Reflections with Bhullar

Fri 04 Jan 2013

Reflections with Bhullar

January 4: Starting this week, speaks to the stars of the game in Asia to assess their 2012 campaigns. We begin the series with India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar, who won twice and finished fifth on the Asian Tour Order of Merit last year. The Indian ace reflects on a successful season, talks about the highlight of his year and the golf shot which he would like to re-hit.

Can you reflect on your 2012 season?

It was a great season. I had a couple of top-10s, top-fives and two victories. There’re still a lot to learn but I have a lot of positives from last season.

What was the highlight for you?

The victory at the Venetian Macau Open was the highlight of the season. Every victory is special but the win in Macau was very special because I won it wire-to-wire. I’ve done that a couple of times in India but to do it on the international level proves that you are a frontrunner.

What was the low point for you?

There were a couple of low points but from my point of view, I usually look at things in a positive way and keep moving forward.

If you could re-hit one shot, what shot would that be?

It will probably be at the Hero Indian Open on Sunday. I played really bad on number 16 where I made double bogey. I wish I could hit that tee shot on the fairway and maybe get a birdie and finish higher up on the leaderboard.

What was your favourite tournament of 2012?

The Venetian Macau Open because I won the tournament and it is a very nice city.

What have you learned about yourself in 2012?

I’ve been trying to stay patient for a long time and I think I handled it well. Patience will definitely help me over the years.

Which aspect of your game will you practice during the off-season?

My short game. I would love to practice day-in and day-out on my short game and bring it up to a higher level.

Who do you think is the next big star on the Asian Tour?

There are so many guys out here and I can’t point to one. I was told by somebody that there are so many players from the United States who will be playing in the Qualifying School. There are a lot of talented young guys from India as well. It will be exciting to be playing on the Asian Tour in 2013 and I am looking forward to the challenge.

About Gaganjeet

Country: India

Date Of Birth: April 27, 1988

Residence: Kapurthala, India

Family:            Single

Turned Pro: 2006

ASIAN TOUR VICTORIES: (4) 2009 Indonesia President Invitational, 2010 Asian Tour International, Thailand, 2012 Yeangder Tournament Players’ Championship, Chinese Taipei, 2012 Venetian Macau Open.

OTHER WINS: (10) Five wins on 2009 PGTI, 2010 PGTI Players Championship, India, 2011 Gujarat Kensville Challenge, India, 2011 Bangladesh Open, 2011 PGTI Players Championship, India, 2011 Aircel PGTI Players Championship, India.