Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee is ready to put up a fight against the best players from the Asian Tour and European Tour when the inaugural US$2 million True Thailand.
Classic presented by Black Mountain kicks off on Thursday. The Black Mountain sponsored star was dressed in his Muay Thai outfit earlier today, ready for battle at the richest golf tournament in Thailand.
He is looking forward to this week’s challenge and eager to put up a good performance on home soil.
By Thongchai Jaidee
I’ve been on the road for the past three weeks. While I’ve been playing consistently, I feel I
haven’t hit top form yet. This week’s tournament is a big one and I want to do my best and move up the world ranking
Thai players should do pretty well this week but a lot of it will come down to timing and
The course conditions are superb and the greens are very fast. I believe whoever putts well
this week will win this tournament.
This is a co-sanction event so there are many talented players from both European tour and Asian tour.
The course condition is superb this week. Greens are super fast. People who are good
putters have good chance of winning this tournament.
There is no rough here and it all will come down to shot placements. The long hitters can
reach all of the par 5s in two. They can even reach some with iron on the second shot. 13th and 18th will depend on the wind. If it is down wind then .there won’t be a problem to
reach those in two.
If you can hit good approach shots and put yourself on the right spots you will have good
chance of making putts.
The par-five are the scoring holes. Par-three are quite tough. Some par-four are difficult.
I think the difficult holes are 11, 12, 14 and 15.
Last week I had little problems with my short game. We will see this week. But this week the course condition is so much different. The course is in awesome condition this week. The greens are PGA tour standard.
I have been showing other players around promoting Thailand. I took Miguel and Thomas
out for dinner last night and there were very happy.
They said they would come back here again if they have a chance. The weather is so nice this week.