Harding made his Open debut in 2013, when he won a 36-hole International Qualifying event in his native South Africa.
He did not play another major after that until the 2018 PGA Championship, but his climb into the game’s top 50 – no mean feat given he was not in the leading 700 at the start of 2018 - earned him places in The Masters and back at The Open the following season.
On his debut at Augusta National he tied for 12th, just good enough to guarantee himself a return.
In 2018 he had four wins in the space of 12 weeks, two on African soil and two in Asia, before firing a closing 66 for a two-stroke success at the 2019 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, his first European Tour title.
A week later he was a joint runner-up at the Kenya Open and it was at this event this March that he enjoyed his second European Tour triumph.