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Pictured at the press conference on Tuesday, from left Defending Macau Open champion Pavit Tangkamolprasert, Josh Burack, CEO of Asian Tour, Mr Pun Weng Kun, President of Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government, Mr Charles Lo, President of the Golf Association of Macau, and 2001 and 2002 winner Zhang Lianwei.
Macau Open golf championship up next for Asian Tour


17 Oct 2017

Macau, China, October 17, 2017: Thai hotshot Pavit Tangkamolprasert is hoping to uphold his late King's honour with a successful title defence at the Macau Open golf championship which starts on Thursday.


The 28-year-old Pavit enjoyed the best victory of his career at the Macau Golf and Country Club 12 months ago, defeating Indian star Anirban Lahiri on the first play-off hole for his breakthrough win on the region’s premier Asian Tour.


Pavit, also a proud graduate of the Asian Development Tour, is hoping to repeat that win for his late King at the US$500,000 full-field Asian Tour event, as his country prepares for the royal funeral which will take place next week.


Speaking at a meet-the-players press conference, Pavit said: “It’s great to be back here in Macau. It has been exactly a year since the late Thai king passed away. We continue to mourn him back home in Thailand as we prepare for his funeral later this month. I believe he will continue to watch over us from above.


“The memories from my win last year are still vivid in my mind. Last year we were mourning the death of our King and this week it feels the same again as we are preparing for his funeral. People are wearing black again in Thailand.”


The four-day tournament is jointly organised by Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government and the Golf Association of Macau. It is sanctioned by the Asian Tour, and promoted by IMG.


Entry to the 2017 Macao Open is free. For more information, please visit www.themacaoopen.com.

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