2013 Stars To Watch: Prom Meesawat

Thu 14 Feb 2013

2013 Stars To Watch: Prom Meesawat

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February 14: Asiantour.com takes a look at Prom Meesawat and his chances of ending his title drought which dates back to 2006.
By Doyle De Costa
In a sea of talent, Prom Meesawat stands out as one of the most consistent players, whose second Asian Tour victory is long overdue.
Considering the injuries which bogged his career down previously, the Thai star bounced back brilliantly with 11 top-10 finishes in the last two seasons capped by a runner-up result at the SAIL Open in India last year.
Nicknamed the ‘Big Dolphin’ for his physique and because he hails from the coastal town of Hua Hin, Prom enjoyed a stellar year in 2012, missing only two cuts in 24 Asian Tour appearances.
In a busy second half of the season, Prom was on the money in 13 straight events which was made even sweeter with three top-10s including a pair of six place finishes at the King’s Cup and Thailand Golf Championship.
He also qualified for the WGC-HSBC Champions in China and finished a credible tied 11th among some of the superstars of golf. At the end of the season, Prom finished sixth on the Order of Merit with winnings of US$385,910 and also earned an European Tour card as an affiliate member.
His superb consistency was hailed by the media as an emphatic revival as he was previously side lined by injuries. But like all true sportsman, Prom instils a never-say-never attitude which fuels his desires and intentions of winning.
On paper, Prom’s statistics might look mediocre as he averaged drives of 269 yards and found 62% of fairways.
Like most Thai players, he relies on an acute short game and averaged 29 putts per round and had a hit rate of 70.39 stroke average last year.
But from his performances, he managed a haul of 304 birdies, settling only for second on the Birdie Leader category behind countryman Thaworn Wiratchant.
If he continues to play the way he has been playing, Prom can certainly keep a winner’s speech safely tucked in his golf pants.
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