Bengaluru, 08 Aug 2018

Player Quotes - TAKE Solutions Masters press conference

This is what some of the pre-tournament favourites said at the press conference of the TAKE Solutions Masters 2018.

Poom Saksansin (Thailand)

I had a good finish last week so I am feeling more confident with my game. It was really windy in Fiji last week but luckily the greens were softer that’s why I was able to score. I am very proud with my result last week. It shows that I can play well in windy conditions.

I am excited to be back here to defend my title this week. This is a very tight golf course. I just hope my driver will be good. I hope I can defend my title but my first goal is to make the cut first. I hope to put myself in contention again but I don’t want to think about that yet.

I will just try and make the cut first. I got in to Bengaluru late last night. I went back home for a day just to see my mother. I am feeling pretty tired now but I am looking forward to tomorrow. I hope I can continue to hit the ball good and putt well.

The course seems pretty different from last year. It’s been raining and it seems like you’re hitting shorter out there. Some holes are playing long for me. I think my game is good right now. My putting is in good shape.

Tee shots will be the key this week as there are a few narrow holes out there. Putting is important too. I only remember I won here last year, can’t remember anything else but I feel very good to be back here again.

S.S.P. Chawrasia (India)

The course is a little bit wet today but conditions wise, it’s excellent. The game’s feeling alright. I played good in the pro-am tournament today so I hope to continue that good form over the next few days.

This is my sponsor’s event. I am very excited. TAKE Soutions has been supporting me for many years and they have helped a lot of other players as well. I haven’t been playing well for the last couple of weeks so this week will be a good event for me to get my game back on track and build on my confidence.

I have been working on my putting. I think I’m not practicing good enough so that’s why I am struggling. I have played many events here so I am pretty familiar with this course and although I have never won here before, I have had a lot of top-10 finishes here.

There are a couple of narrow holes out there but also a couple of wide holes. It’s a good mixture. Putting will be the key to score this week. We know the Bengaluru greens are tricky so everyone is working on their putting this week.

Khalin Joshi (India)

I have a bunch of good memories out here but the one that stands out the most is my last amateur event here. I shot a course record 62. That’s one of the fondest memories I have out here. Hopefully I can repeat that again this week or make it even better.

I am looking for my maiden Asian Tour victory this week. Hopefully I can do it on my home course here. There’s no other better venue than this for me. This is my home tournament as well. It would mean the world to me if I can win this week because I’m sponsored by TAKE Solutions as well.

First victory at this golf club and at this tournament, it’s going to mean everything to me. I am going to put in my heart for this week and hopefully I can be victorious on Sunday.

Scott Vincent (Zimbabwe)

I played in Fiji last week after taking a short break. The game felt a bit rusty there but I’m happy to play four rounds. Obviously hoping to play four more here in Bengaluru. I have high expectations this week, some are self-imposed while some from the outside.

But it’s good to have those high expectations of yourself. I’m looking forward to this week and looking forward to the challenges ahead. The course is in good shape. It’s a little wet with the rain today but apart from that, everything looks good.

The game’s not great at the moment but I’ll do some practice later and hopefully find something for the next few days. It’s my first time in Bengaluru. It’s been good so far. The course is good and where we’re staying is good too.

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