This year’s SMBC Singapore Open champion Prayad Marksaeng, undeterred by playing alongside many of the game’s greatest ever players, recorded an impressive joint 11th place in the Senior PGA Championship in the United States at the weekend.
The 51-year-old fired rounds of 70, 69, 70 and 73 to finish six-under-par and earn a cheque for US$62,210. It was his first start of the season on the Champions Tour.
Germany’s Bernhard Langer won the event finishing 18 under par, while Vijay Singh from Fiji was second and Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez was tied third.
Thailand’s Prayad claimed Singapore’s national Open for the first time in January for his 10th victory on the Asian Tour, and his sixth success on the Japan Tour as the event is jointly sanctioned with the Japanese.