Sentosa, Singapore, March 18: The COVID-19 virus pandemic may have left a void and starved many of their golfing action on the fairways. But while waiting for the season and normalcy to resume, we look back at some of the best quotes heard so far this season.
“Scott (Vincent) and I grew up together and I have heard a lot of good things from him about the Asian Tour. I have been trying to get on the Asian Tour for three times now. It’s my third time so I hope to be third time lucky!” Zimbabwean Benjamin Follett-smith finally got what he wished as he secured his Tour card in his third attempt by topping the class at Qualifying School.
“There are three things which we don’t want to be doing on the golf course, panic, don’t panic and don’t panic.” – World number 16 Tony Finau on his mantra to his rise on the world stage ahead of the Hong Kong Open where he finished in fifth place.
“I’m awfully proud of being able to bounce back from adversity and being able to not let hard things get the best of me.” – American Matt Kuchar on his mental fortitude as he overcame a calamitous triple-bogey on the seventh hole by charging back with three birdies in his back-nine to win the SMBC Singapore Open.
“I’ve never been to a golf tournament where I’m always taking out my phone to take pictures. But I’m doing it all the time here.” – Joohyung Kim in awe of the majestic views the New Zealand Open had to offer.
“It’s just amazing where I am right now.” – Trevor Simsby on his breakthrough after winning the Bandar Malaysia Open which made its return to the Asian Tour schedule after a four-year hiatus.