DANIEL Brooks is looking for an upturn in form after shaking off a hand injury.

Brooks will be involved in the PGA European Tour’s Czech Masters - which is being held at the Albatross Golf Resort in the Czech Republic’s capital city of Prague - today.

And Brooks is hoping to impress after struggling with a hand problem for a number of months.

The Basildon-born professional golfer said: “The hand injury was really frustrating and I have only started gripping the golf clubs normally again in the last few weeks.

“My hand is much better now and it was annoying having to grip the clubs differently.

“That didn’t help and it did cause a few problems.

“But hopefully I will be able to get back to playing my normal golf now and my form will improve.”

Brooks goes into the latest European Tour event having tied for 94th place at the Nordea Masters last week.

The 31-year-old required 66 shots in the first round.

But the second round brought frustration for Brooks, with him needing 77 strokes to complete the 18 holes in Sweden.

As a result, Brooks finished three over par and failed to make the cut.

And he confirmed he was left frustrated by his second round efforts.

“The first round was alright but I don’t know what happened on the second day,” admitted Brooks.

“A few bad putts and poor shots really cost me in the second round, which was frustrating.

“But I’m hoping I will be able to produce some better shots this time around.”

Brooks has failed to make the cut in his last three outings, having also missed out on the second half of the Porsche European Open and Scottish Open.

And although Brooks will be looking for an upturn in form today, he struggled at last year’s Czech Masters, where he finished in joint-120th position and was cut at the midway point on seven over par.

But Brooks, who will begin at the 10th tee at 6.25am UK time, enjoys competing in the Czech Republic.

Brooks added: “I haven’t ever done that great here but I like playing here and the course.

“I played in the pro-am yesterday and the course is in good condition.

“There isn’t a lot of rough and if your short game is good then you will get a good score on this course.

“I’m sure there will be some low scores this week.”