Tabuena eyes crown #KingsCup

Fri 08 Jul 2016

Tabuena eyes crown #KingsCup

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Pattaya, Thailand, July 8: Philippines’ Miguel Tabuena believes he is good enough for another win when the US$750,000 King’s Cup gets underway at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club from July 28-31.
For the first time in the history of the King’s Cup, the tournament will be sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour and local viewers will get the chance to catch all four days of live action on the TrueVisions network in Thailand.
Tabuena has enjoyed a stellar run of form over the last seven months and is targeting another grandstand finish.
“I’ll be there (King’s Cup) and ready. I’m really happy with my game so far and I know I have what it takes to compete against the best,” said Tabuena.
Having won his first Asian Tour title on home soil last December, the 21-year-old went on finish tied fourth and second in Singapore and Malaysia earlier this year.
Tabuena’s other moment of glory then came when he made his dream debut at the U.S. Open after topping the sectional qualifying last month.
“I’ve learnt a lot the last couple of weeks especially at the U.S. Open and I know I’ve the game to be a good golfer,” said the Filipino.
Tabuena’s King’s Cup title ambitions will be put to test by a strong field that features Major champion Trevor Immelman of South Africa, defending champion Thaworn Wiratchant, Sweden’s Johan Edfors and over 25 Asian Tour winners.
All eyes will also be on Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung, Australia’s Scott Barr and Japan’s Shunya Takeyasu as they seek to erase their heartbreak of missing out on their maiden Tour victory in Chinese Taipei last week.
“So close yet so far for me again this week. I did what I had to do but unfortunately not good enough to win.
“It might not be the right time for me to win yet and I just have to work harder. I’ve to remain more positive and confident about myself. I’m sure I’ll be a winner one day,” said Fung.
The King’s Cup is making its return to the Asian Tour schedule after a year’s absence.
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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 ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Sponsor), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official Business Publication Sponsor) 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
About The European Tour
The European Tour celebrates men’s professional golf on a global stage. In 2016, the European Tour International Schedule features 47 tournaments in 27 countries, all part of the Race to Dubai, the year-long competition which crowns the European Tour Number One at the end of the season, a title claimed in 2015 by Rory McIlroy for the third time.
Since its formation in 1972, the European Tour has witnessed 24 Members celebrate a total of 50 Major Championship titles between them, enjoyed ten Members attaining the pinnacle of World Number One and has celebrated its diversity as players from 36 different countries have won on Tour.
The European Tour also manages the Challenge Tour, which features 28 tournaments in 22 countries in 2016, and the Senior Tour, which features 13 tournaments in nine countries in 2016. It is also the Managing Partner of Ryder Cup Europe, the body which, alongside the PGA of America, administers golf’s greatest team contest, The Ryder Cup.
The European Tour broadcasts live coverage of its tournaments to over 490 million homes in more than 150 countries every week, generating in excess of 2200 global broadcast hours for each event. It also enjoys the support of many of the world’s leading business brands with Rolex, BMW, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Emirates and Titleist as Official Partners.