BANK BRI IO Rd 4 What They Said

Sun 07 Dec 2014

BANK BRI IO Rd 4 What They Said

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Padraig Harrington (Ire) – Final Round 71 (E), Total 268 (-16)
I didn’t really take my chances on the last couple of holes. I was a little bit cautious in the final round. It is never a great mind-set to have when you are trying not to make mistakes.
I hit a few bad shots early on and I hit a careless shot on the seventh hole. The biggest thing for me at that stage was that I was really praying for a rain delay. My momentum was gone but Thanyakon was flying and he didn’t miss a shot.
When the thunderstorm came in, we were really happy because it gave us a break. Golf is strange like that because a player playing with momentum; plays unbelievable golf. After the suspension I knew it was like a new day for me. I knew it was going to be all the way to the end.
Padraig Harrington of Ireland Padraig Harrington of Ireland
I had a bad break on the 18th hole when I hit my tee shot and it bounced into the edge of the hazard. My third shot was the best shot of the week because I sort of hit better shots when I’m under pressure.
I’ve never been comfortable on the 18th hole since I hit my tee shot into the water during the pro-am. I was disappointed to find my ball on the edge of the hazard. I was about to chip my ball sideways to the fairway and give myself a chance to get a four. But when Thanyakon hit it into the water, there was no point to take a chance. Five was possibly going to be good enough for a play-off or a win. So I went back to the fairway and hit my six iron for my best shot of the week. My strategy did change based on what I saw.
It was very unlucky for Thanyakon because of that rain delay. It was unfortunate but he can be very proud with how he played all the way through. He is really impressive. He looks like a player to watch in the future for sure. I believe the standard of Asian golfers is getting better and better. He was certainly a fine challenger but a little bit unlucky.
I was really impressed with Thanyakon. He is a new breed of players from Asia. I see a lot of Asian players who are more confident with their abilities because they are playing more with international players. When I came here 20 years ago, the Asian players were not sure of themselves when they played with international players. I think that’s changed now and they are used to it. You can see the confidence growing amongst the players, technically and mentally.
Winning is a good habit to have. It gives you a lot of confidence and I need that confidence. I didn’t start too well but I came through and I got the win. That’s very important to realise. This win does bring a lot of confidence to my game and hopefully it will show up next year.
Padraig Harrington (Ire) – Flash Live Television quotes
I would think that this is an important win. I’m better when I’m fighting and little behind. I’m always a lot better chasing from behind. I struggled when I was leading because I get defensive. There are going to be mistakes made. My desire to win was really strong.
Thanyakon Khrongpha (Tha) – Final Round 69 (-2), Total 270 (-14)
It was a great final round from me but I was under so much pressure on the last hole. I’m still happy with how I played. The rain delay stopped my momentum. It wasn’t good. I really did my best out there. Only pressure made me scared. When I get into contention more often, I think I will feel more comfortable.
Quincy Quek (Sin) – Final Round 66 (-5), Total 272 (-12)
Quincy Quek of Singapore Quincy Quek of Singapore
Overall it has been a good week. I had a lot of chances early in my round but didn’t make the putts. I made a few good par saves so that kind of made up for the missed birdies. Overall I’m happy with how I’ve been playing.
I’m so far off from keeping my Asian Tour card that I’m not even thinking about it. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why.
I don’t know how much money I won this week so I’ll have to see how it goes. I have to make plans for the Thailand Golf Championship and I’m getting married in three weeks time (to Celine)! Hopefully this will be a good boost and the form will spill over into the next week.
I’m quite fortunate that we planned early and the fiancée is back home doing the planning for the wedding! I’m quite blessed.
David Lipsky (Usa) – Final Round 69 (-2), Total 275 (-9)
It was pretty solid. I started off slowly and it was rocky on the first round. My ball striking was much better as the week progressed and I played well on the last few days. Looks like I increased my lead (Order of Merit) and I’m feeling pretty good about that. The goal was to play solid here. Step one done and now I’ll move on to the Thailand Golf Championship and see what I can do there.
Anirban Lahiri (Ind) – Final Round 72, Total 278 (-6)
I had a poor start and finish. Everything in between was quite good. I got off to a poor start on day one and fought back pretty well. It is disappointing and upset to finish the way I did but I have to accept what has happened.
I didn’t hit a lot of good shots on the back nine but I hung in there. (18th hole) I hit a three wood and my ball went right. I had to take a drop and had a really good number to the flag. I felt pretty confident that if I can make a good swing I can make par. I did put a good swing but clipped a leaf and the ball went right. As soon as I hit that they blew the siren. I was a little bit unfortunate but I should be there in the first place. At worst I should have just made five but it is what it is.
I got a lot to play for. David has a good lead and I need two solid results in the last two events. I think I’m playing well enough but I got to put it together over four rounds. I haven’t done that in these last two weeks. I had a poor last round last week and poor first round this week.