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PROM PLANS MAJOR RAID AT BRITISH OPEN

 

Kuala Lumpur: Thailand’s Prom Meesawat believes he has hit top form at the right time as he bids to shine among the world’s best players at the British Open next month.

The 26-year-old is confident his recent surge of form will spill over at the year’s third Major staged at the Royal St. George’s Golf Club from July 14 to 17.

Prom qualified for the British Open by winning the International Final Qualifying Asia on home soil in February and is relishing the opportunity of making his Major debut. 

“My friends have been encouraging me all along when my form wasn’t good. It’s a good comeback for me and a good feeling. To qualify for the oldest Major, it’s an amazing feeling,” said Prom, who has won once on the Asian Tour.

He has been a man on a mission this season as he brushed aside past injury woes with four straight top-10s and a victory on the domestic front.

He credited his return to form to mind guru Dr. Pichit Namuangpo, who also works with Thailand’s world famous boxers, and he is hopeful his game will soon reach the peak of its potential.

“I’m very happy with my game. Things are getting better. I’m still working with my coach and sports psychologist to keep my form good as it has been in the past two or three months. Last month, my putting was very good. When my driver is good, I will have more confidence,” said Prom.

Prom, nicknamed the Big Dolphin due to his burly physique and because he hails from the coastal town of Hua Hin, said last week’s Queen’s Cup held at the challenging Santiburi Samui Country Club has better prepared him for his Major challenge.

“I learned a lot and practised in the wind last week which I’ll need for the British Open next month. It’ll give me more confidence and it was a good test for me,” said the Thai.

Prom will be joined by Japanese Tetsuji Hiratsuka, Lam Chih Bing of Singapore and Jason Knutzon of the United States, who claimed the last three tickets to the British Open in the International Final Qualifying Asia.

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