Thaworn looking to end season in style


Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant is looking forward to bring the curtain down on his memorable year with a win at the US$2 million Iskandar Johor Open. The 15-time Asian Tour winner knows it will not be a stroll in the park as he chases his fourth Tour victory this year at the Asian Tour season-ending event which will tee off at the Horizon Hills Golf and Country Club on Thursday A strong international field that includes world number 20 Sergio Garcia of Spain, reigning British Open champion Ernie Els of South Africa as well as a host of Asian Tour stars can still put a dent on Thaworn’s title and merit aspirations. “It’s a crucial week but the most important thing is to stay focus and handle the pressure well. I believe I can do it,” said Thaworn, who holds the world record of lowest number of putts recorded in a tournament after making 91 putts over four rounds at the King’s Cup held on home soil a fortnight ago.
Australia’s Marcus Fraser, South Africa’s Jbe Kruger, India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar, Japan’s Masanori Kobayashi and Thailand’s Prom Meesawat are still in the running for the prestigious Merit crown and are expected to bring the race down the wire this week.
“As I look back on the year, I’m happy that I’ve won three times. All three wins were very memorable and I can’t say which win was the best. But if you ask me what the highlight of the year is, I hope it would be winning the Order of Merit as that would really mean a fantastic year for me,” said Thaworn.