Asia. Not the Asian circuit per se but the whole of Asia, which may have set a new standard for being the Ground Zero of professional golf this past week. Consider that the PGA Tour (in its unofficial co-sanctioning capacity with the Asian Tour) was in Malaysia for the CIMB Classic, the European Tour was playing its inaugural BMW Masters in Shanghei, China, the LPGA was in Taiwan for the Sunrise Championship and the LET was in China for the Suzhou Taihu Open. Toss in domestic Japan Tour and JLPGA events and the game’s six largest tours (by gender) were all encamped in a single corner of the world simultaneously – an uncommon occurrence to say the least……………Nick Watney, who closed with a career-best 61 to win the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, nipping Robert Garrigus and defending champion Bo Van Pelt by one. Though only an official triumph on the Asian Tour, the win is the second of 2012 for Watney who started the year somewhat slowly before winning The Barclay’s in late August. Also knocking on the door of relevance (again) was Tiger Woods, who crept within two of the lead on Saturday before three bogeys and a double in a six-hole back nine stretch lowered his colors. A fine closing 63 saw him home in a tie for 4th - but the pattern continues……………Suzann Pettersen, who has saved her best golf of 2012 for the LPGA’s late, somewhat off-the-radar swing through the Far East. Last week Pettersen defeated Catriona Matthew in sudden death to win the KEB-HanaBank Championship in South Korea. This week the mercurial Norwegian was the lone player to card four rounds in the 60s en route to claiming the Sunrise Championship by three over Inbee Park in Taiwan. After ending 2011 ranked #2 in the world, then slipping noticeably during much of 2012, Pettersen might just end the year right back where she started from – or fairly close……………Oliver Goss, an 18-year-old, became the rare amateur to win on a professional circuit by claiming the Australasian Tour's Western Australia Open on Sunday. And while the fact that he beat a fellow amateur, Brady Watt, in sudden death to do so is indeed indicative of a less-than-elite field, E Tour veteran Brett Rumford finished third, so there was some international-level talent present............... And lastly, a nod to Korea’s Mi-Jeong Jeon, a rare visitor to America but a player who, with her triumph at this week’s Morinaga Weider Ladies, claimed her 21st career title on the JLPGA circuit.