Thongchai eyes glory at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

Wed 30 Jul 2014

Thongchai eyes glory at WGC-Bridgestone Invitational

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July 30: Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee is ready to resume his chase for more glory at this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational which starts on Thursday.
Having taken a well-deserved rest after the Open Championship where he finished tied 39th, the three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner is looking for an improved performance in what is to be his first WGC-Bridgestone Invitational appearance in five years.
“I took a week off before I play again as it’s important to keep fresh and keep the body strong. The scheduling is very important. I’m trying to cut it down a bit, trying to ensure I play the big tournaments on the Asian Tour as well and being out here. You have to plan well especially in the end of the year when there are big events. You have to cut down some events eventually,” said Thongchai.
Thongchai will be riding on a rich vein of form, having won his second title in Europe at the Nordea Masters in June and going on to enjoying two top-five finishes in Germany and France.
The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational represents another chance for Thongchai to put in a better showing as his last attempt in 2009 ended in a tied-60th finish while he was force to withdraw because of a sprained ankle in 2012.
He will be accompanied by 2010 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Noh Seung-yul of Korea and Asian Tour honorary member Ernie Els of South Africa and will tee off alongside Australia’s Matt Jones in the opening two rounds at  the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, which is the third World Golf Championship this year.
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