• Simon YATES

    SCO

    • Date of birth Mar 16, 1970
    • Turned Pro 1989
    • Residence Hua Hin, Thailand
    • Family Married

Biography

Simon represented Scotland as a downhill skier during his youth. He came to Asia on a holiday and decided to stay and play on in the region in 1995. The lightweight Glasgow-born golfer, who lives in Hua Hin, Thailand, is known by his peers as “The Wee Man”. He also has penchant for racing cars where he has won several races on the Thai circuit. He said his first win in a car race “was the best feeling I ever had from winning anything. Golf has never given me that feeling.”

Career Highlights

  1. Simon has won twice on the Asian Tour, the 1998 Sabah Masters in Malaysia and 2004 SK Telecom Open in Korea
  2. Enjoyed one top-10 result in 2016
  3. He finished tied seventh at the True Thailand Classic.In 2009, he had a chance to win the King’s Cup in Thailand but lost in a three-way play-off to Chinese Taipei’s Chan Yih-shin
  4. In 2007, he finished sixth on the Order of Merit for the fourth time in his career following eight top-10s, including two runner-up finishes
  5. He lost in a play-off at the Midea China Classic and was second again at the Iskandar Johor Open, which saw his record number of second place outings on Tour rise to 13
  6. He has won the Greens in Regulations category in 2004|2006 and 2007, indicating his superb ball-striking abilities
  7. He also shot the most number of birdies on Tour in 1999 and 2003, with 232 and 239 respectively.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (2)
  2. 1998 Sabah Masters, Malaysia
  3. 2004 SK Telecom Open, Korea.

Other wins

  1. Other wins: (3)
  2. 1994 German PGA Championship, 1995 Coca Cola Open, China
  3. 2004 Singha Southern Open, Thailand.
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open T63 72 70 74 76 292 8 US$ 3,100
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open MC 73 74 - - 147 5 -
Maybank Championship T55 72 66 74 69 281 -7 US$ 9,480
ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth MC 79 73 - - 152 8 -
ISPS HANDA New Zealand Open T52 65 68 66 75 274 -11 US$ 1,969
Panasonic Open Golf Championship MC 73 70 - - 143 1 -
The 37th GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship RET 74 - - - 74 3 -
Thailand Open T30 71 69 67 72 279 -1 US$ 2,377
Kolon Korea Open Golf Championship T19 72 69 66 76 283 -1 US$ 9,451
Queen's Cup presented by Bangchak T50 72 67 73 70 282 -2 US$ 1,320
Bank BRI Indonesia Open T63 68 71 75 75 289 1 US$ 1,500

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