Meet Kiradech, Asia’s John Daly

Kiradech Aphibarnrat is without doubt Asia’s version of the big hitting, cigarette toking, burger loving John Daly… and that’s ok.

The Thai superstar is nearly identical in body shape to two-time major winner Daly and loves a good smoke.

Aphibarnrat is no mug with the clubs either, having racked up eight professional wins. However, with his ranking having dropped from 37th to 134th in the space of a year, the burly 28-year-old is trying to shave off some pounds in the gym.

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Known for his colourful personality, Aphibarnrat once shaved his head and his eyebrows to attend a Buddhist camp in 2014.

“This was a good experience for me…you have to learn to be patient and to be cool with yourself,” he said at the time.

“I learned a lot of things and hope to be able to do more things in the future. I feel like I’ve grown older in the past week and in some strange way, I feel I am able to think and do things better.”

Kiradech, just keep on being you!