My Win­ning Re­flec­tion

Todd Sin­nott en­tered the Leopalace21 Myan­mar Open as a rookie but left as an Asian Tour cham­pion


The tal­ented Aus­tralian se­cured a con­vinc­ing three-shot vic­tory af­ter fir­ing a flaw­less six-un­der-par 65 for a win­ning to­tal of 14-un­der-par 270 at the event sanc­tioned by the Asian Tour and Ja­pan Golf Tour. Af­ter hit­ting six balls into the wa­ter in the open­ing two rounds, Sin­nott had to fight tooth-and­nail to make the half­way cut. He moved from 40th po­si­tion to tied fourth af­ter the third day and cruised to vic­tory thanks to six birdies in the fi­nal round. Read to find out what he has to say in this lat­est col­umn of My Win­ning Re­flec­tion.

“It is fan­tas­tic to get my first win as a pro­fes­sional.

I’m proud and ex­cited to get that first win. Look­ing back at the Leopalace21 Myan­mar Open, I’m very proud with the way I played in the fi­nal round.

I was three-over in the tour­na­ment with eight holes to go in the sec­ond round. I birdied two holes and ea­gled one so I was four-un­der and I man­aged to make the half­way cut af­ter hit­ting six balls into the wa­ter in the first two rounds!

You need to be on the fairways all

the time to at­tack the greens. I can hit it a lot higher than most of the guys out here and put the spin on the ball. I knew I could shoot a cou­ple of low num­bers dur­ing the week­end but I didn’t think I would win.

On the fi­nal day, I birdied two holes in a row on 13 and 14. When I did that, I knew that if I fin­ished strongly I would have a good chance at win­ning. I knew where I was the whole day and knew what I had to do to get up with the lead­ers and keep push­ing on. I was re­ally fo­cussed the whole day to try and shoot the low­est score that I could shoot.

The Leopalace21 Myan­mar Open was my sec­ond Asian Tour tour­na­ment af­ter Qual­i­fy­ing School where I shot 10-un­der in the last round and lost in a play-off.

That was huge for me to shoot that num­ber and gave me a lot of con­fi­dence in Myan­mar.

The main ob­jec­tive dur­ing that week (Qual­i­fy­ing School) was to get my card but I was dis­ap­pointed not to win af­ter com­ing close. Los­ing at Qual­i­fy­ing School hurt a lit­tle bit but it proved that I can shoot a low num­ber on the last day.

I turned pro­fes­sional in Fe­bru­ary, 2015 and in the last cou­ple of years I haven’t had enough of events to play in the year. It was frus­trat­ing be­cause I couldn’t get any­thing go­ing but now I have three Tours to choose from!

One of the goals for me af­ter get­ting my Asian Tour card is to get into the CIMB Classic. I know Cameron Smith a cou­ple of years came through the Asian Tour and did well there (CIMB Classic) and within 12 months he is play­ing on the PGA Tour.

This win gives me the op­por­tu­nity to aim for that goal. Wish me luck!“

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