2016 Singapore Open champion Younghan Song produced a valiant defence of his title this week, but came up just one shot short, in a dramatic finish at the stunning Sentosa Golf Club.
Needing a birdie on the last to force a playoff, Song’s 20 foot effort came agonizingly close, but in the end he had to settle for a tied second place, behind 50 year old Thai Prayad Marksaeng.
When Song has time to reflect on this week, he will be very pleased with his performance. 2017 is going to be a big year for him and this is an impressive start, as he continues to produce the form that has seen him consistently move up the world rankings throughout 2016.
Song was one of the lucky four to qualify for this years Open, which is a pretty decent consolation prize, and will be the first time he gets to play this Major.
However, there’s no rest for Song now, as he makes his way to Yangon for the upcoming Myanmar Open, along with the other 18 Koreans who competed this week in Singapore.
A tied 6th place finish for Sanghyun Park will also be a very satisfying start to 2017, after he picked up victories on both the KPGA and Japan Tour last year.
Kyung Nam Kang (T- 12th) and Changwoo Lee (T-18th) were the next best placed Koreans, in a tournament that featured world no. 7 Adam Scott and no. 14 Sergio Garcia, who both failed to live up to expectations.
Next weeks Myanmar Open will once again be co-sanctioned between the Asian Tour and Japan Tour.
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