#IndoOpenGolf preview What They Said

Wed 16 Nov 2016

#IndoOpenGolf preview What They Said

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Pavit Tangkamolprasert (Tha)
This is an open course and everyone has a chance to score. Your tee shots here are very important. If you have a good shot, you have a chance to get birdies. I’m feeling very confident this week.
It is the same when I won on the Asian Development Tour (ADT). When I won there, I had the confidence to continue winning but I felt nervous on the Asian Tour. But now after the win, I know I can win here and compete with all these guys.
Yes, I’m a different and much better player now. Previously I would tell myself ‘I can’t win’ or I just try to make the cut. Now, I believe more in myself.
I’m more focussed on my game, not on winning the tournament or making the cut. I just want to hit good golf shots. But my goal towards the end of the year is to try and get my second win as soon as possible.
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Chiragh Kumar (Ind)
It is good to be in a safe position now and go out there and play. I’ve been playing good all year round. I’ve been playing consistently but I haven’t put four good rounds together. I haven’t played badly at all.
I’m feeling good about my game and looking forward to the week. I’ve never played here before and it is a really good golf course. The conditions are really perfect.
Life has been good since my win last year. It is a lot of fun when you are exempted and can plan your schedule properly. We’ve got a good domestic Tour and that’s the reason why so many young players are coming up. Hopefully it will continue to grow from strength to strength.
Ben Leong (Mas)
The winning score will be low. The greens are rolling really good and there are a lot of birdies out there.
I’ve been playing well. After having three good weeks, you don’t usually hear people going for their fourth in a row. I’ve done it before but what’s in the past is in the past. This is a new week and I want to stay in the present and patient.
If I can block out what happened or what I did previously, I think I’ll have a good week. It is always tough a good week with another good week especially when I’ve had three goods. I just want to enjoy Indonesia, the company and enjoy being out here again on the Asian Tour.
Getting into an event on the Asian Tour is a bonus but I’ll take whatever comes my way. I’ll be going back to Asian Tour Qualifying School next year. I’ll do good there. I know I can play but it is only a matter of believing and trusting in myself.
I try to play one hole at a time and not look too far ahead. I’ve really minimized my mistakes and don’t get into much trouble so that’s one of the reasons why I’ve been playing fairly good.
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