Thongchai at The Open

Black Mountain sponsored player Thongchai Jaidee finally put up some red numbers on the board with a solid final round of one-under-par 71 at The Open Championship.

The Thai star was even par heading into the final round after three consecutive even par rounds but he birdied the closing hole to end his campaign at the year’s third Major championship on a high note at Royal Liverpool.

By Thongchai Jaidee

“I played solid, holed a lot of short putts and had a good round.

I made a couple of long ones and had one chip-in birdie on 15. I probably played the best round of the week. It’s nice to finish one under par for the tournament. I enjoy playing on links course for sure.

It was amazing walking up to the 18th. With good weather like this, you can see the crowds are out here in numbers. Even when I walked up to the first hole, it was massive. Really unbelievable.

This tournament has the biggest crowds and I’d love to come back here. With the big grandstands, you feel proud to be playing in front of them. It’s fun.

I’m feeling a bit tired as I’ve played a lot of golf. I’ll stay in London for a week and then head over to the WGC and PGA before going home for a break. I need to be off for a week before I play again. I’ll probably not touch my clubs for four days. It’s important to keep fresh and keep the body strong.

The scheduling is very important. I’m trying to cut it down a bit, trying to ensure I play the big tournaments on the Asian Tour as well and being out here. You have to plan well especially in the end of the year when there are big events. You have to cut down some events eventually.”