• Simon YATES


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


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

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