#IndoOpenGolf Rd 3 What They Said

Sat 19 Nov 2016

#IndoOpenGolf Rd 3 What They Said


Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind) – Third Round 66 (-6), Total 203 (-13)

It feels good to be back on top the leaderboard. I’ve been working hard on my game for years but the results haven’t been showing. I’m feeling good this week and everything is falling in place.

When the juices start flowing, you start focussing more and that’s why we play golf for. You want to win every time you tee it up. When you get into a position where you got a chance, you focus more and I’m that type of person.

I’ve been up since four in the morning and I played 29 holes today. I can’t remember the last time I played so many holes. Honestly, my feet are hurting but I should be ready by tomorrow.

Jeev Milkha Singh of India Jeev Milkha Singh of India

It feels great. I’ve gone through this phase before and at the end of the day if you keep believing in yourself and you keep working on the right stuff, good things will come your way. I’m happy this week, my family are here with me and my son followed me for 18 holes for the first time in my life. I was focussing more on him and I think that helped!

My coach (Amritinder Singh) is on my bag and full marks to him. He is a player himself and he is not used to caddying but he has helped me a lot.

I want to give these young boys a run for their money. Mentally I’m 21 but physically I’m not. I want to keep playing this game for 10 years and for as long as I play, I want to make the most out of it.

Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) – Third Round 68 (-4), Total 204 (-12)

Everything was pretty smooth except the bogey on the last. I drove the ball really well. I’ve been putting really well and gave myself a lot of good looks. I’m one shot off the lead and I’ve played enough golf with Jeev Milkha Singh to know his game. It will be a lot of fun tomorrow.

Luckily I’ve played enough golf around this part of the world and most of all the tournaments are start and stop. This week we already had three days where I woke up at 3.45 in the morning. It is a test of patience and I’m glad we will be done tomorrow.

To some extend the experience does come into play. I’m not pressing the panic button. I’m just trying to recall my memories from winning here before. I know I won this tournament before but it all comes to routine and process. The final four and a half hours I’ll be focussed on one shot at a time.

Golf is an individual sport and you tend to play your own game. You tend to look at other players and how they are doing. But at the end of the day, it is all about nerves, patience and strong determination.

Pannakorn Uthaipas (Tha) – Third Round 70 (-2), Total 205 (-11)

Pannakorn Uthaipas of Thailand Pannakorn Uthaipas of Thailand

I’m feeling excited about the final round. I made a lot of good putts this week. I hit some poor shots today but I saved par. I chipped in for eagle on the sixth hole from 10 yards and that was good. I’m feeling confident and I will do my best tomorrow.

Danny Masrin (Ina) – Third Round 67 (-5), Total 207 (-9)

I bogeyed the first hole but I hit more fairways and greens and improved from there. I changed to the putter which I used in the last three weeks and my putting improved.

My new putter felt good but it didn’t feel good in my hand so I decided to use the putter which has worked for me so far.

It was great to get some momentum today. I couldn’t get any momentum going because of the suspensions. I never got to play more than 10 holes so to get to play 18 holes was good and I think that’s why I shot such a good score today.

My goal towards the end of the season is to play consistently and shooting under-par scores. Hopefully tomorrow I’m holding that trophy.