Filipino golfer Miguel Tabuena sets his sights on big international tournaments next year following his successful campaign in the Asian Tour recently.
“I will join more tournaments next year now that I am confident with my game,” Tabuena told The Manila Times.
Tabuena recently bagged the Philippine Open championship after firing a superb six-under-par 66.
The 21-year old Tabuena will kickoff his 2016 campaign by joining the Singapore Open slated on January 28. The tournament will be headlined by no less than world No. 1 American Jordan Spieth. Spieth holds the top post for already 14 weeks.
After the Singapore meet, Tabuena will vie for another title in the Malaysian Open in February then will spearhead the country’s campaign in the Philippine Golf Tour Leg in Morong, Bataan.
He will also join the Thailand Golf Classic and another tournament in India.
In 2015, Tabuena competed in 23 tournaments including 15 international events.
“I am joining big tournaments so I can earn more points and [I want to] maintain my momentum next year” said Tabuena.
In the International Golf Federation Olympics rankings, Tabuena is at 48th while compatriot Angelo Que is at 50th.
Jennifer Rosales, the lone Filipina in the rankings, is at 58th.
The Filipino golfers must maintain their respective Olympic rankings until July next year to secure a spot in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.