Thongchai, the current Asian Tour number one, was informed by his management group, Starscope Management and SMG Thailand, of the good news at the weekend and will be making his third appearance in a Major.
“This is really wonderful news,” said Thongchai today. “It is a pleasant surprise and another recognition towards the Asian Tour and players from the region. I’m looking forward to it and I hope to make my presence felt in the PGA Championship.
In the Nissan Irish Open on the European Tour, South African James Kingston settled for tied 11th place, eight shots behind winner Brett Rumford of
In a diary for asiantour.com, Chia talks about the trip and how he hopes getting his golf set fitted with the right specs will help in his challenge when the Asian Tour resumes with the second half of the season at the Tianjin TEDA Open in
Chia became the first Malaysian to win a major title in Asia following his triumph in the 2002 Acer Taiwan Open. He is confident that he can regain his winning form on the Asian Tour in the near future.
July 18, Royal Troon: Relishing his position in the spotlight, Asian Tour star Jyoti Randhawa underlined his rapidly rising reputation with a commendable closing round in the 133rd Open Championship.
Enjoying himself in the testing, windy conditions the Indian fired a one-over-par 72 to round off one of the most memorable weeks of his golfing career. “It’s been a fantastic week. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself,” said Randhawa, whose four-day aggregate of 287 left him in a share of 27th place and earned him a cheque for US$54,305.
Said Randhawa, who missed the Open cut at