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Golf: 'Old man' Thaworn takes honours at awards night

Published on Dec 17, 2012 5:35 PM

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant picked up a series of honours to go with his second Order of Merit title at the Asian Tour's Awards Night.

The veteran star, who turns 46 later this month, took the Players' Player of the Year and Special Achievement awards as well as the Birdie Leader Award on Sunday night in the southern Malaysian city of Johor Baru.

His haul of 346 birdies was achieved in a season which saw him lift three titles - the Queen's Cup in Thailand, Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters and Hero Indian Open - and four runner-up finishes.

"I'm really happy. I'm an old man already and the players still picked me as their Players' Player of the Year," Thaworn said in comments supplied by the organisers.

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