Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood takes to Sun City in South Africa in the penultimate tournament of the 2019 European Tour season.

The event kicks off on Thursday, with some of Europe’s best golfers taking centre stage at the Gary Player CC for the Nedbank Golf Challenge.

Current Race to Dubai leader, Bernd Wiesberger, is teeing it up in South Africa, along with English powerhouses Matthew Fitzpatrick and Matt Wallace.

Fleetwood is currently sitting pretty in tenth position in the Race to Dubai standings, having previously won the tournament in 2017.

This will be the first time the 28-year-old has competed on the European Tour since the end of September. He finished tied for fifth at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, and will be looking to go one better this weekend and win.

The Southport man has not won on the European Tour since January, where he finished two strokes ahead of fellow Englishman Ross Fisher. Consequently, he lifted the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship for the second time.

The world number 18 finished T53rd last time out at the HSBC World Golf Championship event, and will be hoping to pick up his form and get back into the winners circle this weekend.

This will be Fleetwood’s 17th tournament on the European Tour this season, with his best finish being the win in Abu Dhabi.

This weekend would be a great time for Fleetwood to pick up his fifth European Tour win, putting himself in a great position to win the Race to Dubai for the second time.

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