Thongchai at The Open: I can win in any weather conditions
Black Mountain sponsored player Thongchai Jaidee is feeling good ahead of this week’s The Open Championship where he will play in the first two rounds alongside Miguel Angel Jimenez and Bill Haas.
The Thai superstar won his second title on European soil last month and enters the year’s third Major tournament with high confidence. Currently ranked 34th in the world, Thongchai will be hoping to improve on his joint 13th result in Turnberry in 2009.
By Thongchai Jaidee:
“The feeling is good. I’m feeling confident after winning in Sweden (last month) and finishing top five in Germany and France. Everything comes up when you have confidence. I’m putting well, driving well and hitting my irons good.
I’ve been working hard with my coach Peter Wolfenstetter this year and my game is feeling good.
The course is playing hard and the weather is always the main thing. If the weather is good, it will be easy. But on links courses, you must expect anything. You have to know exactly what you want to do on a links course. The wind or rain will just come and you have to adjust and have a strong mind. That would be very important. You have to be mentally ready for any weather.
The good thing is I have won in bad weather … in Korea and Wales before. I’ve also learned so many things playing in in the UK for over 10 years now. I’m not scared of rain or bad weather.
For me, my life now is more than enough. It’s been a fantastic year. I’m not sure if it will get better but I will keep trying. If possible, I want to keep going higher in the world ranking. If I can get into the top-10, I would like that.
You can’t expect anything in a Major. The important thing is to hit it one shot at a time. You can’t expect to be on the leaderboard. I just want to play my own game.”