GOLFER Chris Paisley is set to tee-up at the event which made him a European Tour champion.

The former Stocksfield Golf Club junior famously won the South African Open back in January 2018, with his wife Keri standing in as a back-up caddy.

Two years after that memorable victory at the Glandower Golf Club in Johannesburg, Paisley has returned to South Africa for another go at the coveted title.

This time around, it will take place at the par 71 Randpark Golf Club, which is also in Johannesburg.

The 33-year-old was set to tee-off in round one, this morning, alongside South Africans Richard Sterne and Justin Harding at 8.25am (6.25am GMT).

Paisley will look to build on a productive 2019, during which he achieved some highly placed finishes.

In October, he was eighth at the French Open in Paris, after a final round of 67 saw him finish ahead of Trevor Immelman, Jamie Donaldson, and other leading tour players.

Last season, Paisley was sixth at the Made in Denmark event, and was ninth at the Oman Open, at Al Mouj Golf, in Asia.

Paisley also topped the 64-man strokeplay tournament at the Belgian Knockout event in Antwerp, with two opening rounds of 65, before winning his first knock-out round match against Sam Horsfield.