#MyanmarOpen Rd 4 What They Said

Sun 29 Jan 2017

#MyanmarOpen Rd 4 What They Said

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Todd Sinnott (Aus) - Final Round 66 (-5), Total 270 (-14)
It is a fantastic day to get my first win as a professional. I birdied two in a row on 13 and 14 and when I did that I knew that if I finish strongly I would have a good chance at winning. I knew where I was the whole day and knew what I had to do to get up with the leaders and keep pushing on. I was really focussed the whole day to try and shoot the lowest score that I could shoot.
With eight holes to go in the second round, I was three-over-par in the tournament and I managed to birdie two holes and eagle one of the holes so I was four-under in the last eight. I know the course suits me. You need to be on the fairways all the time to attack the greens. I can hit it a lot higher than most of the guy out here and put the spin on the ball. I knew I could shoot a couple of low numbers during the weekend but I didn’t think I would win.
Todd Sinnott of Australia Todd Sinnott of Australia
I feel a little bit relieved to get that first win. Excited and pretty proud as well. I’m proud with the way I played today.
I hit six balls into the water in the first two rounds (four on the first day). Today I hit one shot on the fourth hole. It landed on the bank and rolled back into the water. I was able to drop near the green and made par.
Qualifying School was two weeks ago but that was huge for me because I shot 10-under in the last round and lost in a play-off. To actually shoot that number in the last round that gave me a lot of confidence coming into today. The main objective during that week (Qualifying School) was to get my card but I was disappointed not to win after coming close. Losing at Qualifying School hurt a little bit but it proved that I can shoot a low number on the last day.
It is a great situation to be in. I turned professional in February, 2015 and in the last couple of years I haven’t had enough of events to play in the year. It was frustrating because I couldn’t get anything going but now I have three Tours to choose from!
One of the goals for me after getting my Asian Tour card is to get into the CIMB Classic. I know Cameron Smith a couple of years came through the Asian Tour and did well there (CIMB Classic) and within 12 months he is playing on the PGA Tour.
Yeah, when I was younger I was picking golf balls at a driving range in Melbourne. I also worked for a friend to put up Christmas decorations at shopping centres and did plumbing for a week before. This was 2012 through to when I turned professional. You got to do what you got to do as an amateur. My parents have been amazing and I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for me.
Carlos Pigem (Esp) - Final round 68 (-3), Total 273 (-11)
It was a very exciting week. I didn’t play well in Singapore but this week I played pretty good. Today I missed one shot and that cost me a lot. I was trying to fight but I Todd (Sinnott) made putts so he deserved to win. I hit it into the water on the 12th hole. I have nothing to regret today. I hit one bad shot but I’ll continue fighting in the next two weeks.
Miguel Tabuena (Phi) – Final Round 69 (-2), Total 274 (-10)
I’m proud of myself for sticking in there. It was a nightmare start. I told myself that I’m hitting it really well. I actually hit a good shot on the third hole but had a double bogey. I’m really glad with the way I’m hitting the ball. It is something to be positive about in the next few weeks.
I caught the bunker on the par-three third hole. I thought I hit a really good shot. Todd and Carlos said great shot but I just caught the bunker and I had a really bad lie.