Thongchai continues comeback at WGC-HSBC Champions
Shanghai – Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee continued his resurgence at the $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions by carding a third round four-under-par 68 to take a share of 28th place at the Sheshan International Golf Club here Saturday.
Thongchai, who holds an unprecedented three Asian Tour Order of Merit titles, was staring at the possibility of a poor finish after he struggled with an opening 76. However, two matching 68s brought back renewed hope and vigour as he continued his comeback trail.
“I drove the ball very well today. I managed to hit a lot of fairways except on the ninth. I was trying to go for the greens but it went into the bunker and I made a bogey there. Then on the 13th, I three-putted and made another bogey there. But other than that it was a good round,” said Thongchai, who marked his card with six birdies and two bogeys for a three-day total of four-under-par 212.
With 14 shots separating him and third round American leader Dustin Johnson, the 13-time Asian Tour winner is realistic about his chances at the year’s final World Golf Championship.
“I’ve to play catch up tomorrow but the gap is very wide. Hopefully I can continue to take my chances and it’ll be a better day tomorrow,” said Thongchai.