Mardan Mamat is relishing the return of the SMBC Singapore Open as it will give him another opportunity to play on home soil and reinforce his status as Singapore's number one golfer.
Mamat turned professional in 1994 however his enthusiasm and desire to win still appears to be as strong as ever.
"It’s nice to have our National Open back on our schedule after three years. My preparations have been very good and I just had my practice rounds where the game’s shaping up really well," he said ahead of Thursday.
"I'm sure there'll be lots of expectations from the home crowd but I'm old enough to know how to handle these kind of pressure."
If the five time Asian Tour winner is to triumph this week he will have to be at his very best as the tournament has attracted a strong field.
Mamat will have to fend off the challenges of world number one Jordan Spieth of the United States as well as a host of other promising young talents that include world number 26 Byeonghun An of Korea and Asian Tour winners Danthai Boonma of Thailand and Miguel Tabuena of the Philippines.
The Dutchman finished third and second in the first two weeks of the home-based competition.
NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning will also be involved.
The US President was among the viewers watching the TaylorMade Driving Relief.
The US President phoned in as McIlroy played in a Sunday fundraiser for coronavirus victims.
Syme donated his prize money to charity.
‘This is the life of a caddie…’
The Northern Irishman is ranked number one in the world.
Players entering the United States will face a 14-day quarantine period, while a strict testing regime will be in place at each tournament.
The experienced duo will be involved at Whistling Straits.
The world number 98 intends to split the 10,000 euros prize money between his own charity and a hospital in his native Rotterdam.