#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned in the Philippines

Mon 14 Nov 2016

#MondayRewind: 5 things we learned in the Philippines


November 14: Here are five fast facts which you need to know from last week’s Resorts World Manila Masters.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]1[/dropcap]Did you know that his victory at the 2016 Resorts World Manila Masters was the first for India’s S.S.P. Chawrasia outside his home nation? He had won four times in India previously. Speaking of pushing beyond your comfort zone.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]2[/dropcap]Chawrasia’s wife, Simantini revealed that regular meditation was a key to her man’s first win outside of India. She told the Indian media: "He was unusually calm in the pressure situation this time. Normally, he gets a bit nervous. But not this time. I think meditating regularly has helped him a lot. I told him that too that he should do it everyday and that it is doing wonders for him.”

Shubhankar Sharma of India Shubhankar Sharma of India

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]3[/dropcap]The affable India, who moved up to seventh place on the Order of Merit with US$517,467, also became the third player following Scott Hend and Chan shih-Chang to win twice on the Asian Tour this season.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]4[/dropcap]It was so near yet so far once again for Malaysia's Nicholas Fung, who lost in the play-off after closing his final round with five brilliant birdies. It is the third time he has finished runner-up since 2013 as his search for a maiden Asian Tour victory was extended. With a season’s haul of US$219,439, Fung’s consolation is that 2016 will be his best ever performance since he joined the Asian Tour.

[dropcap style="default, circle, box, book"]5[/dropcap]India’s Shubhankar Sharma and Thailand's Prom Meesawat shot final rounds of 10-under-par 62 but the efforts won’t go down as the official course record due to the preferred lie ruling being in effect. Sharma’s caddie would also win the best celebration move after he eagled the closing hole.