Monday Rewind: 5 things we learnt in Thailand

Mon 01 Aug 2016

Monday Rewind: 5 things we learnt in Thailand

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PATTAYA_THAILAND_310716_CHAN_SHIH_CHANG_010Pattaya, Thailand, August 1: The Asian Tour celebrated another first-time winner in Chan Shih-chang who claimed his breakthrough victory at the prestigious King’s Cup presented by PTT Group on Sunday.
In this Monday rewind, we looked back at the US$750,000 event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour and chose five interesting things from the week.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap] Chan realises his dream of winning on the Asian Tour when he became the second player from Chinese Taipei to win the King’s Cup presented by PTT Group. His countryman Chan Yih-shin had previously won the inaugural King’s Cup in 2009.
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[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]Prior to his breakthrough victory in Thailand, Chan had won five times on the Asian Development Tour where he finished second on the Order of Merit in 2014 to earn his playing rights on the Asian Tour in 2015. He failed to finish inside top-60 on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2015 and had to return to the Qualifying School in 2016 where he successfully regained his Tour card.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]Chan showed that he is truly the ‘Polka dot prince’ – a title given by the media back home because every time he won a tournament, he would don the polka dot shirt. Talk about lucky shirt!
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]For the first time since its inception in 2009, the King’s Cup trophy is not won by a Thai player.
[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap] It was Major winner Trevor Immelman’s first visit to Thailand since 2004 but the South African made an early exit after missing the halfway cut by one shot.
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