Know Your Graduate: Wolmer Murillo

Tue 04 Mar 2014

Know Your Graduate: Wolmer Murillo

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March 4: In the first of our Know Your Graduate series, we speak to Asian Tour graduate, Wolmer Murillo, who was the only Venezualan to pass the Qualifying School Final Stage with flying colours last month. Find out more about Murillo as he talks about playing in Asia and adapting to life in a continent far away from home.
What made you want to play on the Asian Tour?
I think the Asian Tour offers a lot of opportunities for players like us and I believe it’s a good platform to build my career. It’s my second year in Asia now and I am enjoying it so far! I didn’t manage to secure my Asian Tour card last year but I spent a good year sharpening my game on the Asian Development Tour. I’m glad it paid off well and I managed to earn an Asian Tour card for myself this time round.
When did you start to play golf and what sparked your interest?
I first got in touch with golf at the age of seven and I started playing when I was nine. My family brought me into the game. My dad and mum used to do social golfing and I picked up the game eventually.
How long did it take you to reach single handicap?
I took about seven to eight years. I reached single handicap when I was around 15 to 16 years old.
What are you goals in golf?
Right now, my goal is to win an event on the Asian Tour. But ultimately, I would like to win a Major!
What keeps you on top of your game?
I think it’s my love for golf. I believe that’s what kept me going. Because of this passion, I am willing to put in effort and work hard in order to excel in the game.
What do you think will be the most difficult part of being a rookie on the Asian Tour?
Getting to know all the courses, especially when it’s only my second year in Asia. It is also about getting to know the people here but I believe all these will get better as time goes by.
When you are not playing golf, what will you be doing?
Actually my girlfriend and I were thinking of doing some businesses and we do have some projects coming up. So when I’m not playing golf, I will be spending most of my time discussing about these projects with her. I will go windsurfing or surfing as well!
Name your dream fourball.
Bobby Jones, Seve Ballesteros, Tiger Woods and myself.
How do you prepare before a round?
I will work out in the gym for about half an hour to do my usual routines and then get to the course an hour and a half earlier to warm up and do some stretching.
How would you celebrate if you win a tournament?
I will jump, I will throw my cap, I will kiss my putter, I will look up to god and say ‘thank you’.
About Wolmer Murillo
Country:                      Venezuala
Date of Birth:              March 13, 1981
Residence:                   Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Family:                        Single
Turned Pro:                 2006