• Anthony KANG

    USA

    • Date of birth Nov 30, 1972
    • Turned Pro 1996
    • Residence Phoenix, Arizona
    • Family Single

Biography

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.

Career Highlights

  1. Anthony is a three-time Asian Tour winner, with the 2009 Maybank Malaysian Open being his biggest career win as the event was co-sanctioned with the European Tour
  2. Made a birdie on the last hole to secure the triumph
  3. Subsequently finished third on the Order of Merit, his best finish in Asia
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Open for his major debut
  7. Won the Birdie Leader Award with 322 birdies during the 2006 season
  8. 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.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (3)
  2. 1999 Casino Filipino Philippine Open
  3. 2001 Myanmar Open
  4. 2009 Maybank Malaysian Open.
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
Thailand Open MC 67 77 - - 144 4 -
Queen's Cup presented by Bangchak MC 73 78 - - 151 9 -
Sarawak Championship WD - - - - 0 0 -
Bank BRI Indonesia Open MC 73 76 - - 149 5 -

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