DAVID Howell will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes when he tees off in the Welsh Open at Celtic Manor this afternoon.
The Swindon player had to pull out of last year’s event with a wrist injury but, having been largely injury free in recent months, will be hoping for better luck this time around.
Howell also had to pull out of the same event in 2009 due to a twisted ankle and has not enjoyed a finish inside the top 30 at the event sincing finishing in a tie for fifth in 2004.
His best finish in the competition came in 2000 when he was second in its first ever staging, a shot behind Dane Steen Tinning.
The Broome Manor player tees off at 12.50pm alongside Francesco Molinari and Bradley Dredge.