Thursday September 27, 2012
Bhullar plans winning tribute to stricken Wei-chih
TAIPEI: Gaganjeet Bhullar is plotting another winning tribute at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters for title-holder Lu Wei-chih, the Taiwanese who is recovering from brain surgery to remove a tumour.
Bhullar won his third Asian Tour title in Taiwan two weeks ago and dedicated the win to Wei-chih. He is now on the hunt for a unique double at the US$600,000 event starting today.
Wei-chih, who lives five minutes from the Taiwan Golf and Country Club, continues his rehabilitation and will not defend his title this week.
Local hero Lin Wen-tang, winner of the event in 2009, Chan Yih-shin, a two-time Asian Tour champion, Prom Meesawat of Thailand and the highly rated newcomer David Lipsky of the United States also feature.
Bhullar told the Asian Tour that he bumped into Wei-chih during a dinner recently and was delighted to see the three-time Tour winner on the road to recovery.
“He is walking and talking to everybody and seems to be recovering really fast,” said Bhullar.
“We have so many good memories with Wei-chih. He is such a good player and I think any winner this week will definitely dedicate this win to him.”
Wen-tang and Yih-shin, who have a combined total of seven Asian Tour victories, lead the home challenge. — AFP