#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned at the #SingOpen

Mon 01 Feb 2016

#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned at the #SingOpen

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Sentosa, February 1: It was an exciting week at the SMBC Singapore Open where we hosted the World Number One Jordan Spieth and welcomed a new champion - Younghan Song of Korea. Throughout the week, we also stumbled upon some exciting news so here are five things which we learnt at the SMBC Singapore Open which you might or might not know about.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]Jordan Spieth might be the number one golfer in the world but he is a cool dude. He lost to Younghan Song by one-shot in the event which ended on Monday but took time to congratulate the young Korean just before his winner’s press conference. Don’t believe us? See the photos here.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]Another fact about Spieth during the week. He played without regular caddie Michael Greller, who was injured, but his manager Jay Danzi stepped in to caddie for him during the week. You can say Danzi wore two hats during the week.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]Where would you be when you turn 50? For Prayad Marksaeng, who turned 50 on Saturday, he was on the golf course, playing in the SMBC Singapore Open. A nine-time Asian Tour winner, Prayad received the perfect birthday gift – he played alongside Spieth for the first time in his career.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]The SMBC Singapore Open has celebrated many worthy champions but this year was special. Did you know that Younghan Song is the first Korean to lift the prestigious Singapore Open trophy? You can see the full list of past Singapore Open champions here.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]Here’s another fun fact. The SMBC Singapore Open was the seventh Asian Tour event to finish on Monday. The Singapore Open also had three other Monday finishes in 2010 and 2011. In 2006 and 2011, it was reduced to 54 holes.
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