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With 2014 coming to an end, The New Paper on Sunday looks back at the biggest news stories in the past year. Today, we look at the stories that shook the month of September
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United star revelling in attacking midfield role
Lewis appointed Delta Ambassador
James leads Cavaliers over Magic
Stricker has back surgery
Blushes for Rory
When Mardan almost gave up golf
Manila Masters victory was turnaround for Singapore No. 1
He was contemplating giving up the game last month after going through a bad spell in golf tournaments, especially on the Asian Tour.
At 47, and having been a professional for 20 years, Mardan Mamat thought that he did not have it in him any more to continue on the challenging Tours and go through a rigorous training schedule.
But he found a new lease of life after the victory in the Resorts World Manila Masters, which also boosted his earnings by US$180,000 ($234,000) and finally settled him on 12th spot on the Asian Tour Order of Merit.
“I was really having a tough time,” said Mardan, who returned from holidaying in Dubai on Friday.
“If one aspect of my game worked, another would give way.
“I was feeling disappointed and dejected. Thoughts of packing it in often came to my mind.
“But when I put the pieces together and registered a comfortable win in Manila, I rediscovered myself, a week after thinking of chucking it all up."
Read the full report in our print edition on Dec 28.
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