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Adrian Meronk aiming to build on ‘unbelievable’ Masters debut on return in Korea 

Adrian Meronk aiming to build on ‘unbelievable’ Masters debut on return in Korea 

Adrian Meronk is hoping the confidence he gained from his maiden Masters Tournament appearance will help him continue to improve as he tees it up at the Korea Championship Presented by Genesis.

The two-time DP World Tour winner made history as the first Polish player to compete at Augusta National Golf Club earlier this month, and despite missing the cut he took away plenty of positives. 

After a three-week break, he returns to action excited and with renewed belief as he begins the next stage of what has already been a successful season so far.  

“The Masters was an unbelievable experience,” he said.  

“My first time, so when I arrived on Sunday, I was like ‘wow’. It’s such a cool place, a special place. I enjoyed the week – wish it was a bit longer for me, but I’ll get it next time.

“A special week and probably one of the highlights of my career.  

“Playing with the best in the world (at the Masters) gives you confidence and belief in yourself that you can do it. Hopefully that will help me to get better, improve my world ranking.” 

Since his breakthrough DP World Tour title in Ireland midway through last year, Meronk has since added a second win in Australia in December and arrives in South Korea riding high in 12th on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex.  

Alongside his victory Down Under, the 29-year-old has also registered top-ten finishes in Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah and competed several times in the past two months on the PGA TOUR, registering a top-15 at the Honda Classic.

“The main idea (of playing a few weeks in the US) was just to get out there, get more comfortable with the environment, get used to the competition,” he reflected.  

“I enjoyed it. I was fortunate to get a couple of invites, played some big events in LA, Bay Hill. The courses were amazing.  

“I think it helped my confidence and my game to grow a little bit, and hopefully will help me in future.” 

This week sees Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea play host to the first event in South Korea for a decade and it is co-sanctioned with the Korea Professional Golfers' Association.

Like many DP World Tour regulars, Meronk is making his first trip to Korea but is already impressed by what he has seen both on and off the course.

“I really like to explore new countries, so happy to be here,” he said.

“Love the food, the people are super nice, the course is amazing. Very excited for the week.”

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