SOUTH Essex golfers Daniel Brooks and Mark Hooper tee off this morning in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth.

The Basildon player heads into the four-day event in 83rd place in the Race to Dubai following a successful start to the season.

He recorded a maiden win at the Madeira Islands Open earlier this month om the European Tour.

Hooper, who is from Rayleigh, is one of ten British professionals playing at the Surrey course against a field, which will includ major champions such as Darren Clarke, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Rory McIlroy, José María Olazábal and Justin Rose.