Panasonic Open - Rd 2 What They Said

Fri 27 Sep 2013

Panasonic Open - Rd 2 What They Said

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Pariya Junhasavasdikul (Tha) – Second Round 70 (-1), Total 135 (-7)
It was a bit of a struggling round. I couldn’t get anything going. I had two birdies on the par fives and a couple of dropped shots. I didn’t do anything spectacular today and I wasn’t driving the ball well.
But I birdied the last hole (15 feet) so all was forgiven! I’m still in the mix and in with a chance. I’m a bit disappointed but not as much because I’m still up there. I’m happy every time I shoot under-par.
It is a good position but we are still halfway there and anything can happen. I got 36 more holes to go so I’m not taking anything for granted.
Yes, I’m feeling more comfortable because this is the second round. It is a funny feeling. When I won in Chinese Taipei in 2010, I didn’t feel any anxiety or pressure but come to Malaysia I felt the pressure. I guess it really depends on the day. Pressure doesn’t come from anything else but from yourself.
Yeah, my caddy and I was talking about getting the putts up the hole but I kept leaving it short. I left three or four putts short today so on the last hole my caddy told me that I needed to hole the putt or he will throw me in the water.  I thought I had left it short again but luckily it trickled into the hole.
That kind of made up my day.
Rory Hie (Ina) – Second round 69 (-2), Total 138 (-4)
It was good day for me. It was a great front nine. I started off on the back nine good as well but didn’t finish that well. I noticed that I was one-shot off the lead at one point. Unfortunately I didn’t make more birdies there and stumbled coming in.
This golf course is very similar to the course that I played in college in the United States. It suits my game. I feel like I can read the grass here better.
I hit it in the hazard and from there I punched out too far into the rough. Then I hooked it left into the greenside bunker. I flopped my shot and the ball ended up in the bunker again. I hit my next shot and holed it. That was an easy par!
It is good to be playing well in this great tournament. It is a good feeling to be playing well. I’ve been playing well. I played well in Chinese Taipei and that sort of carried over to this week. I’m still using the same swing thoughts and technique.
Siddikur (Ban) – Second Round 71 (even par), Total 142 (even par)
It was a very good day. The weather was lovely and it was as windy as yesterday. To be honest, it was an easy day but I didn’t take advantage of it. It was a long day for me and it was a real rollercoaster ride because I shot five birdies, five bogeys and eight pars!
I had a good chance to have a good score but I made many silly mistakes even after finding the centre of the fairway.
I’m hitting the ball very good this week and my game has come back. I’m happy that I’m hitting the shots that I want. My swing is also in good shape so let’s see where the weekend takes me.
I need to stop making silly mistakes! I made a few up-and-downs but if I didn’t make those silly mistakes, I think I would be way up on the leaderboard.
I’m not thinking about the CIMB Classic or WGC-HSBC Champions. I just want to concentrate on getting back to my best form. I’m very close to achieving that. It will be exceptional if I can qualify for those two big events but right now I just want to improve my game. If I play well, then the results will come.