Old Still Very Much Gold

Nothing, it seems, cease to amaze these days on the Asian Tour

Todd Sinnot became the second quickest player to earn an Asian Tour victory straight out from Qualifying School when he took only two events to hoist a trophy at the Leopalace21 Myanmar Open

Three tournaments into the new 2017 season, wonderful storylines have emerged to provide the “wow” factor that only bodes well for the region’s governing body for the professional game.

From veteran star Prayad Marksaeng winning the SMBC Singapore Open at the ripe age of 50 years and 357 days to rookie Todd Sinnott coming through in his second start and Jazz Janewattananond overcoming the despair of losing his Tour card to becoming a champion, the action on the fairways has been fast, furious and fulfilling.

Outside the ropes, the Asian Tour made landmark announcements where it will become a tri-sanction partner of the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth and Fiji International this season alongside with the European Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia while an agreement was reached with organisers of the New Zealand Open as well which will see the Tour breaking new ground.

While modern day golf has seen, the young guns blazing the trail by dominating the scene in recent times, sweet-swinging Prayad proved that old was still very much gold as he claimed a popular triumph in Singapore to become the second oldest Tour winner.