Chikka eyes another title chance #RWMMasters2016

Mon 07 Nov 2016

Chikka eyes another title chance #RWMMasters2016


Manila, November 5: Young talent Chikkarangappa S. of India believes he has what it takes to challenge for a maiden Asian Tour title at the Resorts World Manila Masters next week.

The 23-year-old Indian has been in sparkling form of late, finishing top-10 in his last three starts on the region’s premier Tour where he sits in a 30th place on the Order of Merit with US$127,649.

His tied-third place finish in Macao last month, which marked his best result ever on the Asian Tour, was timely as he went on to claim a victory on the Indian domestic circuit a week later.

“The win was a huge relief, having been in contention for three weeks and not getting to the top. It gave me the much needed motivation to strive for the better and push myself harder. It was also special to return home after three weeks and win an event,” said Chikka.

The young Indian will be looking to extend his fine form and leave his mark on Asia’s elite circuit when he heads to the highly-acclaimed Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club for US$1 million full-field Asian Tour event from November 10 to 13.

“I am feeling good about the game. I spent some quality time back home with my coach. It’s a great layout at Manila Southwoods. I played there last year and it suits my eyes. I am really looking forward to the week.

“I think a win is around the corner for me. I just have to stay patient. I think my game has gotten better over the last three events so I just need to focus on what I need to do and things should fall in place,” said Chikka.

Chikka, a two-time winner on the Asian Development Tour, will feature in the event alongside countrymen Gaganjeet Bhullar and S.S.P Chawrasia, the man whom he will partner for India at the ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf later this month.

Chinese Taipei’s Chan Shih-chang and local hotshot Miguel Tabuena, ranked fifth and sixth respectively on the Order of Merit, will headline the elite field at the Resorts World Manila Masters, which will celebrate its fourth edition as the richest golf tournament in the Philippines.

Also in the fray are Mardan Mamat of Singapore, who won the event in 2014, Thailand’s Pavit Tangkamolprasert, who claimed a breakthrough victory in Macao last month, as well as local stalwart Juvic Pagunsan, Asian Tour Order of Merit champion in 2011.

Resorts World Manila Masters partners include Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club, Marriott (Official Hotel Partner) and supported by Aristocrat, IGT, Konami, Scientific Games, Empire Automation, LJ Industries, Levelwear, RGB LTD, PLDT Alpha, Dalmore, Srixon and Bloomberg.


About Resorts World Manila

RWM is the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines that features recreational thrills, world-class performances, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options.

Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality and is home to four international lodging brands, (MAXIMS Hotel, MARRIOTT Hotel Manila, BELMONT Hotel, and REMINGTON Hotel), a three-story convention center housing the country’s largest hotel ballroom (Marriott Grand Ballroom), and two more hotels (SHERATON Hotel Manila and HILTON Hotel Manila) currently under construction.

Also home to RWM is The NEWPORT Mall which features international luxury brands, state-of-the-art movie theaters the Newport Cinemas, an award-winning, ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), and a cozy, 24/7 entertainment hub at Bar 360. Dine in one of almost 50 restaurant outlets offering a diverse selection of local and world cuisine, prepared by top Filipino and foreign chefs and paired with a wide selection of the finest wines and popular liquors.

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About the Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Sponsor), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official Business Publication Sponsor) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at: