Prom ready for Yeangder TPC defence

Thu 24 Sep 2015

Prom ready for Yeangder TPC defence

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Taipei, September 24: Prom Meesawat of Thailand is excited to return to the US$500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) where he banished his play-off nightmares with a superb win last year.
The Thai lost in two play-offs prior to his win and will hold on to the winning memory when he defends his title at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club from October 8 to 11.
He will be joined by an elite cast who include Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand, who won the event twice in 2010 and 2013, Prayad Marksaeng, a nine-time Asian Tour winner, Arjun Atwal of India and Marcus Both of Australia.
Prom, who is nicknamed the Big Dolphin due to his burly physique and because he hails from the coastal town of Hua Hin, remembers his second Asian Tour win vividly where he defeated young Filipino talent Miguel Tabuena on the second extra hole.
His par putt on the first play-off almost lipped out and he held his nerve to par the next hole as Tabuena missed his par chance.
“I remember almost missing my par putt! It is still in mind,” he laughed.  “After I won in the play-off, I told myself ‘yes, I can finally win in a play-off!’ I felt so relief because of my defeats in play-offs. So it was good to win.”
Prom won his first Asian Tour title in 2006 and struggled with niggling injuries before returning to his best form where he finished inside the top-10 on the Order of Merit in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
“I waited for so long for my second Asian Tour win. I struggled in my career but I fought back and I’ve been playing well in the last few years. It was a great feeling to hold a trophy again at the Yeangder TPC,” said Prom.
He looks forward to the warm hospitality by the local players, who are gracious host to Asian Tour stars.
“I’m very happy to return to Chinese Taipei. I have a lot of good friends. Every time I go back to the country, it feels like home. I feel very comfortable there. I’m very excited especially this year because I’m defending my title,” said Prom.
The Yeangder TPC was inaugurated in 2010 and it has grown to be one of the most popular events on the Asian Tour.
About the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship
The Yeangder TPC is the brainchild of Yeangder Group Chairman Mr. Emmet Hsu. An avid golfer himself, he holds his own on the fairways as well as the boardroom. Mr. Hsu is a strong supporter for golf in Chinese Taipei and across the region. Apart from sponsoring the Yeangder TPC, Mr. Hsu also sponsors the Yeangder ADT and supports the leading Chinese Taipei players including Lin Wen-tang, Chan Yih-shin, Lin Wen-hong and Chan Shih-chang.
Inaugurated in 2010, the prize purse for the Yeangder TPC has grown from US$300,000 to US$500,000. The Yeangder TPC is a popular stop on the Asian Tour Schedule and it has welcomed many worthy champions such as Thaworn Wiratchant (2010 & 2013), Lu Wei-chih (2011), Gaganjeet Bhullar (2012) and Prom Meesawat (2014).
The Yeangder Group has pledged to sponsor the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) till 2015.
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Sponsor), Oakley (Official Eyewear and Footwear Sponsor), Srixon (Official Ball), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.