Tabuena Blog: Ready to move on

Tue 09 Apr 2013

Tabuena Blog: Ready to move on

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April 9: Miguel Tabuena is ready to put behind last year’s defeat at the Wack Wack Golf and Country Club where he was in contention before settling for tied 11th. He is ready to challenge for honours at the inaugural Solaire Open where he plays host to the Asian Tour players and staff. In this latest blog, he talks about growing up and taking the Tour’s staff out for dinner.
By Miguel Tabuena
The Solaire Open is a new event on the Asian Tour. I think it’s really good for the players as well as for the Asian Tour. I hope this tournament will go on for a long time. I played in a local event about a few weeks ago and I won. That really boosted my confidence and I hope to bring my good form to the Asian Tour on Sunday.
Being in contention last year (at the ICTSI Philippine Open), I’ve learnt to manage my nervousness better. I’ve been wanting to win on home soil. You’ve to hit the fairways and greens to have a good score here.
It is slightly different because there are more expectations when you play at home. Your family come out and watch as well. It is nice to have your family around. Hopefully I can play well in front of them.
Hopefully some of my fans come out as well! I’ve tweeted about this week’s event so I’m looking forward to seeing some of them at the course.
I brought a couple of Asian Tour staff for dinner on Sunday and it was good! We got to bond and I know them a bit better. My mum told them that she cooked but actually she didn’t (laughs).
It is nice being a host rather than just playing in an event. It is a new experience for me. We don’t get many events in the Philippines. It is nice because you don’t have to wait for the bus and stuff like that. It is a more relaxing week.
I know my priorities for this week which is to concentrate and get in position on Sunday. I have a week off next week so that’s when I see my friends.