George Coetzee suffered four missed cuts on the European Tour before teeing up at the Omega European Masters last week, where his game clicked.
He shot 66 in the final round at Crans Sur Sierre Golf Club to share 18th place, which restored the self-belief crucial for success as a professional.
On Thursday he’ll begin the KLM Open looking for a fourth career victory on the European Tour, having last won at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in May 2015.
Coetzee peaked at 41st in the world ranking, but untimely injuries have plagued his career. The 30-year-old is healthy going into the week at The Dutch course.
He currently ranks 94th in the Race to Dubai with eight tournaments remaining before the Finals Series. In order to make the DP World Tour Championship he needs to rise into the top 60, so now is the right time to peak.
A tie for seventh at the Qatar Masters in January was his last foray into the top 10, so good performances are long overdue. This week in The Netherlands would be a good time to get back in the mix.