The Ten Best Asian Golfers Of All Time
Golf in Asia is booming and there are now some great Asian players on all the world tours. The women have made more of an impact, I think, in terms of success and numbers of them on the premier golfing tours. The current number one golfer on the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tour is Lydia Ko; a Korean born young lady from New Zealand. This girl is a wunderkind in anybody’s terms, incredibly talented and modest to a tee. She will have a long and glorious career at the top of the golfing tree.
Minjee Lee is a Perth girl, who has only turned professional recently and has already won two professional events; including one on the LPGA tour. The LPGA tour is the women’s tour in the USA; and is regarded as the biggest women’s pro golf tour. Minjee Lee is the next big thing coming in women’s golf.
Shigeki Maruyama is the hottest Asian male player on the USPGA tour, which stands for the United States Professional Golf Association tour. This young twenty three year old Japanese star is almost at the top of his game. Beating Ricky Fowler in a play off at the Waste Management Phoenix Open recently put him on the world stage.
KJ Choi, another great Korean golfer has been a stalwart on the USPGA tour for many years now and has been showing signs of late of returning to top class form; so another win may be just around the corner. Will it be in the Year of the Monkey?
Inbee Park, yet another Korean, has been atop the LPGA women’s game for a number of years and does not look like slipping anytime soon.
Arjun Atwal is a great Asian golfer on the European men’s tour and has already had great success; with only more to come.
Bae Sang Moon, yes you guessed it, another great Korean golfer, has won on the USPGA tour and great things are expected of him.
Danny Lee from New Zealand is achieving high finishes and wins on the USPGA tour; and he may only get even better.
Amy Young is a star on the LPGA tour and is a consistent performer at the top level.
Yani Tseng is another fabulous Asian lady golfer on the LPGA tour with multiple wins under her belt.
Ryo Ishikawa is a Japanese player with huge potential and has already achieved massive success on the men’s Japanese tour.