Q&A: Six things about Miguel Tabuena

Mon 23 May 2016

Q&A: Six things about Miguel Tabuena

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Sentosa, Singapore, May 20: Rising Filipino star Miguel Tabuena has enjoyed a good campaign so far in 2016. After winning his maiden Asian Tour title at the Philippine Open in December, the 21-year-old has enjoyed two top-fives in Singapore and Malaysia and currently sits in fourth place on the Order of Merit.
In our latest Q&A series with stars from the Tour, Tabuena talks about his inspiration, best golfing moment and what’s on his current playlist on his phone.
What’s your best golfing moment to date?
It has got to be the moment when I hoisted the Philippine Open trophy last December. I have always wanted to win the tournament growing up. I am glad I had the opportunity to do it at the age of 21. I am very glad that the Philippine Open is my first victory on the Asian Tour. I can’t wait to win many more Philippine Opens in the future!
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Life as a professional golfer is pretty tough. It feels like we are always on holiday because we are constantly travelling. My favourite holiday destination is where my family is. I don’t see them very often because I am always on the road. I enjoy spending time with my family and where they are would probably be where I am when I am on holiday.
Who is your inspiration in life?
I am a very spiritual man so it would be God and my family. My family has been there for me since day one and I am glad to make them proud with what I have achieved so far.
If you could buy anything in this world, what would it be?
Probably a plane so it will be easier for me to get around and play tournaments all over the world!
Why did you start playing golf?
I was only one year and eight months old when I first swung a golf club and I probably started taking it seriously when I was about four or five. I started to realise that I was pretty good at it after that. That was what got me started and got me to where I am today.
What playlist do you have going in your phone and car right now?
I actually listen to everything, from ballad to rock, R&B to hip-hop. I don’t really have a favourite. I like everything that’s on my playlist. I am currently listening to John Mayer. I like his songs.
About Miguel TABUENA                                                                  
Country:                      Philippines
Date of Birth:              October 13, 1994
Residence:                   Manila
Family:                         Single
Turned Pro:                  2011
Twitter Handle:           @miguelltabuena
ASIAN TOUR VICTORY: (1) 2015 Philippine Open presented by ICTSI.
PROFESSIONAL WINS: (8) 2012 ICTSI Splendido Classic, Philippines, 2012 Eastridge Classic, Philippines, 2013 ICTSI Sherwood Classic, Philippines, 2014 ICTSI Manila Masters, 2015 Splendido Classic, Philippines, 2015 ICTSI Rancho Palos Verdes Classic, Philippines, 2015 ICTSI Open Championship, Philippines, 2015 Central Azucarera de Tarlac Open, Philippines.