July 16: After a lean spell last season, Korean American Anthony Kang is on the rebound and making his presence on leaderboards once again on the Asian Tour.
The Phoenix-based Kang is currently 21st on the Asian Tour Order of Merit after a strong first half of the season. A two-time winner in
In an interview with asiantour.com, Kang talks about his progress to date, what he hopes to achieve in the near future and how he has been spending the summer months in the
The Asian stalwart made the most of near perfect playing conditions in his morning tee-time to shoot four birdies and an eagle on the opening day at Royal Troon. His solid start was also his lowest ever first round in four previous visits to the Open.
Other Asian Tour members enjoyed mixed fortunes. Australian Scott Barr relished on his maiden Major appearance with a 70 that left him in tied 26th place alongside world number one Tiger Woods, former Open winner Justin Leonard and PGA Championship winner Shaun Micheel.
The Singapore-based Australian holed an eagle two at the par four 18th hole during practice on Monday. Using a four iron, his shot from 167m found the bottom of the cup, much to his delight.
Barr beamed: “I’m going home now!”
A total of 10 Asian Tour members, led by Indian duo Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa, are in this week’s field for the year’s third Major.
Choi, who is an inspiration to all Asian Tour players following his meteoric rise to international fame, has kept English veteran bagman Andy Prodger on caddie duties in his search for the Claret Jug at the years third Major which tees off on Thursday.
Prodger was Nick Faldo’s caddie when the English golf legend won the British Open in 1987 and at the 1989
July 9: Asian Tour star Jyoti Randhawa heads to Royal Troon,
This time around, the talented Indian is determined to make a strong impression against the world’s elite, led by defending champion Ben Curtis, the man in form Retief Goosen, the top two ranked players in the world, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els. Randhawa talks to asiantour.com on his hopes and how he plans to prepare for what will be his biggest tournament of the year
Wanchai will be the first Thai to officiate as a tournament referee in the years third Major and the highly-respected official is looking forward to the experience. “I am happy to be the first Thai to referee at The Open,” said Wanchai.
“I’ve officiated in some big tournaments previously such as the Volvo PGA Championship which is the flagship event on the European Tour but never in a Major. I’m looking forward to the week.”