DAVID Howell tees off last in the entire field this afternoon as he looks to make the cut for the first time this season at his seventh attempt.

The 43-year-old starts on the back nine alongside Scot, Liam Johnston and Frenchman Raphael Jacquelin at 2:35PM.

After failing to make the weekend in tournaments in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman Qatar, Malaysia and India during his delayed start to the 2019 European Tour, Howell is hoping it will be seventh-time lucky as he tees it up at the Trophee Hassan II which takes place on the Royal Golf Dar Es Salam in Rabat, Morocco.

It will be the 43-year-old’s first tournament since a difficult couple of days at the Hero Indian Open at the end of March.

A first-round 75 and a second-round 78 saw Howell exit the tournament having shot nine-over par.

The Swindon-born golfer has since taken a few weeks off for TV duties and watched Tiger Woods record a memorable fifth Masters’ victory at Augusta two weeks ago.

Now back in action, Howell will aim to avoid a nightmare start to his opening round that has regularly cost him a chance at making the cut so far this season.

This time last year, Howell recorded a level par second round at the Trophee Hassan II to notch his fourth made cut in his previous five attempts.

Hoping for a similar result this time around, Howell can rely on the fact that this course has been kind to him in the past as he hunts some success in Morocco.

Meanwhile, fellow Wiltshire golfer Jordan Smith gets his Trophee Hassan II underway on the tenth alongside Swede Robert Karlsson and Spaniard Alvaro Quiros at 8:35AM.