DANIEL Brooks will be looking to prolong his recent upturn in form when he tees off at the Portugal Masters this afternoon.

The Basildon-born golfer will get underway at 1:50pm, starting at the 10th hole in Vilamoura alongside France’s Sebastien Gros and home favourite Pedro Figueiredo.

And the Mill Hill Golf Club member will go into the latest PGA European Tour event full of confidence, having secured a place in the top 50 in his last two outings.

Brooks finished four below par at the KLM Open, which was held in Spijk, the Netherlands.

The 30-year-old required 280 strokes to complete all four rounds of the course.

Brooks took 69 shots to complete rounds one and three, while he needed two more strokes in rounds two and four.

That was enough for Brooks to finish in joint 48th place.

The professional golfer was joined by Dutchman Max Albertus, South Africa’s Jaco Ahlers and Dean Burmester, Jorge Campillo and Adrian Otaegui of Spain, and Germany’s Florian Fritsch on four below par.

Brooks’ placing also allowed him to pocket prize money for the second consecutive week.

The Basildon man walked away from the Netherlands course with close to £7,000 to show for his efforts.

Brooks’ impressive performance came just a matter of days after he completed four rounds of a PGA European Tour course for the first time in more than two months.

The Omega European Masters event, which was held in Crans Montana, Switzerland, was where Brooks was to begin his upturn in form as he finished tied for 44th position.

Brooks required 277 shots to complete the Swiss course, which allowed him to finish three below par.

And prize winnings of close to £13,000 represented his first windfall since competing at the HNA Open de France in July.

Now Brooks will return to Portugal looking for success.

Brooks’ only PGA European Tour triumph came on the Portuguese island of Madeira, where he won the Madeira Islands Open in 2014.

Brooks also won the PGA Challenge Tour event on the same course.

However, two fellow south Essex golfers will not be joining him in the Algarve today.

Matt Southgate has only made two PGA European Tour outings since tying for sixth at the 146th Open Championship in July.

And his Thorpe Hall Golf Club team-mate Richard McEvoy will also not be making an appearance in the Portugal Masters.