TOURNAMENT
REPORT

Panasonic SWING

NEW
India

Indonesia

Planned for December

Malaysia

Planned for February

Japan

Planned for 2018

2017 Thailand OPEN

The Thailand OPEN, which holds the same status as the country’s national golf championship, was held earlier this year as the first point-earning event of the five tournaments that make up the Panasonic SWING.

Thailand’s own Rattanon Wannasrichan, 21, took the lead on the first day and continued to protect it through day three, where he finished in first place at 21-under with 5 birdies and 1 bogey for a score of 67. Holding on to his lead and claiming the first victory of the Asian Tour, Wannasrichan was awarded 1800 points towards his Panasonic SWING score as well as the right to compete in the 2018 Panasonic OPEN in Japan, a privilege awarded as the highest placing Thai golfer.

Photo:Rattanon Wannasrichan

Dates: May 18 to 21, 2017
Location: Thai Country Club
Winner: Rattanon Wannasrichan

2017 Thailand Open
Rd 4 highlights

Rattanon Wannasrichan
interview

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2017 Panasonic OPEN INDIA

India is the stage for the second competition in the Panasonic SWING tournament series. With this year’s competition held at the Delhi Golf Club, Panasonic OPEN INDIA celebrated its 7th anniversary since first being held in 2011. Shiv Kapur, 35, who found himself tied for first at the end of the third day in his homeland of India, dominated the final day with five birdies and one bogey for a score of 68, taking him to a tournament win at 17-under-par. Kapur has also come out on top in the current Panasonic SWING rankings, adding 1800 points from his victory in India to the 865 (2nd place tie) he gained at May’s Thailand OPEN for a 1st place total of 2,665.
Of the 10 golfers making up the rankings down to the tie in 9th place, 9 hailed from India, making this year’s tournament especially exciting for the home crowd. Having emerged victorious as the highest ranking Indian player, Kapur has secured his right to compete in the 2018 Panasonic OPEN Japan.

Photo:Shiv Kapur Photo:Shiv Kapur

Dates: November 2 to 5, 2017
Location: Delhi Golf Club
Winner: Shiv Kapur

2017 Panasonic OPEN INDIA
Rd 3 highlights

2017 Panasonic OPEN INDIA
Rd 4 highlights

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Who is the top of the
Panasonic SWING Ranking now?