Retief Goosen is hoping to reignite his career in 2012, starting this week at the Africa Open, a tournament he won in 2009.
The 43-year-old South African is 11/1 with bookmaker to start the new season with a victory which would help him climb back up into the world’s top 50 and ensure his invite to all of the game’s major tournaments.
Goosen told the European Tour’s official website: “I’d just turned 40 when I won in 2009 and I’ve always felt that winning in East London put the spark back into my career.
“I’ve always enjoyed starting my season at the Africa Open and I hope that this year’s tournament will spark another return to form for me.”
The defending champion in East London is 2010 Open champion Louis Oosthuizen, who is 9/2 to make a successful defence of his title.