#AsianGolfChamps What they said

Prom Meesawat (Tha)

It’s great to be back in China. I think everyone is really looking forward to playing more tournaments here.

For this week, I’m looking for a win to end the tail end of the season with a flourish. I have always had good results in China, so it seems that I like to play in this region. Hopefully, I’ll win this week.

I’ve had my ups and downs this season. However, I’m putting more focus on the Asian Tour and the results seem to reflect that.

I’m hitting the ball well. I’m currently working on my putting and with that, I hope for another good result here in China.

Marcus Both (Aus)

It was exciting to read about the agreement between the Asian Tour and the CGA. The opportunity to come back to China opens up the Asian Tour’s market gives us more opportunities to play in some amazing golf courses.

It only seemed like yesterday, even though the win (in Sanya, China) happened nearly 15 years ago! I’ve also played quite well in other events in China.

I’m excited to be back. The weather is cooler and the greens are similar to what I’m used to playing on in Melbourne. I am also looking forward to help grow the relationship between Asian Tour and CGA.

Liu Yan-wei (Chn)

It will be my first time playing an Asian Tour tournament in China. I’m really glad to have to chance to play in this tournament and the fact that the Asian Tour and China Golf Association are co-sanctioning events again.

This is great for the Asian Tour and China Tour players, as it means that we can have more playing opportunities.

The course is looking great, but it’s really challenging, especially the greens. You also have to be accurate with your drives.

Nicholas Fung (Mas)

It’s been a long time since I last came to China. I am very happy to get the opportunity to come and play here at the Asian Golf Championship this week. I am feeling really excited about this new event. It’s also my first time here in Xiamen so I’ll be looking forward to a good week.

I just want to enjoy my game this week. I don’t want to think so much about winning. I haven’t been playing well recently. I have been trying to change my swing and I think that’s the reason why I have to be patient with it before I see the results.

After winning Queen’s Cup and gaining the two-year exemption on Tour, I thought I should change my swing as I want to gain more distance. I know I just have to practice more and hopefully I can see the results soon.

I think I have managed to achieve my goal for this year. I always wanted to win on the Asian Tour and I finally did it at the Queen’s Cup in June. It’s been a great year so far but I hope to do even better next year. That’s why I am making changes to my swing now.

Lin Wen-tang (Tpe)

It’s good to see the Asian Tour back in China. It’s been a long time since I last played here. China is a huge market and golf development in China has been on a rise over the past few years, looking at the likes of Li Hao-tong, Liang Wen-chong and Wu Ashun.

I am sure all the other players are happy to see the Tour back in China too. For us, it’s very easy because we can communicate with the people here easily, given that we all speak Mandarin here. The people here are really friendly too.

I have waited very long for this day to come actually. I hope to play in more Asian Tour events in China in future. I am looking forward to this week. I will do my best and hopefully I can cap a good result.

Quincy Quek (Sgp)

The Tour didn’t have an event in China when I turned professional in 2009. I played on the China Tour for two years and the courses that we play are really nice. The set-up was good and the conditions were nice.

It felt like the Asian Tour will be a good fit in China. It’s great to be back here and hopefully there will be more events here moving forward. It’s good that we are back in China.

Callum Tarren (Eng)

It is great to have more co-sanctioned events here in China. It’s great for us, obviously, to play for bigger prize money and to play with players of a different level.

I’m third on the China Tour Order of Merit and this tournament is the last on the Tour schedule. Winning the Order of Merit gives me some playing rights on the European Tour, which is a big deal. That’s the reason why I’m here.

Bryden Macpherson (Aus)

It’s exciting to play against the Asian Tour guys and the golf course is looking great. It’s going to be a fun week.

I’m second on the China Tour order of merit, but I’m not thinking too much about it. The course requires you to hit different shots, which is fun and distracting at the same time.

It’s a good challenge. The course is not too long and it’s nice and tight. It should be a good test for everyone.