• Danny CHIA

    MAS

    • Date of birth Nov 29, 1972
    • Turned Pro 1996
    • Residence Kuala Lumpur
    • Family Married

Biography

Danny picked up golf from his father, a businessman, when he started following him to the driving range and grew up adoring Jack Nicklaus. He enjoyed a fine amateur career, winning Malaysia’s amateur championship for three straight years before joining the pro ranks. Danny enjoys watching movies and also playing video games.

Career Highlights

  1. Danny is a history-maker for Malaysia
  2. In 2010, he became the first player from his country to play in all four rounds at the British Open at St Andrews, which he also qualified for in 2005 and 2008
  3. He is also the first Malaysian to win on the Asian Tour with victory at the 2002 Taiwan Open where he came from seven shots back to triumph
  4. He enjoyed a tied-eighth place finish at the 2016 UBS Hong Kong Open, which propelled him to 45th position on the Order of Merit to keep his card for 2017.In 2015, he ended a 13-year title drought when he won the Mercuries Taiwan Masters
  5. Qualified on merit to represent Team Asia in the 2016 EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM where he contributed half points in the Fourball and Foursomes with Nicholas Fung
  6. He played in the World Cup in 2000|2001 and 2016
  7. In 2014, he fought back from a debilitating shoulder surgery by successfully defending his title at the Asian Development Tour’s PGM Northport Glenmarie Masters.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (2)
  2. 2002 Taiwan Open
  3. 2015 Mercuries Taiwan Masters.

Other wins

  1. Other wins: 1996 EVA Air Open, Singapore, 1996 Jakarta Raya Open, Indonesia, 1999 Singapore Mini Tour event, 1999 Malaysian Mini Tour event
  2. 2001 Champion of Champions, Singapore
  3. 2001 PNB OOM Challenge, Malaysia
  4. 2002, Sime Darby Masters, Malaysia, Malaysian Order of Merit winner 2000-01
  5. 2003 Genting Masters, Malaysia
  6. 2003 Classic I, Malaysia
  7. 2003 Classic II, Malaysia
  8. 2004 Kinrara Masters, Malaysia
  9. 2007 International Championship, Jakarta
  10. 2008 Mercedes-Benz Masters Thailand
  11. 2010 PGA of Malaysia Golf Classic
  12. 2011 PGM Clearwater Classic, Malaysia
  13. 2014 PGM Panasonic Open, Malaysia.
  14. 1993-95 Malaysian Amateur Championship, 1993-95 Selangor Amateur Open, Malaysia.

  15. Asian Development Tour wins: 2013 PGM Northport Glenmarie Masters, Malaysia
  16. 2014 PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship, Malaysia
  17. 2015 PGM Bukit Jawi Championship, Malaysia.
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open MC 73 72 - - 145 3 -
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open MC 75 74 - - 149 7 -
Maybank Championship* MC 73 71 - - 144 0 -
Hero Indian Open* RET - - - - 0 10 -
Panasonic Open Golf Championship+ MC 71 74 - - 145 3 -
Thailand Open MC 71 74 - - 145 5 -
Queen's Cup presented by Bangchak MC 71 76 - - 147 5 -
Royal Cup T22 67 69 73 68 277 -3 US$ 5,150
TAKE Solutions Masters T29 69 71 70 69 279 -5 US$ 3,027
Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship Diamond Cup+ MC 72 83 - - 155 13 -
Mercuries Taiwan Masters MC 77 73 - - 150 6 -
Yeangder TPC MC 78 70 - - 148 4 -
Honma Hong Kong Open presented by Amundi T36 72 69 70 66 277 -3 US$ 13,000
Queen's Cup hosted by Jaidee Foundation T28 69 69 65 72 275 -5 US$ 3,922

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