Shoot for the Stars

Asia’s reservoir of golfing talent continues to grow deeper with the exciting emergence of new and young rising stars

“I have waited five years for this win,” said Rattanon

Rattanon’s learning curve maintained its positive trend when he finished 60th on the Order of Merit, thanks to top-10s in the Shinhan Donghae Open in Korea and Venetian Macao Open to earn the last and final full Tour card for 2017.

Two top-five finishes in Bangladesh and Chinese Taipei early this season provided the prelude to his Thai Open triumph in which he raced to a glorious home win with his 21-under-par 263 aggregate after opening with a flying 62. He averaged only 24 putts per round that week.

“I have waited five years for this win. I am really proud of myself. I finally proved that I can do it,” said Rattanon. “I’m no longer afraid of anyone after the win. I’m feeling confident.”


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