Tim Clark finished best of the eight South Africans at this yearÂs first major, and carried his success at Augusta to Harbour Town Golf Links, where he carded a first-round 68 at the RBC Heritage.
At Augusta National the 36-year-old included a third-round 67 in his two-under-par total, which left him to a share of 11th for The Masters, and he hasnÂt slowed since last week.
On Thursday he got off a flyer, making birdies at two, four, five and nine to turn four below the card in sunny South Carolina.
His first wobble came at the par-four 13th, where he made five to put the first drop on his card. His recovery of the shot with a birdie at 16 was cancelled out by a final drop at the 17th.
Clark finished with a par and signed for 68, which equated to three-under on the par-71 layout of Harbour Town. Clark is no stranger to silverware, and has won two South African Open Championships. He also won the Order of Merit with his first SA Open victory, which was back in 2002.
The most significant of his victories came at the 2010 Players Championship. The Arizona resident reached an impressive 16-under-par total and won one of the biggest tournaments on the PGA Tour.
The ÂBull DogÂ is notoriously determined, and now that heÂs recovered from some difficulty with injury heÂs looking good for another title. Spice that up with his Masters confidence and Clark is looking good after his opening 68.