The Top Ten Male Asian Golfers Today

19 September 2015 | By

Number 1

Yang Yong-Eun (South Korea)
The “Son of the Wind” is the nickname given by the Korean mediaRTEmagicC_f77b61bde5.jpg Asian Golf Course

to the region’s highest-ranked player, No. 1 in Asia and 32nd in the world.

Originally from Jeju Island, Yang now divides his time between Seoul and Dallas

. He became the inspiration for countless young golfers across the region0730_yang-yong-eun-golf_280x340 no 1

as the first Asian man to win one of golf’s four major championships

Number 2
K.J. Choi Kyung-Ju (South Korea)
The second-highest-rated player from Asia is ranked No. 45 in the world.

The rice farmer’s son only began to play golf at the age of 16

because he didn’t have the upper-body strength to pursue power-lifting.

Choi credits Jack Nicklaus books and videos for his development in the sport0730_k-j-choi-golf_280x340 no 2

. K.J. is a seven-time winner on the PGA Tour.

 

Number 3
Ryo Ishikawa (Japan)
Teen sensation Ishikawa is considered one of the most promising

young players in the sport today. Japan’s top-ranked golfer is currently

rated 52nd in the world at just 18 years old. Ishikawa

has been dubbed the “Bashful Prince” in Japan,

where he has seven tour wins already. He became the youngest winnerindex no 3

on the Japanese men’s tour with a one-stoke victory at the Munsingwear

Open KSB Cup at the age of 15 years 8 months.

 

Number 4
Yuta Ikeda (Japan)0730_yuta-ikeda-golf_485x340 no 4
The 24-year-old is a five-time winner on the Japan Tour.

Ranked 54th in the world, Ikeda earned his first title of the season

with a three-shot victory at the Toshin Golf Tournament

 

 

Number 5
Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand)
Ranked 55th in the world, Thongchai didn’t begin to play golf until he was 160730_thongchai-jaidee-golf_485x340 no 5

. He joined the military as a paratrooper at the age of 19

to fulfill his compulsory two years, but remained in the service

so he could have access to a golf course and pursue his ambition

to become a professional golfer. He turned pro when he was 30.

Thongchai is a 12-time winner on the Asian Tour,

while his best finish at a Major was 13th (at the British Open in 2009).

 

Number 6
Hiroyuki Fujita (Japan)tour this week to defend his title index no 6

at the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup.

Ranked No. 62 in the world, Fujita has nine wins

on the Japan Tour and  lead the money list for 2010.

 

Number 7
Kim Kyung-Tae (South Korea)
The 23-year-old is considered one of Asia’s bright young prospects.

Ranked 67th in the world, Kim’s victory in the

Diamond Cup tournament in May was his first win on the Japan Tour.index no 7

Already in his third season, Kim has been runner-up

five times in Japan and once on the One Asia Tour

 

Number 8
Toru Taniguchi (Japan)
The Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodle Cup in May

was Taniguchi’s most recent success in a career that includes

16 titles on the Japan Tour. He and teen sensation Ryo Ishikawaindex no 8

were the only two Japanese players of the six invited

that made the cut at the British Open last week.

Taniguchi is currently ranked 77th in the world.

 

Number 9
Liang Wenchong (China)
The highest-ranked golfer from China is rated No. 84 in the world.

Liang was the first Chinese player to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit

in 2007, the same year he was that tour’s top-ranked player.index no 9

Liang didn’t begin to play golf until he was 16,

when he was recruited by Zhongshan Hot Spring Golf Club.

 

Number 10
Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Japan)
Ranked 86th in the world, Hiratsuka

is a five-time winner on the Japan Tour

. His two wins on the Asian Tour took place this yearindex No 10

at the Air Bagan Myanmar Open and the Queen’s Cup in Thailand

 

 

 

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