Padraig Harrington won the Indonesian Open, on the Asian Tour, in Jakarta.
Padraig and Thailand’s Thanyakon Khrongpha were both headed down the 18th of the Damai Indah Golf, PIK course, all square at 16-under par, but both of them found trouble off the tee. Padraig got up and down for par, while Thanyakon carded a double bogey, giving Padraig a two shot winning margin, his first win first since he lifted the 2010 Johor Open;
“I had a bad break on the 18th hole when I hit my tee shot and it rolled to the edge of the hazard.”
“I was about to chip my ball sideways to the fairway but when Thanyakon hit it into the water, there was no point to take a chance. So I went back to the fairway and hit my six iron for my best shot of the week.”
“I hit a few bad shots earlier on and I hit a careless shot on the seventh hole. The biggest thing for me at that stage was that I was really praying for a rain delay. My momentum was gone but Thanyakon was flying and he didn’t miss a shot.”
“It was very unlucky for Thanyakon because of that rain delay. It was unfortunate but he can be very proud with how he played all the way through. He is really impressive. He looks like a player to watch for in the future.”
“Winning is a good habit to have. It gives you a lot of confidence and I need that confidence.”
“I didn’t start too well but I came through and I got the win. This win brings a lot of confidence to my game and hopefully it will show up next year.”
A two hour rain delay interrupted the proceedings and it seemed to effect Thanyakon more, he finished with -14 under par total;
“It was a great final round from me but I was under so much pressure on the last hole.”
“I’m still happy with how I played. The rain delay stopped my momentum. It wasn’t good. The pressure made me scared.”
Nathan Holman captured third place with a -13 under par tournament total.