Kiradech Aphibarnrat

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Kiradech Aphibarnrat
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 25)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb; 16.4 st)
Nationality Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Asian Tour2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2013, 2014
PGA ChampionshipT25: 2013
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2013
 
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Kiradech Aphibarnrat
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born(1989-07-23) 23 July 1989 (age 25)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb; 16.4 st)
Nationality Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Asian Tour2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2013, 2014
PGA ChampionshipT25: 2013
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2013

Kiradech Aphibarnrat (born 23 July 1989), also known as Anujit Hirunratanakorn[1] is a Thai professional golfer.

In both 2003 and 2004, Aphibarnrat won his age group at the Junior World Golf Championships. In 2007, he was on the gold medal team at the World University Games.

Aphibarnrat turned professional in 2008 and began playing on the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour in 2009. HIs first professional victory came in 2009 at the Mercedes-Benz Tour's Singha Pattaya Open, which he won by 11 strokes, earning US$50,000. Aphibarnrat's first Asian Tour win was at the 2011 SAIL Open.[2]

Aphibarnrat's first victory on the European Tour was at the Maybank Malaysian Open in March 2013. The event was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour, thus giving him a second win on that tour. In the event, which shortened to 54 holes due to thunderstorms, Aphibarnrat defeated Edoardo Molinari by one stroke.

Aphibarnrat is sometimes referred to as "Asia's John Daly", a comparison of his "unathletic" physique to the similarly large body type of two-time major championship winner John Daly.[citation needed]

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

Kiradech Aphibarnrat
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner-up
124 Mar 2013Maybank Malaysian Open*1−13 (65-68-70=203)1 strokeItaly Edoardo Molinari

* Note: The 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open was shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather.
1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

Asian Tour wins (2)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner-up
125 Mar 2011SAIL Open−16 (68-67-69-68=272)1 strokeBangladesh Mohammad Siddikur
224 Mar 2013Maybank Malaysian Open*1−13 (65-68-70=203)1 strokeItaly Edoardo Molinari

* Note: The 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open was shortened to 54 holes due to bad weather.
1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

Other wins (1)[edit]

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of victoryRunner-up
15 Apr 2009Singha Pattaya Open−23 (68-65-61-67=261)11 strokesPhilippines Antonio Lascuna

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament20132014
Masters TournamentDNPDNP
U.S. OpenDNPDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUTCUT
PGA ChampionshipT25WD

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament20102011201220132014
Accenture Match Play ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNPR64
Cadillac ChampionshipDNPDNPDNPDNP67
Bridgestone InvitationalDNPDNPDNPT40DNP
HSBC Champions74T66DNPT55

DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = Tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

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