Thongchai's blog: Looking up to the skies

Tue 23 Apr 2013

Thongchai's blog: Looking up to the skies

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Seoul, April 23: Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee holds the honour of being the first Asian Tour player to win the Ballantine’s Championship in 2009.
It has been four years since his memorable victory in Jeju Island and while the venue of the prestigious €2,205,000 (Approximately US$2.8 million)  showpiece event has been switch to the Blackstone Golf Club near Seoul, the Thai ace is hopeful of another victory, provided the weather holds up.
By Thongchai Jaidee
A lot will have to depend on the weather this week.
When I won in Jeju Island, the weather was ‘killing’ me! It was so cold back then and I really hope for better weather conditions this week.
This golf course is different from Jeju. It’s hilly and the greens are very fast and slopy. The course is pretty much the same like last year. Nothing much has changed except for the position of a few holes.
I’m feeling recharged after coming back from a break.
I had to work on my putting as I was not putting well the last couple of weeks like in Chiangmai. (Thongchai finished tied-10th). I’ve been working on my putting since then,
I’ve been playing all over the world. But whether it’s in Asia or in Europe, it doesn’t really matter to me as long as the tournament is well organised like this week’s Ballantine’s Championship.
I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself. If I can win again, that’s good. But if I can’t, I’ll try harder in the next tournament.
In golf, you never know. There’re lots of ups and down but more importantly, you got to keep going even though the week may not be going well for you.
I know what it’s like as you got to stay patient as that win will eventually come.
Ends.