Atwal looks for second title of the season at Singapore Open

Arjun Atwal wants to sort out some technical issues before chasing his second title of the season.

Updated: Nov 11, 2010, 00:21 AM IST

Singapore: Indian golfer Arjun Atwal wants to sort out some technical issues before chasing his second title of the season at the Barclays Singapore Open starting here on Thursday .

A former Asian Tour number one, Atwal became the first Indian to win on the PGA Tour with his victory at the Wyndham Championship in August.

The Orlando-based Indian missed only two cuts on the US PGA Tour this season, one of which was the US Open but the last week saw him sign off tied 48th in the WGC - HSBC
Champions.

"I`m looking forward to it. I always loved Singapore because it is a beautiful city. I`ve played on this golf course once and it is a great challenge", Atwal said.
"I was actually playing pretty well this year. I missed only two tournaments this year by one shot and one of it was the US Open. I was in contention a few times with two other
top-10s.

"I haven`t played all that well the last two weeks and have a couple of technical issues which I have to sort out," he said.

Asked about what specific changes he intends to make, Atwal said there are some issues related to the alignment which needs attention.
"This is my fourth week in a row after Vegas and when you`re playing that much, I don`t really practise so there`s a few issues like alignment that crept in but I`ll probably get that sorted out by Thursday ," he said.

Atwal, who topped the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2003 before furthering his career in the United States, had lost his PGA card in July but the Indian regained the card after a
dramatic win at the Wyndham Championship in August.

"I`ve been playing consistently in the United States for the whole year under a medical exemption and had limited starts to get the job done (secure his PGA Tour card) but as
you guys know, I qualified on Monday and won. That was a little bit more special for me just to go through all the rigors of Monday qualifying and getting the job done," he said.

PTI