Keith wants to rewrite Africa Open story

Keith Horne took top-20 finishes in his first two appearances at the Africa Open, but has failed to produce the same excellence over the last two years. It’s time for the comeback.

“I enjoy playing here and as long as the putter comes to the party this week I’m sure I’ll be somewhere thereabouts come the weekend. I feel like my results should be better around here, so hopefully this week we can change that,” he said.

The 41-year-old proved his ability when he won the 2012 Telkom PGA Championship, marking fifth victory in his illustrious professional career. He’d like to add a European Tour win to that list.

“It’s my third year on tour, and when you’ve been playing for that long it’s about time to step up a gear and move into the winner’s circle. To win is definitely one of my goals this year,” he said.

With 52 top 10s over the course of his career, Horne knows everything there is about being in contention, and having played four tournaments at East London Golf Club, he’s ready to make it 53.

And this week comes on the back of a sixth-place finish at the Joburg Open, where Horne shot a Sunday 65 to finish with an 18-under-par total. That tally is one better than Branden Grace’s winning total at the 2012 Joburg Open and clarifies how well Horne is playing at the moment.

The Alberton local kicked off last season with a win, and this year he’ll be looking to do the same.

“The scores are still going to be pretty good, and I think this week brings a lot of different people into the game, because this course has got something for everybody when the wind blows.

“I played well last week, so the confidence is up. I think that’s what’s going to help me this week, even though the style of golf is very different,” he said.

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