Glasgow golfer Scott Jamieson is looking forward to living the American dream – even if it means sacrificing his occasional trips to Ibrox to cheer on Rangers.

Jamieson, who is in action at this week’s Turkish Airlines Open at the Regnum Carya resort in Antalya, is swapping the dear green place for the sunshine state of Florida next month when he moves with his family to the US.

The 33-year-old has a strong affinity with the USA. He went to college at Augusta State and his wife is originally from the Orlando area. It’s a home from home and Jamieson insists the relocation across the Atlantic will being benefits both professional and personally – even if one of his passions may suffer.

Gers fan Jamieson said: “I think going to the football will be one of the things I’ll miss most. Those are the things that are easy to do when you’re back. Then again, all my mates are busy now with family too so those days and nights out are few and far between.

“I’ll still be playing on the European Tour though. The travelling won’t be much different. For seven months of the year year we are on long haul anyway, and in the summer I’ll probably come back over for a two-month stint.

“You can live where you want really when you’re on the tour. There are guys who live in America who play the European Tour and the Aussie boys will travel more than I will. The only thing that will be different will be that I’ll schedule differently. I’ll sit on the plane a little bit longer, but will probably take fewer flights. I guess the jet lag will be something I’ll need to learn how to live with but I’m pretty used to it anyway.

“I like it over there, and I’ve got friends over there from my college days and it’s closer to my wife’s family too. It should be good for my golf. I will practice more in good weather and I’ll be on the golf course more too. You don’t get much chance to practice chipping and putting in Scotland unless you are doing some indoor stuff.”

Jamieson had a strong start to the 2017 campaign with a fourth and a third at the Alfred Dunhill Championship and the Indian Open respectively. There was something of a summer slump but a sixth place finish in the Andalucia Masters recently set him up for what he hopes will be a final flourish as the tour moves towards a cash-soaked conclusion over the next three weeks.

“Getting into this first one of the Final Series opens the door for the next two,” said Jamieson, who is 71st on the money list and needs to keep moving up to make sure he gains entry to the Nedbank Golf Challenge and the DP World Tour Championship. “I’ll probably pay attention to the guys just in front of me and just behind me on the rankings, but at the end of the day if I have a top 10 here that would take care of everything.”