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South Africa's Dylan Frittelli looking to break the shackles after tournament victory

After winning his first tournament in nearly five years last week, Dylan Frittelli is eager to take that momentum into the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Frittelli contemplated quitting the game after missing the cut or withdrawing from 23 events as he lost his full playing privileges on the PGA Tour last season.

However, a return to the DP World Tour at the end of 2023 produced two top-20 finishes in four events and the South African triumphed in his third start of 2024 in last week's Bahrain Championship.

"It feels pretty good," Frittelli said. "I am excited to play with a little more security on the line.

"Category three (tournament winners) as opposed to category 12 (players ranked 126-200 in the FedEx Cup) feels a whole lot better but the main thing is that I played some good golf and I managed to execute in some tough conditions and down the tough stretch on the back nine.

"Last year in the States I didn't even have my C game mentally. I was really struggling on that side of things so I had to put in a lot of hard work there.

"Obviously that dovetails with the golf game, the swing, the putting with all the technical stuff too. I knew in my head going into that final nine holes that if I could be close with five or six holes I could definitely use my experience and mental toughness to see me to the end.

"It is great to have some security. For a couple of years I know I can come out here and play any event that I want pretty much. I can plan my schedule pretty much now to have some down time and take some time off.

"It is kind of tough living in America, playing all around Europe, Asia and the Middle East but I can definitely control things a little more now.

"I am excited because now I have the option of every tournament on the DP World Tour so I can pick the ones that I really enjoy and build a schedule that complements my game."

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