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Robin Williams drawing on course knowledge after life-changing week on DP World Tour

Robin Williams drawing on course knowledge after life-changing week on DP World Tour

Following a "life-changing" runner-up finish on the DP World Tour last week, Robin Williams is hoping to continue his positive momentum as he returns to the scene of his Sunshine Tour triumph for this week's Jonsson Workwear Open.

Williams, who was beaten on the second play-off hole by American Jordan Gumberg at the SDC Open, said that last week's finish has given him the confidence he can compete at this level in an Instagram post following the event.

The result followed two successful weeks in South Africa on the European Challenge Tour for the 22-year-old, who had finished tied third at the Dimension Data Pro-Am and tied 11th at the NMB Championship in February, which helped prove to himself that the hard work he's put in has been paying off.

"I've had some time to reflect on it and everything," Williams told the DP World Tour ahead of the final event of the International Swing.

"There's been a lot more positives than negatives that have come out of the week.

"You know, if someone had told me after those two missed cuts I had in the Challenge Tour events in Zebula and Cape Town I would be where I am today having a third place at Dimension Data, 11th at the NMB Championship and then losing a play-off I would have never believed it.

"So I can see the hard work and the discipline that I've put in over the last few weeks and the support from my family and all the sponsors and everybody.

"That is the only reason I'm able to stand here and say that I've got a I've got a good feeling for."

Williams burst onto the scene as a professional with a dominant six-stroke victory on the Sunshine Tour during his rookie season last October, but he had already enjoyed a successful amateur career that saw him ranked as the top-ranked junior in Europe and play on the 2018 Junior Ryder Cup team.

Born in South Arfrica but brought up in the UK, Williams - who is also rather famed for his middle name Tiger - was then thrust into the limelight again less than two months later when he held the clubhouse lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek.

Now, on the back of his best result on the DP World Tour to date, he returns to Glendower Golf Club with added confidence ahead of the final co-sanctioned event of the season with the Sunshine Tour.

"It's an amazing feeling," he said.

"I obviously won my first Sunshine Tour event here in October, so it's nice, it's my first time coming back since then, it's nice to have those good vibes and good memories coming here."

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Five months on from victory at the Fortress Invitational, Williams admits that the course has slight changes to the set-up he triumphed over on the Sunshine Tour, which he expects to produce some low scores over the four days.

That doesn't mean he's going to be giving up any secrets about how to play the course however, but he is looking forward to continuing his chase for a maiden DP World Tour title.

"Obviously now being a DP World Tour event, it's cool to see how the course is kind of a little bit changed since when we played the Sunshine to event. But I'm looking forward to it, I'm in good form and I'm just looking forward to a good week.

"I can't give all my secrets away, but this is a big driver golf course. If you put it in play and with how soft the golf course is compared to how it was in October, it's going be very scorable.

"I mean, the greens are like carpet. They're pure. You can't get any better than that. So as long as you just keep it straight off the tee, keep it out of the trees and trouble, you should be able to put good scores together."

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