Trevor Fisher Jnr had three top-20 results at the start of the year, including a share of eighth at the SA Open, and is aiming to continue the trend at the Hero Indian Open this week.
The world number 216 was 16th at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship in late January, where he mixed it with the best while breaking par in all four rounds.
This week at Delhi Golf Club he’ll want a similarly clean set of rounds, but the tough track yielded a seven-under-par winning score last year. It was local heroes Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia who tied on that winning figure and the pair then went to extra holes, where Lahiri triumphed.
Fisher will surely watch out for the local charge, but his solid play style and recent good form make him a likely contender.
His long-time friend Ulrich van den Berg also tees up this week, having earned his European Tour card by finishing first at Qualifying School in Spain last year.
Two-time Asian Tour winner Shaun Norris will continue his search for that elusive European Tour victory, as will Keith Horne.
Jbe’ Kruger, who get a tee time at the co-sanctioned tournament based on his Asian Tour ranking, won the Avantha Masters in Delhi four years ago. That tournament was played at DLF Golf & Country Club, but the city has good memories for him.
The Indian players are surely the ones to beat this week, but Fisher and his compatriots have the right ingredients to concoct an upset.