Tabuena upbeat, ready for PGT restart

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    FORMER Order of Merit winner Miguel Tabuena can’t wait to get going for the resumption of the Philippine Golf Tour resumption, and so does the rest of the men of the tour, guaranteeing a spirited chase for top honors when the first of two PGT tournaments during the pandemic gets going on Nov. 17 at Riviera’s Couples course in Silang, Cavite.

    Although the pros have been out of competitive play the last eight months due to the global health crisis, majority, if not all, stayed in game shape by being creative while self-isolating and some pushed themselves at various ranges as swing coaches.

    “I’ve tried my best to stay in shape and prepare physically and mentally for the resumption of the tour. I hope the work that I have put pays off,” said Tabuena, 26, who dominated the PGT field in 2015 before moving overseas to campaign, rejoining the local circuit in between breaks.

    The two-time Philippine Open champ has committed to play in the two bubble tournaments marking the restart of the local circuit with the same resolve that has marked his rise to fame and anchored his 11 victories since he broke into the pro ranks in 2011.

    “My goal is always to win,” he said. “Many times I have come up short but that’s always the goal (win).

    “I know I’ve prepared well and been responsible with my body and game despite the long break, so I know I’m in good condition.”