David Drysdale is delighted to be back in a part of the world where he has played some of his very best golf, as the South African Swing gets under way at the co-sanctioned Joburg Open this week.
The 45-year-old came close to ending his long wait for a maiden European Tour title at the 2019 Alfred Dunhill Championship in December 2018, finishing second behind David Lipsky.
And the Scot recorded two third place finishes at the Joburg Open when it was held at Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club in 2009 and 2012.
This week's tournament is the first staging of the Joburg Open since Shubhankar Sharma won it in December 2017, and Drysdale is happy to see it return to the schedule, ahead of next week's Alfred Dunhill Championship and the South African Open in early December.
He said: "I've had a couple of near misses. The Joburg Open at Royal and finished second at the Dunhill a couple of years ago.
"I've generally done decently at Leopard Creek.
"I guess a few months ago we kind of thought we wouldn't be coming down here this winter.
"But it's brilliant to be here. It's great to have three events on three fantastic golf courses so I'm looking forward to it.
"It's brilliant to have the Joburg Open back. Long may it continue."