Chia blog: I look good on posters!

Wed 28 Sep 2016

Chia blog: I look good on posters!


September 28: With his photos plastered on buses and in convenient stores, Danny Chia hopes to ride the momentum in search of a successful title defence at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters.

This is what he has to say in his own words.

By Danny Chia

I’m happy to see my face on the bus and even in some convenient stores (laughs). It feels good to come back to Chinese Taipei and defend this title. It seems that the Typhoon is following me as well! It was the same case last year when the practice round was also cancelled.

My game is a bit up and down at the moment. I’ve been working with my coach but the game hasn’t clicked yet. I’ve been hitting a lot of loose shots on the course and I’m not holing as many putts.

We always try to improve so even though I was playing quite well early in the year, I’m always finding ways to get better. And when you make changes, your game tends to go down for a while. I’m sure I’ll get back on track soon.

I feel good playing on this course. It is a shot-making golf course and not a power over control type of course. I think it is an advantage for me because I don’t hit it as long as I use to. I’m more in the ball control category now.

The last three holes were nerve-wracking for me (on last year’s victory). I had a few four or five footer putts to hole and the intensity was tremendous. I never felt that much of tension or pressure on my shoulders before!

I always want to play my best golf regardless of the qualifying dates for CIMB Classic or WGC-HSBC Champions. If I play my best golf, things will come automatically without me having to worry about it. That’s always my philosophy. Approaching the last few events before qualifying, I still have the same mentality.