5 things we learned at the Thailand Open

Sun 10 Jun 2018

5 things we learned at the Thailand Open

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Sentosa, Singapore, June 11:  Here's five takeaways from the Thailand Open 2018 where Panuphol Pittayarat took home his second Asian Tour victory on home soil.
  • Panuphol Pittayarat was clearly the fan favourite at the Thailand Open on his home course. However, the Thai was especially proud to win his second Asian Tour title in front of his father, who caddied for Panuphol when he began his career as a teenager on the Asian Tour.
  • Amongst the contenders at the Thailand Open, Sarit Suwannarut was one of the stand-out youngsters to emerge. At the age of 20, the Thai enjoyed his best result on the Asian Tour after finishing third. At 181 centimetres tall, Sarit also displayed his big-hitting game where he finished as the longest hitter in the Thailand Open after averaging 319.5 yards during the week.
  • In the first sponsorship of its kind, 10,000 Dragon Coins was on offer as a hole-in-one prize to the first golfer who aced the 16th hole at the Thai Country Club. However, no golfer claimed that prize. To find out more about Dragon, please click here (https://www.asiantour.com/newsdetails/dragon-corporation-partners-with-thailand-open-n22077)
  • Among the top-10 finishers at the Thailand Open are Chapchai Nirat and David Gleeson. Chapchai , a four-time Asian Tour winner has not won since 2014 and Gleeson’s last Tour win was in 2011. 
  • The Thai Country Club hosted the Thailand Open for the second year running. But way back in 1997, Tiger Woods played on this course at the Honda Classic, which he won. During the victory he famously drove the par-four 10th green which is still fondly remembered by fans and members at TGC. During the Thailand Open, the Asian Tour stars tried to emulate the similar shot and even used the same driver model which Tiger used in 1997! Stay tuned for the video to find out what happened.