Steadfast, Yashas Chandra eager to improve on DGC Open stats

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Yashas Chandra had a T10 at last year's DGC Open, and the objective is to improve on that finish. Photo: PGTI

Yashas Chandra isn’t as wide-eyed like when he teed off at the inaugural DGC Open this time last year.

It has to be about the T10, his best finish on the Asian Tour, and the other, and more importantly, is his evolution as a player.

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That week at the Delhi Golf Club and subsequent weeks on the Asian Development Tour across South Asia have dispelled the notion about the difference in skill set of Indian golfers and those converging from all corners of Asia.


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“Now, it’s about the best man winning on that day, and not much about the level of golf,” said Yashas. It was his best golf that got him that strong finish last year, facilitated by solid ball striking despite some struggle around the greens.


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Another aspect that’s got added with experience the past 12 months is the ability to stay composed when the chips are down. “In big events like these, the cushion (for mistakes) is very less (compared to PGTI), hence staying calm even after a bad shot is critical,” said Yashas.