Monday, October 31, 2011

Tom Lewis flying high ahead of Johor Open

Posted by Admin On 10:43 AM

Tom Lewis' remarkable win at the recent Portugal Masters makes him a thrilling player to watch at the Iskandar Johor Open 2011. Lewis, 20, chalked up his maiden expert win at the Portugal Masters in only his third expert appearance, equaling the record for fastest professional title win at three and better Tiger Woods' who won in his fifth and Rory Mcllroy who capture his first title at the 38th time of asking.
I didn't expect my first win to come this soon at all,said Lewis who birdied five of his last seven holes to take the title by two strokes.It's very much a relief not to have to go to the Tour School at the end of the year.
With the win, the Englishman secured his European Tour card for the next two years, leapt 455 places on the bureaucrat World Golf Rankings to 166th and also jumps to third place on The Ryder Cup points table, as well as entering the all-important top 60 of The Race to Dubai.
I've not thought about the money - I was thinking about charming,Lewis said of his incredible week where he had 22 birdies and only one bogey in the last 52 holes.I've got a long way to go. I'm nowhere near the player I want to be, so I'll put this win at the back me at the end of the year and start fresh next year.
Lewis burst onto the world stage at The Open finals last July when he shot an opening round 65 to take the lead, becoming the first unpaid in more than 40 years to accomplish such a feat. He eventually completed in a tie for 30th and was award the Silver Medal for low amateur. Lewis then played a part in the victorious Great Britain Ireland Walker Cup side before amalgamation the specialized ranks, producing a top-ten finish in his first event at the Austrian Golf Open and making the cut at the Alfred Dunhill Links contest.
On the back of such meteoric rise, Lewis may even be worth a few punts to clinch the US$2 million finals when he tees it up at Horizon Hills Golf Country Club this November 17 to 20, where he will be coating up against some of the more recognized golfing stars.
It will be exciting to compete against such a strong field at the Iskandar Johor Open. This will be the first time for me in Malaysia and I'm looking forward to opposing there, practice the culture, meeting new people and building on a successful season,said Lewis.
The fifth journal of the Iskandar Johor Open this year boasts a stellar field - with multiple major winner, Padraig Harrington, suspicious his title against big names counting eight-time Europe's Number One, Colin Montgomerie. Other big names include - Camilo Villegas, Anthony Kim, Henrik Stenson and Thongchai Jaidee.


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