|Date of Birth||1972-11-30|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(3) 1999 Casino Filipino Philippine Open; 2001 Myanmar Open, 2009 Maybank Malaysian Open.
After a lapse of eight years, Korean-American Anthony won his third Asian Tour title at the co-sanctioned Maybank Malaysian Open in 2009 with a birdie on the 72nd hole for his biggest career victory. It was a welcome return to form as he had been knocking on the door for a third career victory for many years. Subsequently finished third on the Order of Merit, his best finish in 12 seasons in Asia. In 2012, he started the year strongly with a tied sixth finish at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open and tied 11th at the ICTSI Philippine Open but failed to keep his foot on the pedal. Endured a frustrating season in 2011, making only three cuts in the 11 events that he competed but produced a tied-ninth position at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open in Japan. In 2010, he struggled in Europe but hit top form by contending in the UBS Hong Kong Open before settling for fourth place. Posted two more top-20s to end the season in 13th place on the Order of Merit. Endured a slow start to the 2008 season where he was unable to produce a good result in his first 14 events. However, he hit into gear in the second half of the year with four top-10s. Anthony finished equal third at the Brunei Open and Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational and was joint fifth at the Mercuries Taiwan Masters. He registered another tied fourth finish at the Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open. In 2007, he registered six top-10s, with a joint third finish at the inaugural Pertamina Indonesia President Invitational being his best outing. He first hit headlines in 1999 when he won the Philippine Open and then claimed his second title in the Myanmar Open in 2001 after a close finish against compatriot Charlie Wi. In June that same year, he enjoyed the proudest moment of his career so far when he qualified and played in all four rounds at the U.S. Open for his major debut. In 2006, he endured a poor start to the year but bounced back with three top-10s and six top-20s, with a third place finish in the Brunei Open being his best. Won the Birdie Leader Award with 322 birdies during the season. In 2005, he posted three top-10 finishes where he claimed eighth position in the Myanmar Open and improved by a spot in the Macau Open. His best outing was coming in sixth in the Singapore Open. In 2004, Anthony posted two top-10s at the Myanmar Open and SK Telecom Open where he had the pleasure of playing alongside former US Masters champion Fred Couples. Lost the 2000 Volvo Masters of Malaysia in a play-off against Sweden’s Stephen Lindskog and was runner-up again in the 2002 Volvo Masters of Asia.
Golf became a passion when his father gave him and his younger brother David, also a professional golfer, clubs to wield when they were kids. “Dad decided golf was the only way to keep us out of trouble,” said Anthony. He also learned taekwondo during his younger days and says it taught him discipline. Knew he needed to make improvements on his short game after playing with Thongchai Jaidee in Cambodia in 2008 which several months later saw him win in Malaysia. A speech communication graduate, he has lived in the United States since the age of 10. Attended Oregon State University.