Vincent targeting back-to-back Asian Tour International Series titles in Singapore

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Scott Vincent (right) and his young brother Kieran pose for a photograph during an official practice round on Tuesday August 9, 2002 ahead of the US$ 1.5 million International Series Singapore at Tanah Merah Country Club (Tampines Course) August 11-14, 2022. Picture by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour.

Zimbabwe’s Scott Vincent will be aiming for back-to-back International Series wins on the Asian Tour when he tees off in this week’s US$ 1.5 million International Series Singapore on the Tampines Course at the Tanah Merah Country Club on Thursday.

The Singapore event is the first of two back-to-back tournaments, with the International Series Korea event taking place next week on the Lotte SkyHill course on Jeju Island from August 18-21. Both events offer US$1.5m in prize money.

Vincent said he was delighted to be back in Singapore, to catch up with old friends and give himself another chance of success.

He said: “I haven’t been here for about two years, and I love coming here, it is good to come here and spend some time with some very close friends. Every week is an opportunity, a chance for me to get better and go through my routines and my daily goals, and that’s how I treat every week. I visualise winning – ultimately that is out of my control, so I just have to focus on doing my best.”

The 30-year-old golf star will be making his first appearance on the Asian Tour since his one-shot victory in the $ 2 million event at Slaley Hall in England in June which came a week after he had won the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour on May 29

Since his back-to-back wins, Vincent has been a regular feature in the star-studded LIV Golf Invitational Series.

Last week he returned to the Japan Golf Tour, where he sealed a solid seventh-place finish in the Japan PGA Championship.

Scott Vincent poses for a picture with his wife Kelsey and daughter Zoe on the sidelines of last week’s Japan PGA Championship

The participation in the Japan PGA Championship also gave Vincent an opportunity to spend more time with his family while also preparing for his KBC Augusta title defence in two weeks.

“The idea is to get comfortable with those uncomfortable shots. The key is to be very patient, stick to the game plan, and try to continue executing the shots that I see. I just want to keep practising over the next two weeks and get ready for the KBC,” said the three-time Japan Golf Tour winner.

Vincent’s return to Japan last week was certainly extra special as he had his three-month-old daughter Zoe watching him in action.

“It’s great to have family here supporting me this week. It’s always good to have my wife (Kelsey, who used to caddie for him) around, but having Zoe with us in Japan for the first time is a lot more fun for us,” he said.

 

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