2012 Reflections with Prom

Fri 18 Jan 2013

2012 Reflections with Prom

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January 18: In the latest segment of Reflections, Prom Meesawat talks about a successful season in 2012 where he missed only two cuts from out of 24 appearances on the Asian Tour and finished sixth on the Order of Merit. He hopes to add a long awaited second victory under his belt in the 2013 Asian Tour season with his new found confidence.
Can you reflect on the 2012 season?
It has been a very good season for me. I had a good start in India and had some good finishes in the big Asian Tour events. I lost in a play-off at the SAIL-SBI Open but I’m still happy with the outcome. I also had the opportunity to play with other world class players at the CIMB Classic and WGC-HSBC Champions. I was consistent for the whole season and that’s the best part of it.
What was the highlight for you?
My highlight was at the WGC-HSBC Champions because I could hang on to the top of the leaderboard among the stars of the game (Prom finished tied 11th). I showed that Asian players can still be around in world-class tournaments.
What was the low point for you?
It must be the first Asian Tour event of the year at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open. I made the cut but finished almost last! It was disappointing because everyone wants a fast start. Luckily, I played well after that.
If you could re-hit one shot from last season, what would it be?
My second shot in regulation play on the last hole at the SAIL-SBI Open. I hit it into the rough and couldn’t hit it close to the green. If I could hit it on the fairway, I would have had a chance to win the tournament.
What was your favourite tournament last year?
The WGC-HSBC Champions in China.
What have you learned about yourself in 2012?
I played with many top stars and I’ve learned to be more confident in my game and my shots. I must not doubt my ability when I try to shape my shots. I have to bring that mentality into tournaments.
What will you practice during the off season?
I’ll practice on my shot-making abilities. I want to be more confident in every type of shots that I can hit.
Who do you think will be the next star on the Asian Tour in 2013?
Arnond Vongvanij. He is a steady and good player.
Will you be going anywhere during the off season?
I’ll be going to Maldives with my wife. We never take time for holiday so it will be a nice break.
About PROM
Country: Thailand
Residence: Hua Hin
Date of Birth: July 21, 1984
Family: Married; Wife: Supichaya Panyathep
Turned Pro: 2004
ASIAN TOUR VICTORY: (1) 2006 SK Telecom Open, Korea.
OTHER WINS: (3) 2006 Singha Pattaya Open, 2011 Singha Pattaya Open, Thailand, 2012 Singha Pattaya Open, Thailand.