Yangon, January 29: Here are five interesting takeaways from the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open, which concluded on Sunday.
1Scene of Paul Peterson’s triumph was set at the Pun Hlaing Golf Club, a semi-private Golf Club surrounded by the luxury homes of the Pun Hlaing Residential estate and bordered by the Hlaing River.
2Heat was scorching off and on the golf course. The daily temperature averaged 32 degrees celcius.
3The Leopalace21 Myanmar Open continues to elude Yusaku Miyazato, who played in the final group on the last day in both the 2016 and 2017 editions but has yet to lift the coveted trophy.
4Peterson suffered from heat stroke in Singapore in his first event this season. Coming from sub-zero temperature in the United States to the tropical heat, it was a big transition for the American. He had better course and body management this week which played a key role in his victory.
5Peterson is a left-handed golfer. He turned professional in 2012 and started plying his trade on the Asian Tour after coming through the Qualifying School in 2014. He claimed his first victory on the European Tour at the Czech Masters in 2016.