JOHOR BAHRU (Malaysia) (AFP) - Korean KJ Choi is determined to turn his fortunes around when the one-million-dollar Iskandar Johor Open starts in Malaysia on Thursday. Choi, a three-time Asian Tour winner, will have defending champion Retief Goosen of South Africa and Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand for company at the third edition of the Asian Tour tournament. Iain Steel, Airil Rizman, Danny Chia and Ben Leong will lead the local challenge at the Royal Johor Country Club where an array of stars will vie to make their presence felt. Choi has endured a lean spell on the US PGA Tour this year but he is looking forward to his return to the Asian Tour where he cut his teeth before going on to claim seven titles in the United States. Wins are not easy to come by as there are a lot of elements that come into place. I am going to remember this year as the year where I went through lots of trial and errors, Choi said. I am determined to bounce back and will have to work harder, added the 39-year-old, who has been struggling to find his form but is confident of turning the corner in Johor. Goosen, fresh from a top-10 finish in Europe last week, is returning to Johor, where he ended a 21-month title drought last year. The victory set him on an impressive streak, with one win in Africa and in the United States followed by four top-10s on the US PGA and three in Europe this season. It is nice to be back and defending your title and I am looking forward to the week ahead. The golf course has not changed much but the prize money has, added the South African. Malaysias Steel was also returning to Johor, where he enjoyed a tied fourth place finish last year. My tied fourth finish was a bit of a surprise but having played on this type of course back in Kota Kinabalu, it is very familiar to me so I do not have to change much of my game, said the Malaysian. It has not been too fruitful these couple of months but I had a good showing in India two weeks ago so I am confident coming in this week, he said. Leong, who won his maiden Asian Tour title last year, is also hoping to be in contention and stay on track to improve on last years result where he finished in tied 14th place. Everything was great last year but it has been a struggle this season. I was beaming with confidence after my win so I just need to find that belief again and hope that my putts roll in this week, said Leong.