Thai duo primed for challenge

Tue 06 Aug 2013

Thai duo primed for challenge

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August 6: Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and veteran Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand will be eager to make another impression on the world stage when the 2013 PGA Championship tees off on Thursday.
The US$8 million tournament, which is the year’s fourth and final Major, will be held at the Oak Hill Country, East Course in Rochester, New York.
Kiradech, who finished tied-40th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last week, will be looking forward to reignite his title ambitions against the world’s best players which include world number one Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, the newly crowned Open champion and title holder Rory McIlroy.
Thongchai, who is pushing to qualify for the International Team for the Presidents Cup, will join Kiradech in this week’s PGA Championship as both of them have qualified through being in the world’s top 100. Thongchai is currently ranked 60th while Kiradech is placed at 85th.
Newly accepted Asian Tour honorary member Ernie Els will also feature in this week’s tournament, together with fellow members, Fiji’s Vijay Singh, Korea’s K.J. Choi, Y. E. Yang and former Asian Tour winner Bae Sang-moon.
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