Thongchai eyes summit at Omega European Masters

Thu 27 Jun 2013

Thongchai eyes summit at Omega European Masters

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June 27: Three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand will be seeking his second win on European soil when he tees up at the Omega European Masters which will be held at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club from September 5-8.
The Thai ace holds 13 victories on the region's premier Tour and is also the first Thai golfer to earn his career breakthrough in Europe following his win in Wales last year.
Thongchai enjoyed a flying start to his 2013 campaign with three successive top-10s in South Africa and the Middle East earlier this year and continued to show why he is rated among the world's best players with his standout performance was at the Volvo World Match Play championship in May.
Thongchai, who is the only player to win three Asian Tour Order of Merit crowns, battled his way into the final before losing to Europe’s Ryder Cup star Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland.
He has also enjoyed three top-10s in six starts on the Asian Tour which is celebrating its 10th season in 2013.
Thongchai will face a stellar field that includes Denmark's Thomas Bjorn, Italy's Matteo Manassero as well as Scotland's Paul Lawrie and Richie Ramsay who will be returning to defend his title.
The Omega European Masters is the only tournament on European soil to be jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour since 2009.
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