Thongchai enjoys solid week #TheOpen

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Thongchai enjoys solid week #TheOpen

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Southport, England, July 23: Thongchai Jaidee ended his campaign with an even-par 70 at The Open on Sunday and he hopes to build on his performance this week.
The Thai star traded three birdies against as many bogeys to finish on a one-over-par 281 total and was pleased with his battling performance at Royal Birkdale.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand
“I played alright but I struggled with my irons because the wind direction was different every day. The pin positions were difficult today. You need to have the perfect club because it is difficult to attack the pins.
“It is a good week for me because I only had one bad round in very horrible weather but overall it is a good result. My golf swing is better this week and my game is slowly turning around. My new coach is here and I think my game will get better in the future,” said Thongchai.
He birdied seven out of eight par fives this week but was disappointed to drop costly shots on three holes. He was four-over (first hole) and three-over on the 12th and 16th holes for the week which proved costly.
“Happy I birdied the par fives but I got into trouble on the same holes again. Those holes really cost me. There is room for improvement in my game but this week, I can see that I’m getting there because I played well in the weather,” said Thongchai.
“This is my 11th appearance at The Open and I really enjoy being here. It is great to be here and play in Major tournaments. I will try to keep improving and hopefully get a better result in the future,” he added.
"My new coach is here and I think my game will get better in the future." - Thongchai Jaidee.

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