Meesawat Blog: Double joy

Wed 16 Apr 2014

Meesawat Blog: Double joy

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By Prom Meesawat
It’s good to come back here again for the Maybank Malaysian Open. We’ve played on this course many times and each time we’re back, it is still not an easy course to play. The “Amen Corner”, 11, 12 and 13, are tough holes and you need to find the fairways there. I’ll try to enjoy the golf this week.
The game is feeling steady from tee to green, I’m just trying to work on my putting a bit. I feel confident with my game right now. I’ll need to stay with my game plan, hit greens and hope to make some putts.
I played in a local event last week and made only one double bogey and one bogey which shows my game is pretty consistent now. The course here is an advantage for long hitters, you have to hit a carry of 270 yards on some holes and the par fives are reachable for the long hitters. You can get into trouble easily on this course but I think the rough is down a bit this year. Hopefully I can have a good week.
Every time I see a Thai player winning, I feel very proud. We are showing that we have good golfers despite our country being small. It’s very special when Thais win a tournament, especially so when Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the Maybank Malaysian Open last year.
I think this week, there’s a good chance for another Thai player to win here. Prayad Marksaeng is in good form and Thongchai Jaidee made the cut in the Masters and he is in good form. Kiradech is struggling a bit but he always plays good on this course. I’m going to try my best to be at the top of the leaderboard.
Two weeks before last year’s Malaysian Open, we were playing in India and back then, I had my European Tour card.  Kiradech said he would try to follow me and get his card through the co-sanctioned tournaments. Then, he goes on to win the Malaysian Open to get a three-year exemption and I’ve got only one year! His success on Tour was very quick. Now, I’ve got to get back my card in Europe for next year so that we can play together in Europe.
We’ve been planning to have a baby since last year. I’ve tried to keep it quiet but it’s now eight weeks and we’re lucky that we’re expecting twins. I’m trying to take care of my wife and telling her to slow down on everything in the first three months of the pregnancy. It’s a very special time for me. Of course I have to work harder now! With twins, I’ve got to earn double ... I’ve got to work very hard and play in tournaments every week.
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