#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned in Australia

Mon 28 Nov 2016

#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned in Australia


Melbourne, Australia, November 28: Here are five interesting things you need you need to know from last week’s ISPS HANDA World Cup of Golf.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]The 21-year-old Li Haotong was born in the year 1995 which was also the year China hosted its first World Cup of Golf at Mission Hills in Guangdong province! Li who partnered Wu Ashun enjoyed a successful pairing in the US$8 million tournament. After finishing second, the pair has the confidence to challenge for the World Cup of Golf trophy in the next edition.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]This year the World Cup of Golf returned to the two-man team stroke play of fourball and foursomes format. The team component was welcomed by players, who enjoyed bonding as a team. Denmark’s Søren Kjeldsen even said during the winner’s press conference that it was his camaderieship with Thorbjorn Olensen which led them to victory.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]Among all the players at the World Cup of Golf, it was Team Denmark’s Thorbjørn Olesen who was the “pocket dynamite” during the third day of the event when he belted a drive that flew 406 yards. Talk about size doesn't matter.

SSP Chawrasia and Chikkarangappa SSP Chawrasia and Chikkarangappa

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]During the tournament week, India’s Chikkarangappa S. and S. S. P. Chawrasia enjoyed their visit to Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday for the Joint Winners of Charity Shootout. Shockingly, we found out that Chawrasia is not a fan of his nation’s favourite sport, cricket! We hope you don’t get into trouble SSP…

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]While most players were having a ball at the tournament, it wasn’t the same for Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee. After finishing in 19th place on Sunday, Thongchai may call it a day in his World Cup of Golf career. His best finish so far in the World Cup of Golf was eighth place in 2008. The Thai was gracious to hand over the torch to his partner Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand, whom he says will lead the Thailand contingent for many years to come.