Welcome back to the 22nd edition of Cambodia Golf Today, the leading golf magazine in the Kingdom of Cambodia.
The second major of the year is just around the corner. The U.S. Open this year will be returning back to Shinnecock Hills for the fifth time, though we will be looking at a different golf course from the last time that the event was staged there in 2004 as the historic course went through some major (pun intended) renovations in preparation for the 118th U.S. Open. As always, the world’s greatest players will be facing off against each other in a battle for supremacy with some of the favorites to win include Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Ricky Fowler and Justin Day. Personally, we would love to see Phil Mickelson hoist up the trophy and complete the career grand slam. Lefty has been runner-up six times already, so it’s about time that he adds the U.S. Open title to his résumé.
Speaking of the majors, Cambodia’s most prestigious event, the Angkor Amateur Open, is just only two months away. This year will mark the 10th edition of the event and from what we’ve heard, there will be some new exciting additions which includes entertainment from world-renowned golf trick show maestro David Edward. We are looking forward to the celebration and some great Cambodian golf action on the course.
With the SEA Games set to be hosted by Cambodia just only five years away in 2023, preparations are already set in motion to find the next generation of national team members. Currently, the national youth team of Cambodia is being coached by Cambodian-French PGA Teaching Pro, Bonnarinth Chan (Bona). We recently met up with him and the official six members of the national youth team to discuss their training progress and to introduce them all to you. During our visit, we saw that the team has a lot of potential. Read the article inside to find out more.
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Until next time, keep driving straight!