It’s hard to believe that Younghan Song only has one professional victory to his name. With 9 runner up finishes, 5 third places and 22 top tens since 2012, many would argue that Song is Korea’s most consistent golfer; they would be correct. He has had more top ten finishes than missed cuts in his career to date; not too many golfers can say that.
Song has finished T-3rd and T-4th in the past two weeks, but he has struggled to get himself over the line since winning the Singapore Open last year. Does he have a strong enough competitive edge to grab that elusive second victory? There’s no doubt that he is one of the nicest players on Tour (personality wise), but one wonders if that is a hindrance when it comes down to the crunch on Sunday afternoon.
Most Koreans possess a very competitive attitude no matter what they are trying to achieve. Song needs to do the same, he needs to stop being Mr. Nice Guy on the course and find more of that fighting spirit he showed leading up to last year’s victory.
When (and it will happen) Song wins again, he will win for the third time shortly afterwards. That’s the way golf works, sometimes…he may just claim back to back wins in Nagoya, but lets wait and see…
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