• Kiradech APHIBARNRAT

    THA

    • Date of birth Jul 23, 1989
    • Turned Pro 2008
    • Residence Bangkok
    • Family Single

Biography

He enjoyed a strong amateur career where he was World Junior Champion on two occasions. Likes car racing but has since given up the sport “as it was dangerous.” Was previously known as Anujit Hirunratanakorn but his family decided to change his name for good luck.

Career Highlights

  1. In 2017, Kiradech earned his second ADT victory at the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation in December and finished fifth at the Asian Tour’s season-ending Indonesian Masters the week after. These results helped boost his position on the Official World Golf Ranking, where he finished in 49th place that year to earn a second appearance in The Masters in 2018.
  2. Kiradech had a season to remember in 2015 where he won twice on the European Tour in addition to nine other top-10s around the world. Ended the year in 38th place in the world, earning him a Masters Tournament debut in 2016.
  3. In 2013, he defeated a host of stars including Major winners Charl Schwartzel and Padraig Harrington to win the Maybank Malaysian Open. He went on to eclipse some of the PGA Tour biggest stars at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia by finishing third. Kiradech ended the 2013 season as the Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, thanks to one victory and five other top-five finishes.
  4. Also become only the second golfer after Jeev Milkha Singh to earn over US$1 million in a single season. Kiradech initially struggled to hit top in 2014 as he coped with the death of long-time coach Natpasit Chokthanasart, nicknamed Pro Jew. Finished runner-up at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf in Japan and ended the year on a high note when he claimed four straight top-10s.
  5. Also played a huge role in Team Asia’s draw with Europe at the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM. Enjoyed his career breakthrough by winning the SAIL Open in India in 2009.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour Victories: (3)
  2. 2011 SAIL Open, India
  3. 2013 Maybank Malaysian Open.
  4. 2018 ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth

Other wins

  1. Other wins: (6)
  2. 2009 Singha Pattaya Open, 2015 Shenzhen International, China, 2015 Paul Lawrie Matchplay, 2003 & 2004 World Junior champion, World University Games gold medalist

  3. Asian Development Tour victories: (3)
  4. 2015 and 2017 Thongchai Jaidee Foundation
  5. 2018 Richard Mille Brunei Championships
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
Maybank Championship T27 69 70 72 66 277 -11 US$ 26,700
ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth 1 67 72 72 - 211 -5 US$ 224,473
Volvo China Open T45 73 70 69 70 282 -6 US$ 14,400
The 147th Open Championship T75 74 71 74 74 293 9 -

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