Dean Burmester heads to Morocco this week with the next stop on the European Tour being the Trophee Hassan II.
He missed the cut at last week’s Volvo China Open, despite shooting 68 in the first round. As the world number 97 and top-ranked golfer in the field this week he’ll be expecting to play the weekend.
This year he was a prominent threat on the South African leg of the European Tour with top-10 finishes at the Tshwane Open and the SA Open.
After his first tournament outside of SA this year, Burmester will hope that China was only a blip and that he can get back on track in Morocco.
Earlier this year there 26-year-old broke into the top 100 in the world, courtesy of ranking points accrued from five victories and six further top-three results over the last two years on the Sunshine Tour.
Burmester heads up a seven-man contingent of South Africans headed to Morocco, where Richie Ramsay won by a shot over Romain Wattel last year.
Christiaan Bezuidenhout will look to continue his meteoric rise into professional golf with a strong performance at Royal Golf Dar Es Salam. The 21-year-old was second at the SA Open and fourth at the Barclays Kenya Open in 2016, which is his first full season as a professional.