Choo ready for another epic fight at the Solaire Open

Tue 09 Apr 2013

Choo ready for another epic fight at the Solaire Open

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Manila, April 9: Choo Tze Huang returns to the scene of his epic battle with current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat, ready to revive his winning memories at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club when the US$300,000 Solaire Open tees off on Thursday.
The Singaporean, who earned his Asian Tour card at Qualifying School earlier this year, will make a long awaited return, more than 10 years since he played at Wack Wack as a junior golfer. He won numerous junior titles at Wack Wack but one that really stood out was when he defeated the big-hitting Thai Kiradech.
“There was one victory when I played against Kiradech. We were playing for the overall title and it was one of those good memories that I have here. The scores weren’t good back then because this course is tough for juniors but I caught Kiradech by a few shots and won. I was about 13 or 14 years old so it was a very long time ago!” smiled Choo.
The Asian Tour rookie is slowly finding his feet on the region’s premier Tour, which is celebrating its 10th season, but a return to Wack Wack might very well bring out the best in him.
“I’m not really happy with how I’ve been playing. I’ve been struggling a little bit. It is a bit of a rookie thing because I’m coming out on Tour for the first time. I made only one cut in Myanmar. I had a good start there and struggled a bit in India and did pretty well in Chiangmai but missed by one. My game is getting better but I need to work on my mental side and try to go out there and play golf instead of worrying so much.
“I’ve been thinking a lot about keeping my Tour card and trying to do well. I’m putting too much pressure on myself and expecting a bit too much. I think I need to believe in myself and hopefully things go well,” said the 26-year-old.
He tipped countryman Lam Chih Bing, who finished third at the Panasonic Open India on Sunday, to shine among the elite field this week.
“Lam’s (Chih Bing) result was good last week. He struggled last year and he is starting to play good golf again. I was watching him on television on the last couple of days and he was playing really well. It was unfortunate what happened on the third day but I think he still played great golf and it will be a good boost in confidence for him. I think he will be back to his best this year,” he said.
“I haven’t had the time to talk to him but when I do, I will definitely give him a pat on the back,” added Choo.
About Solaire Resort and Casino
Solaire Resort and Casino is the first to open in the highly anticipated Entertainment City project along the Philippine’s famed Manila Bay.
The first phase includes approximately 500 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites and bayside villas as well as resort-style pool facilities, bars and entertainment lounges. In addition, there is a state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting space, and a fully equipped spa and fitness center.
The resort also features a world-class dining experience at our signature, casual and quick serve restaurants. The new dining avenues are headed by world-renowned chefs and showcase a comprehensive selection of authentic local and international flavors to cater to even the most discerning palate.
And to give you the ultimate Las Vegas gaming experience, Solaire’s expansive 18,500 square-meter casino area stretches two levels of gaming space, including premium VIP salons and an outdoor themed casino and entertainment bar – all loaded with the most popular slot machines and table games, such as Baccarat, Blackjack, Pontoon and many more!
About the Solaire Open
The Solaire Open is a new event on the 2013 Asian Tour Schedule. It is title sponsored by the Solaire Resort and Casino and supported by DOT (Department of Tourism), Hyundai, the Official Mobility, Pru Life UK, the Official Insurer, Nescafé Dolce Gusto, the Official Coffee and Omega, the Official Timekeeper. The suppliers for the event include Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, the Official Hotel, Johnnie Walker, the Official Whiskey, Asahi Super Dry, the Official Beer, Srixon, the Official Ball, Panasonic, the Official Television Provider, Canon, the Office Solutions Provider and PepsiCo, the Official Water and Sports Drinks.
About the Asian Tour
In 2013, the Asian Tour will celebrate a momentous milestone with its 10th season. 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 Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official Beer), Srixon (Official Ball), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and Resorts) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf