RICHARD McEvoy is eager to enjoy more success when he tees off in an Oman competition for the second time in three months.

McEvoy will get his NBO Oman Open outing underway on the 10th tee at 9:05am UK time today.

And having tied for 30th place at the NBO Golf Classic Grand Final - which was also held at the Muscat-based Al Mouj Golf Club - in November, McEvoy goes into the PGA European Tour contest knowing what to expect.

McEvoy, 38, said: “It’s somewhere we have played a few times in the Challenge Tour, and I was here in November.

“It’s nice to come back to somewhere you are familiar with.

“I’ve had a bit of success here in the past as well, so hopefully I will be able to perform well once again.”

McEvoy returned to competitive golf at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth competition.

The Shoebury-born professional golfer had not been involved in a PGA event since the Joburg Open in December, and McEvoy’s time on the course was cut short having finished the first two rounds of the Australian course on five over par.

As a result, McEvoy did not reach the latter stages of the tournament and he felt his extended break from golf played a major part in him dropping out of the event in joint-119th place.

McEvoy, who is a member of Thorpe Hall Golf Club, added: “My long game was okay, but after five weeks without competitive golf I was rusty.

“I think you can see that in your short game and it was difficult to practice that side of my game at home.

“It’s exactly the same as a footballer trying to get match-fit.

“Overall, I didn’t play as badly as my score suggests.

“It’s one of the best courses to play on, in terms of nature.

“I was joined by kangaroos on the course and there is only one other place - in South Africa - that I have played where you can see nature like that in it’s own backyard. It was great to see.”

While McEvoy enjoyed more time with his family during his spell away from the golf course, he is already enjoying being back on the PGA circuit.

McEvoy admitted: “It was great to be back on the course.

“I enjoyed spending time at home because the job involves a lot of time away from the kids and wife.

“But I love golf and I was ready to come back.”

McEvoy will be joined in Oman by fellow Thorpe Hall Golf Club member Matt Southgate.

The Basildon-born Daniel Brooks is also set to be involved.