Date: April 26, 2007

Webber looks to repeat

Australian golfer Kane Webber kicked off his Asian Tour career in fine form last year when he won the Macau Open, but his form has dropped off since and he has just one top 10 finish so far this year. Webber will look to recapture his form of early last year when he returns to the course at Macau to defend his title against a strong field on May 17. “The win (at Macau last season) has not only given me the security of knowing that I have an exemption on the Asian Tour but it also proved that I can win out here (in Asia) against the top players in the region,” Webber said. “However, it&aposs been a big let down since my win. I haven&apost played well at all. I&aposve been struggling with my driving which is my main problem as I haven&apost hit enough fairways. If I can&apost hit the fairways and have trouble reaching the greens at this level, it&aposll be tough to score.” The 26-year-old admitted that he will need to rediscover his focus and drive if he is to again be competitive in Asia. “I became a little relaxed after my win, and for two months, I didn&apost work as hard as I did previously,” he said. “I developed some bad habits during that time and I&aposm still trying to get rid of it. What I&aposve learnt is that once the winning week is over, you&aposve got to get back into gear and get going again. That&aposs the mental aspect of the game that I&aposve learnt.” “I really enjoyed playing at the Macau Golf and Country Club and we shall see how my game comes around this year but I will try my best to defend my title. I hope the Macau Open will rejuvenate my form.”