"3 on 3 with Lin, Perera and Siddikur"

Fri 04 Oct 2013

"3 on 3 with Lin, Perera and Siddikur"

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October 4: In the latest segment of 3 on 3 with the stars of the Asian Tour, we throw three questions to Chinese Taipei’s Lin Wen-tang, Bangladesh’s Siddikur and Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka and compare their responses.
If you can play only one more round of golf, where would it be and why?
Lin Wen-tang: Back in my amateur days and the early stage of my professional career, I’ve always wanted to play at Augusta National. I’m glad I fulfilled my dream when I played there in 2009. I love the scenic views on the course and watching it on TV does not do justice to the beautiful sceneries!
Mithun Perera: It would be the Delhi Golf Club in India. It’s a short and narrow course and it suits my game a lot.
Siddikur: I would love to play at the St. Andrews. I think it’s a good course and I will be really happy if I can play in a major tournament there in future.
What does the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM and trying to make the inaugural team mean to you?
Lin Wen-tang: It’s a very good opportunity for Asian Tour players. I have confidence that this event will be a success because it will boost the standard of golf in Asia. It will be a great honour if I can qualify. That will be one of my targets now. I’ve played in the World Cup of Golf before and I really enjoyed playing in such events especially when you get to beat the European players! I hope the Asian players will put up a good show at the event and bring Asian golf to a whole new level on the international stage.
Mithun Perera: It’s a good event for the Asian players to compete against the European Tour players and see where our standards are. Golf in Asia is getting better and better every day. It’s good to see such prestigious tournaments coming into Asia. I think everyone will be aiming to get into the Asian team. I am no exception.
Siddikur: The EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM is going to be exciting! It’s a great tournament to have as we hardly get this kind of tournaments in Asia. It is going to be great fun playing against the European Tour players. We’ve got really good players in Asia and the standard of golf in Asia has improved a lot over the years. I’m definitely hoping to be part of the Asian team. I’ll be really happy if I can get in.
How do you think your season has gone so far and what else do you need to achieve?
Lin Wen-tang: I haven’t really set any target for myself this year. I’m pretty happy with my results so far especially after winning the Solaire Open in the Philippines in April and another local event back home. I am turning 40 years old next year. Winning at this age is a great confidence boost to me and I am really very happy with it. The more tournaments you win, the higher the expectations that you will set for yourself but I will try not to give myself too much pressure.
Mithun Perera: My season has been good so far. I’m currently ranked 32nd on the Asian Tour Order of Merit and I finished second in Myanmar at the beginning of the season which was a great start for me. As a rookie on Tour, I am pretty satisfied with my performance so far. I just want to gain as much experience as I can in all the tournaments that I play this year. I hope to win at least one event by the end of the season!
Siddikur: The first half of the season was not too bad for me but it hasn’t been going well for me since the start of the second half. The same thing happened to me last year. I’m not disappointed but I just want to find out what went wrong and then work on it. There are still a lot of tournaments to go. I hope to concentrate on my own game. I’ll be happy if I can regain my good form.
Ends.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Saxo Capital Markets (Official Statistics Partner), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Subway (Official Quick Service Restaurant), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.