Nick Dougherty makes his Challenge Tour debut in this week’s Pacific Rubiales Colombia Classic, the second event of the 2012 season. Nick missed the season opener six weeks ago, to prolong his break from the game, The 29 year old Dougherty is keen to return to competitive action and start what he hopes will be a journey back to the top of the game. Nick lost his card last year, making just one cut in 34 appearances, and then endured a frustrating time at the Qualifying School as he attempted to rediscover the form that gave him victories in the BMW International Open in 2009, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in 2007 and the Caltex Masters, in Singapore 2005 at the Laguna National Golf & Country Club. Getty Images Nick is now ready to playing again, starting at Barranquilla Country Club on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, he commented; “I’m really excited to get out there now. I’ve never played a regular Challenge Tour event before so it’s a bit of an unknown quantity for me. I know the standard is high out there and I don’t expect to go out and win straight away by a few shots. But what I do know is that the atmosphere is supposed to be very friendly. I haven’t seen South America since going out to Argentina as an amateur, so I’m very much looking forward to it. I just need to get back to basics now and remember the reasons why I loved the game in the first place, and I’m getting there now. I feel like I’m more me again.I think with the fall that I’ve taken in the last two years, it’s an experience that can make your career and make you a lot stronger, and now I’m just looking forward to getting back out on the golf course.” Good Luck Nick, hope your season on the Challenge Tour goes to plan, and you regain your self esteem.