Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung hopes that being on ‘holiday mode’ will help produce a grandstand finish at this week’s Thailand Golf Championship following a spate of recent near-misses.
“I hope this would finally be my week. But I’m telling myself to take it easy and treat this week like I’m on a holiday. This way, there will be less pressure on myself and I can play my best especially with the form I’m in,” said Fung.
It has been the case of so n yet so far for the Malaysian since his title charge in Singapore where he came agonizingly close to his Asian Tour breakthrough only to settle for second place last month. Fung was also in contention during the early rounds of tournament in Manila and finished tied for 12th in Vietnam last week.
“I think what helped recently was my state of mind. I started playing with a more relaxed attitude and was enjoying my game without all the stress.
“Before that, I guess I pushed myself too hard as I was trying very hard to keep my card for next year. It didn’t really work out and I thought maybe it’s best I change my mindset,” said Fung, who missed the cut on five occasions in 10 starts prior to his revival in Singapore.
The fifth edition of the Thailand Golf Championship will welcome more than 15 of the world’s top-200 players including Major champions such as Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer, Y.E. Yang and Darren Clarke.