Kiradech prepares to get job done

Wed 04 Nov 2015

Kiradech prepares to get job done

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Shanghai, November 4: Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat is looking forward to settling his ‘unfinished’ business when he makes his return to the WGC-HSBC Champions after a two-year absence.
Kiradech’s last appearance at the Shanghai showpiece ended with him finishing tied-55th in 2013 but he is now returning to the Sheshan International Golf Club in the best of form.
The 26-year-old has won twice in China and Scotland this year and broke into the world’s top 50 for the first time in his career.
He was also in contention in Turkey last week but had to settle for third place.
“It was a little disappointing as I couldn’t get the job done in Turkey last week but hopefully it’ll be a different story this week.
“I’m playing very well at the moment and it’s important I take advantage of my good form here,” said Kiradech, a former Asian Tour number one.
The Thai is also pleased the 7,266 yard par-72 course favours his big-hitting style of play and is ready to use that to his advantage.
“I love this course. The distance is long and it will suit my play. The rough’s seems to be thicker but if I can hit it well, I should be okay,” said Kiradech.
Outside the ropes, the happily engaged 26-year-old believes that one of the keys to his success is also the support of his family.
“Being engaged to my fiancée has made my life complete. It’s a good balance between golf and family now.
“We are looking forward to our wedding next year and hopefully we can have a baby boy so that I can walk alongside him when he becomes a professional golfer like me,” laughed Kiradech.
Close to 40 of the world’s top 50 players including World No. 2 Jordan Spieth, World No. 3 Rory McIlroy, and fellow top 10 stars Rickie Fowler (5) and Henrik Stenson (7) as well as defending champion Bubba Watson (4) will feature at the US$8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions, which is the richest tournament in Asia
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