Nicolas Colsaerts is looking forward to the weekend at Wentworth after making a solid start in the BMW PGA Championship.
The 30-year-old Belgian has missed the cut in the last two years but is only four shots behind halfway leader Francisco Molinari on two under after rounds of 72 and 70.
"It was very cold today and the course is playing difficult so it all adds up to a pretty good test out there," said Colsaerts.
"I thought I did pretty good. This is one of those weeks when you get yourself into position because everyone will make mistakes and if you can put together a good six or seven holes you can get right up there.
"It was a very long year last year and it took its toll. I'm still recovering a bit from everything that happened and I can't wait for my season to kick off."
Colsaerts reached the semi-finals of the preceding World Match Play Championship two years ago before winning it 12 months later.
However he was eliminated in the quarter-finals of last week's World Match Play in Bulgaria by eventual winner Graeme McDowell.
"I missed the cut here in 2011 and 2012 probably because I had long weeks leading up to the event," he added.
"I got knocked out early in Bulgaria so I've probably come to Wentworth feeling a little more fresh than normal.
"When you add everything up, a few differences here and there can mean a lot against the best players in the world."