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Comeback kid Kinhult in a 'good place' in Kenya

Comeback kid Kinhult in a 'good place' in Kenya

Marcus Kinhult was in a "good place" as he looked to end a tumultuous 11 months with a victory at the 2022 Magical Kenya Open presented by Absa.

Marcus Kinhult

Last April, the Swede was taken to hospital after having a seizure while in Spain and was diagnosed with epilepsy, causing him to miss three months of the season.

After his return at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, he played 14 events and achieved a season's best finish of 24th as he closed out his year at the AVIV Dubai Championship.

That remains his best finish on the DP World Tour since November 2020 but he won last week on the Nordic Golf League and has brought that form with him to Muthaiga Golf Club.

After opening with rounds of 71-68, he matched his lowest DP World Tour round with a 64 on day three and heads into the final 18 holes four shots off the lead at ten under.

"It was definitely a step in the right direction," he said of his victory at the GolfStar Winter Series II. "I haven't been playing well for a long time it feels like.

"It was very nice last week to step down a few levels and spend some time with my good friends and on top of that play some good golf. I'm in a good place I think."

Kinhult is 11 under for the par fives this week, picking up five shots on the 18th, and he will continue to take an aggressive approach as he looks for a second DP World Tour win.

"I hit some good shots, gave myself a couple of ten-footers and managed to hole those, it was fun," he said.

"I've been pretty aggressive, especially on 18, hitting driver there and threading the gap between the bunkers and if you do that the ball just runs forever. 

"I've been hitting nine iron, wedge and eight iron into that green. If you hit a good tee-shot you have a pretty good chance to make eagle."

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