#TAKESolutionsMasters Preview What They Said

Tue 01 Aug 2017

#TAKESolutionsMasters Preview What They Said

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Shiv Kapur (Ind)
My wife has been very cooperative, she told me to come and play this week even though we will be expecting our first child next week. My phone will be on standby just in case I have to go back and enjoy the birth of our first child. My wife is in emergency dial and in case I have to go back, I’ll go back to the baby.
(On his win in Chinese Taipei) It is amazing how a week can change everything. Going into that week I was dejected because I missed the cut in Japan. You have doubts creeping in your mind when you are not playing well but after you win, everything looks good and not negative.
Shiv Kapur of IND Shiv Kapur of IND
(On the second place finish in the Thailand Open) I took a week off and finished second in Thailand Open. That was a tough week mentally for me because I’m going into the event as a favourite and not an underdog. You don’t people to think that the win was just a flash in the pan. It was good that I finished well in Thailand, won The Open qualifier and had some good results in Europe.
(On his liver surgery last year) I underestimated the surgery and thought it would be fine but my muscles were weak. I really wanted to play but I should have waited. I returned earlier and I wasn’t hitting it as long as I wanted to. It is a lesson to be learnt. In a way it worked out quite well because I wouldn’t have cherished the win as much as I would if all those things didn’t happen to me.
Panuphol Pittayarat
I ran to my tee and reached five minutes before my tee time. The golf course is in very good shape. The fairways are awesome and the greens are rolling really well.
I bogeyed the 18th hole and Thaworn (Wiratchant) and Richie Ramsay entered the play-off. Finishing third at the Hero Indian Open in 2012 is one of my highlights in my career. It was one of my great weeks and I picked up quite a big pay cheque!
When I played in the pro-am this morning, I relived all those shots and memories from five years ago. I hope to have the same feeling again this week. I still remember the shot I missed or the shot I made.
(On making bogey on the last hole in 2012) It thought me a big lesson. Coming down the 18th hole, just don’t chicken or freak out! It gave me a lot of experience and I worked harder from there.
This year has been a very good year. Hopefully I can hold on to my form. I’m feeling very good with my golf game.
I got into the hotel at 2am and woke up at 7.50am from a phone call telling me that I will be late for my tee time. Somehow I had it in my mind that I was playing the pro-am on Wednesday.
Liu Yan Wei of CHN Liu Yan Wei of CHN
Winning is the only thing I’ve been missing on the Asian Tour. If I keep working hard, the big win is around the corner. I’ll definitely grab one soon but no rush. I was on Tour since I was 17 and I feel like a veteran.
Liu Yan Wei (Chn)
I like the course. It is a tight course and it is in good condition. If you drive straight, you will do well here.
I’m playing some decent golf but I’ve been travelling a lot so I’m a bit tired. Hopefully I can have a good weekend here.
In the last few weeks I played in different conditions so that gives me more experience. Last week it was very windy in Germany so that’s good practice. When you play in different conditions, it definitely helps your game.
I was in contention on the ADT a few weeks ago and if I’m in that situation again, I will handle it better. Hopefully I play better this week to be in contention again. I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself but I’ll just focus on my preparation and do my best.