the way the course plays, which may help his challenge.

He said: “In May it’s been quite soft and played longer.

“I suspect it could play a bit firmer with the summer we’ve had. I’d quite like it to be that way.”

He added: “In the autumn I have always felt quite good, whether it’s as an amateur or a professional.”