Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned at #RWMMasters

Mon 23 Nov 2015

Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned at #RWMMasters

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Manila, November 23: The Resorts World Manila Masters ended an exciting week on and off the course. Natipong Srithong won the US$1 million event in emphatic style and he was the second Thai rookie in successive weeks to win an Asian Tour event.
If you think that’s interesting, read on as we choose five things which we learned at the Resorts World Manila Masters.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]Three out of four players inside the top-four are still in their early 20s. The winner Natipong Srithong of Thailand and Chinese Taipei duo Lee Chieh-po and Hung Chien-yao are aged 22, 21 and 23 respectively. Jbe Kruger of South Africa was the oldest at 29!
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]Prom Meesawat of Thailand continued his impressive track record at the Resorts World Manila Masters after claiming a tied fifth at the Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club. The result meant that he has never finish outside the top-five since the event was inaugurated in 2013. He finished second in the first edition and third last year.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]The Manila Southwoods Golf and Country Club has been the regular venue of the Resorts World Manila Masters for three editions. In 2016, players will play on improved greens as the course will upgrade its greens in December. What do players think about it?
Scott Barr said: “Not a bad thing as I couldn’t read the putts this week.”
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]Chinnarat Phadungsil of Thailand ended the week tied 39th. He shot rounds of 70, 70, 73 and 70 but had more to cheer about outside the ropes. He recently welcomed the arrival of his first child who was born on the same birthday as him on November 1. A big congratulation from all of us.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]Hung might have missed out on a first Asian Tour win but he walked away with a magical ace on the 13th hole on the final round. He won a VIP aircraft service worth US$250,000, sponsored by Red Tail Aviation, which includes helicopter or airplane trips within the country over a period of six months. If you missed the shot, you can watch it again here.
Course Stats:
Eagles: 47
Birdies: 2726
Pars: 7927
Bogeys: 1906
Double bogeys: 361
Others: 67