Shaun Norris will be one of four South Africans in action at this week’s highly-anticipated WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational, which gets under way in Memphis on Thursday.
It be the 38-year-old Norris’ first appearance on the PGA Tour since its resumption at the Charles Schwab Challenge two months ago, having last competed at the Oman Open towards the end of February.
Given the long lay-off he’s had, it could be a big week for Norris as he hopes to prove himself against some of the very best golfers in the world.
Norris also competed at the WGC-Mexico Championship earlier this year and had quite a consistent tournament by finishing in T37.
Louis Oosthuizen will also tee off at TPC Southwind on Thursday after skipping last weekend’s 3M Open.
Oosthuizen has been firing hot and cold on the Tour since its restart, with his final-round showing at the Memorial Tournament two weeks ago raising serious concerns about his struggles to close out a good week with a solid final round.
The 37-year-old was in contention after the opening two rounds but gradually faded out of the chasing pack before finishing off with a final round of seven over par.
He will be eyeing a more determined approach through all four rounds at the St Jude Invitational.
Similarly, Erik van Rooyen and Christiaan Bezuidenhout have also been far from their best in recent weeks and could be set for a few big days ahead.
The talented pair will also feel that they can do a lot better than what recent results suggest.