Reflections of 2014 with Miguel Tabuena

Wed 14 Jan 2015

Reflections of 2014 with Miguel Tabuena

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January 14: Filipino Miguel Tabuena enjoyed his best season as a professional golfer in 2014, finishing 37th on the Order of Merit which will guarantee him starts at all the big events on the Asian Tour this year. Check out his Q&A with asiantour.com as he reflects on 2014.
Happy with 2014?
Yes I was although I didn’t win a tournament. I  was still happy with my results and it’s my best season so far as a pro golfer. I’m looking forward to 2015 now.
What was the main highlight?
It was probably losing in the play-off to Prom Meesawat at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taipei. Although I lost, I secured my full card from that performance.
Any particular regrets?
None at all. I’ve been brought up to be positive about everything.
What do you hope to do better in 2015?
I hope to play better in the bigger tournaments, especially in the co-sanctioned tournaments. It’ll be my first time playing in events like the Maybank Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open and I’m looking forward to those, along with the inaugural Thailand Classic in February.
Was there a shot in 2014 that you would like to re-hit?
It’s probably the second shot on the eighth hole in the second round of the Dubai Open. I pushed the shot right into the waste bunker and it cost me the cut there.
How will you spend your off season?
I’ll spend some down time with the family by the beach as we have beautiful beaches in the Philippines. I’ll also be visiting my sister in Seattle for a short break in the U.S.
Any Christmas gifts for yourself?
I have thought about something, maybe buy myself a watch.
In your mind, who was the star of 2014?
I would have to say it was Cameron Smith. Coming out from Qualifying School and producing all those top-10s in his first year in Asia, it was a big season for him.
Who are the players to watch out for in 2015?
If Cameron comes back out to Asia, he’ll be one of the guys. There are a few other young guys who will play well this year. And probably myself too (laughter).