#IndoOpenGolf Monday What They Said

Mon 21 Nov 2016

#IndoOpenGolf Monday What They Said

  • SHARE
Gaganjeet Bhullar (Ind) – Final Round 68 (-4), Total 272 (-16)
It was not easy at all. It is never easy in a Monday finish especially when you only have a two-shot lead. I slept at 7pm last night and woke up at 2am because there was so much adrenaline rush. I just couldn’t focus on anything.
I was not focussed on sleeping. I just could not divert my mind anywhere else apart from the last few holes. At the end of the day I’m proud of myself and I’m glad I pulled it off.
To be honest, I didn’t talk with my caddy last night. We just went back to the room and slept. We ignored each other and the first time we exchanged anything was on the 16th tee and I think that strategy worked.
Gaganjeet Bhullar of India Gaganjeet Bhullar of India
I was full of confidence from tee number one. I told myself that I will play aggressive golf and gave myself a lot of birdie chances. I putted really well and made single putts in the first seven holes.
The week was difficult, it was not easy at all. It was all a test of patience and my past experience of winning here before. I’ve won before in stop and go week before. The experience really counted here.
I’m working hard on my game. I couldn’t work hard on my game because of the injury. I’ve moved to the United States and I’m spending a lot of time in driving range. I’m really working hard now.
Everybody plays golf in the United States and it is really nice. I’ve been spending a lot of my off season there. I have a lot of family there.
I’m gunning for more than 10 Asian Tour titles. I’m only 28 and I’m going to work harder and harder to achieve my goals.
Jeev Milkha Singh (Ind) – Final Round 72 (E), Total 275 (-13)
I played well but Gaganjeet Bhullar started really well yesterday. I tried to push him but I finished second and I’ll take that result as it is my best finish of the year.
I think I handled myself really well being in the last group for the first time since 2012! I could have done better but I feel this will give me a lot of confidence heading into the next few weeks. I’m working on a few things which I need to trust more under pressure.
It is great to see the depth of the Asian Tour. It is good to see these young kids hungry and they want to birdie every hole. That’s the way it should be. He is 28 years old and I think sky’s the limit for him.
It is good to see these young kids doing well. Obviously I want to compete with them. In fact, they push me to do better. They hit good and long drives and I want to keep up with them. Don’t forget age is just a number.
Johannes Veerman of USA Johannes Veerman of USA
Johannes Veerman (Usa) – Final Round 69 (-3), Total 275 (-13)
It has been a great week for me. I played great golf the first two days and I was really excited for the weekend because my mum and family would have come out but my grandmother passed away on Saturday. It was tough for me because I didn’t have family supporting but they were mourning.
It was an emotional week because I also played great and I think I just locked up my card. It was an emotional rollercoaster. I’m glad I took care of business but now I need to spend time with my family.
My grandma was old but she was also healthy but suddenly they took her to the ER (emergency room). My mum told me the Friday night that my grandma was really sick and that they didn’t know if she can make it through the night. I didn’t actually know she passed away until Saturday night but I heard she was about to pass away on Friday.
This week was so important because of my position on the Order of Merit. It was definitely playing on my mind because they rescheduled the Panasonic Open India event as the same week of the Thongchai ADT and I’m leading on the ADT Order of Merit. So if I don’t get top-60 I’ll get my card through the ADT. I didn’t want to miss an ADT event or an Asian Tour event so I just told myself I need to play great this week.
It was a week where patience just paid off. We had rain delays and everything else was happening. I’m glad it is all over.
Chinnarat Phadungsil (Tha) – Final Round 68 (-4), Total 276 (-12)
I played so well in the first round but I struggled in next 54 holes because the course is quite tricky. I’m happy to have another top-10 finish.
Yes, this is a very important result for me. I wanted to finish inside the top-three because of my position on the Order of Merit. But my game is getting better and I’m happy with that. I made some money this week and now I have two more events to play.
I lose focus and it was very difficult to concentrate because of so many rain delays. Now I look forward to India and Hong Kong. I need a good result there to save my card.