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Meeting with inner self

other Updated: Mar 13, 2012 23:28 IST

Meditation, sports psychology and even an odd gadget made from plumbing equipment are helping some of Asia's top golfers as the increasingly competitive circuit heads to Cambodia this week.

Ahead of the $300,000 Cambodian Classic, India's Shiv Kapur has taken to meditating in the dark, walking round with his eyes shut and doing breathing exercises - to the extent that he has not practised for a week.

Big Thai Prom Meesawat has returned to his coach from junior days and has started seeing a specialist psychologist as he aims for his first victory in six years.

Some 30 winners and six of the Asian Tour's 10 top earners this year will tee off at Siem Reap's Angkor Golf Resort on Wednesday.

Kapur, whose lone Asian Tour victory was in 2005, recently attended a five-day meditation course as he searches for an innovative route back to winning ways. "The whole concept of doing that (meditation) was to get out of my own way and let things happen rather than forcing them to happen. I've not played golf in the past week or so but my mind is in a good place right now," he said.