#IMGOLF16 Rd 4 What They Said

Sun 09 Oct 2016

#IMGOLF16 Rd 4 What They Said

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091016_BIM_Champion_Poom Saksansin (THA) 21 Poom Saksansin of Thailand
Poom Saksansin (Tha) – Final Round 67 (-5), Total 270 (-18)
It feels great to be a champion. I just tried not to make bogeys today. Anything in the red numbers was good enough for me. Honestly, I was only hoping to make enough money to keep my Asian Tour card. This victory exceeded my expectations.
Yes I was nervous at the start of the round. But before I went out, I read a message on Facebook which said ‘If the result is not good, tomorrow it will be a small story and if this year is not good it will just be a tale.’ So that eased the pressure a bit and I’m glad did enough to win.
This win opens up so many doors and opportunities for me. I get to play in the big events now and I’m really looking forward to it. There’s still a lot of room for improvement for me and before I step up in the big events, I need to work even harder on my game.
I didn’t get into trouble in the first place so that’s why I only dropped two shots this week. Honestly, my putting really saved me as well. My family will be very happy that I won, it also proves that I can play among the best players.
(When asked about the young generation of Thai stars) Honestly, I’m not really thinking about the other players behind me. I know we are all still young but I just want to play golf. My win today proves that if you be yourself and play your own game, you can be successful.
I started playing golf when I was 10 years old. I started playing with my father. I started playing well and I was roped into the national team. After that, I turned professional.
071016_BIM_Suradit Yongcharoenchai (THA) 02 Suradit Yongcharoenchai of Thailand
I played very good today. I putted really well especially on the front nine where I got to four-under. I was aiming for a top-five finish this week so I can play in Macao next week. Although I bogeyed 10, I just keep telling myself to keep trying. I did my best. I didn’t expect myself to play so well. Being the last man to get in to the tournament, I didn’t have any expectations.
This is my first time playing on this course so I am happy with my result. The conditions were much better today and I enjoyed playing with Thongchai and Marcus today. Thongchai is our Thai legend. He is one of the players I look up to growing up. It was an honour to play with him today. It has been a great week.
The experiences of playing on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) has helped me a lot in sharpening my game. I look forward to the next week in Macao next week.
Phachara Khongwatmai (Tha) – Final Round 68 (-4), Total 275 (-13) 
I’m feeling very good but my putting on the back nine is very bad. I hit such good iron shots. I think I hit it near the pin on seven holes. I just couldn’t make my birdie putts until the last hole. I know Poom is playing very well and he is such a good player. I’m not surprised he won. I’m happy he won.
This week I play good, I think I have a chance to qualify for the CIMB Classic. But if I don’t finish inside the top-10 on the Order of Merit after next week, it is okay because I saved my Asian Tour card and I’ve been playing so well.
Gaganjeet Bhullar of India Gaganjeet Bhullar of India
Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) – Final Round 67 (-5), Total 276 (-12)
I played well for three days. Today was in the first in a long time that I hit 14 fairways and 18 greens. A 62 was definitely out there. I’m pretty happy the way I played after winning last week. This course is one of my favourites on the Asian Tour. I’m glad that I was in contention during the week.
(On qualifying for CIMB Classic) I was fully aware of my ranking at the start of the week. It is all in my subconscious mind because I just want to play good golf like what I did last week and this week.
Chikkarangappa S. (Ind) – Final Round 67 (-5), Total 277 (-11)
I played solid throughout the week. The rain delay yesterday put me back because I played really solid. When the rain came on the 11th hole, I had about a seven feet putt and I would have made that putt but I missed it after the delay. I double bogeyed the next hole and one bad tee shot spoilt the momentum. I kept trying to make birdies but the conditions were so tough. The rain yesterday affected me a lot.
I’m happy with how I finished. I must take the result however it comes. I’m playing really solid. Sometimes luck is not on your side but it doesn’t mean that I should be disappointed with that. I’m happy with how I’m playing.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand
I learnt how to play in the tough conditions. Now I’m used to it so when there is a rain delay no matter what, I will make sure it doesn’t distract me. I’ll stay focussed and not blame the weather. I can take out a lot of positives from this week.
Thongchai Jaidee (Tha) – Final Round 72 (E), Total 278 (-10)
I’m feeling very tired because we had an early start. It was a long day and week for me honestly. It was very hot and I lost a lot of energy and I couldn’t focus. It is very difficult mentally when you are tired.
We have a very good generation of golfers coming from Thailand and Asia. Poom played so well this week. I’m so happy to see so many good players coming from my country. I know the Thai boys are playing well at the moment so good for them.
Yes, I’m very proud because they all look up to me. Now I see so many young golfers coming and even more players will break through the ranks soon. In the future, you will see more Thai players on the Asian Tour.