Venetian Macau Open, title-sponsored by The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel for the
first time, welcomes back Chinese Taipei’s Chan Yih-shin as he returns to defend
his campaign with a total of 14-under-par 270 last year, Chan will be determined
to continue his winning ways at the Macau Golf and Country Club, a course he
loves, following an inconsistent year so far.
Chan remembers his Macau win well. He said, “That was a really great
win. I started the day with a double bogey but the turning point came when I
birdied 12, 13 and 14. It was brilliant to have won the way I did. My putter
really won the tournament for me. I putted so well for the whole week and it
came together on the last day.”
enjoying his career best year when he finished 14th on the 2011 Asian
Tour’s Order of Merit, 2012 has been a challenging year for the 35-year-old as
he missed 10 cuts from 11 starts this season.
haven’t been playing well and it is disappointing. I need to work harder on my
game and if the putter gets going, then I know I can contend again. My season
has been a mixed bag. There are days when I shoot under par and there are days
when I blow up. That’s been the story for me. It is really disappointing but I
have to work towards improving,” acknowledged Chan, who has accumulated only
US$1,171 this season which is a far cry from his haul of US$192,623 last
Macau Open, which takes place from October 11-14, is jointly organised by the
Macau Sport Development Board and Golf Association of Macau and sanctioned by
the Asian Tour. Since its inception in 1998, only Zhang Lian-wei, who is also
participating this year, has managed to win this prestigious title more than
once, having triumphed in 2001 and 2002. Chan is hoping to join Zhang as a
two-time winner and believes the key to a successful
defence at the Venetian Macau Open is on the greens.
“The Macau Golf and Country Club has very tricky greens. That’s why
you need a hot putter to get the round going. It won’t be easy defending my
title because I’m not in the best form but hopefully Macau will be the turning
point in my season.” He said.
Macau Open is a free entry event for golf fans to enjoy live professional golf.
All four rounds will be beamed live on the Asian Tour’s global television
platform which reaches over 200 nations and 650 million homes. For further
information on the tournament, please visit www.thevenetianmacauopen.com.
2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort
featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of
Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet
(111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a
15,000-seat CotaiArena designed for world-class sports events and electrifying
entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury
Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment;
more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO Clinic Health & Wellness; the
incredibly fun Qube indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes
Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a
official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads
the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members
while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour,
through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only
recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature
positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing
its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex
(Official Timekeeper), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Official Hotels and
Resorts), Abacus (Official Apparel Partner), Cityneon (Official Event Overlay
Partner), Inetol Headwear (Official Headwear Supplier), Singha Beer (Official
Beer), BlackBerry (Official Communications Partner) and Srixon (Official Ball).
The Asian Tour has offices in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.