Perth, Australia, January 26: Young Thai talent Poom Saksansin will be looking to ride on his good form when he makes his debut appearance at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth, which gets underway in a fortnight.
Still buzzing from the euphoria of his success at the matchplay event in Malaysia two weeks ago, the affable 24-year-old hopes to repeat that magic when he contends for the event at the Lake Karrinyup Country Club from February 8 to 11.
Poom will spearhead the Asian Tour charge alongside Gaganjeet Bhullar of India, Chan Shih-chang of Chinese Taipei and Nicholas Fung of Malaysia at the AUD$1.75 million (approximately US$1.25 million) event, tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia and the European Tour.
“There are only six match play holes at the tournament. So, I’ll have to play aggressively from the start!” said Poom. “But before I can even think about the matchplay, I’ll have to make the cut first!”
Poom has risen steadily in his career since turning professional in 2013. He came through the Asian Tour Qualifying School in 2014 and won his first title on the Asian Development Tour the year after.
Poom’s breakthrough on the Asian Tour came at the 2016 Indonesian Masters where he triumphed by five shots. He bounced back from a back injury and went on to claim his second victory on the region’s premier Tour in India last August.
“I’ve yet to play in the new format, so I don’t know what to expect. But, it sounds really exciting and I’m looking forward to playing in my first ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth,” said Poom.
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth will combine 54 holes of traditional stroke play across the first three days, with an exciting six-hole knockout match play format for the fourth and final round.
A standard cut to the leading 65 professionals and ties will be implemented after the second round (36 holes). The field will be further reduced with a second cut being made after the third round (54 holes) to the leading 24 players who will battle it out over six-hole matches until one man is left standing.
The ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth is proudly supported by the West Australian Government via Tourism WA and is tri-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, European Tour and ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia.
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