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Tom Kim shines the brightest for Asian golf in 2023, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Tom Kim shines the brightest for Asian golf in 2023, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Column – December 2023 When young Korean star Tom Kim qualified for his maiden Tour Championship appearance in August by being amongst the elite 30 golfers on the PGA Tour, he was asked how he’d…

Once the Bashful Prince, Ishikawa still has eyes on the throne, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Once the Bashful Prince, Ishikawa still has eyes on the throne, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Whether it was in America or Japan, every shot played was captured by TV crews and every post-round interview drew a massive scrum of golf writers that his agent would bring a stool for him…

These guys are good as golf shows it’s not only about winning

These guys are good as golf shows it’s not only about winning

The evergreen slogan, These Guys are Good, aptly describes the stars who shine on the PGA Tour week in and week out with their extraordinary skills and talent. It should be known that these are also good…

Impossible is what Asian stars are fighting for in FedExCup Playoffs, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Impossible is what Asian stars are fighting for in FedExCup Playoffs, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

By Chuah Choo Chiang There is one particular statistic about the FedExCup that serves as a reminder why it is billed as the ultimate prize on the PGA Tour. Since its inauguration in 2007, only 13 golfers…

Kim relishes a return to Scotland where his life changed a year ago, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Kim relishes a return to Scotland where his life changed a year ago, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

By Chuah Choo Chiang Tom Kim couldn’t be at a more happier place than in Scotland this week. For an aspiring golfer, a trip to the Home of Golf has its many perks, although consuming black pudding…

Winning the green jacket is one of my dreams, Im tells Chuah Choo Chiang

Winning the green jacket is one of my dreams, Im tells Chuah Choo Chiang

After watching Hideki Matsuyama slip on the green jacket some two years ago, Sungjae Im can be forgiven if he finds himself day-dreaming of emulating one of golf’s greatest traditions this week. With the Masters…

Humble Kim eyes PLAYERS crowning glory once more, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Humble Kim eyes PLAYERS crowning glory once more, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

A mixed dose of brutal honesty and tough love from his father, Du Ryu, has kept Si Woo Kim well and truly grounded as he pushes to grow his legacy on the PGA Tour as…

Chuah delves into history books to mark Isao Aoki’s historic milestone for Asian golf some 40 years ago

Chuah delves into history books to mark Isao Aoki’s historic milestone for Asian golf some 40 years ago

The glint in the eyes and enduring smile have remained the same. So too have the charisma and passion that are hallmarks which have defined Isao Aoki as one of golf’s living legends following an…

Happy year for Asian golfers around the world as Tom Kim stands out, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Happy year for Asian golfers around the world as Tom Kim stands out, writes Chuah Choo Chiang

Tis the season to be jolly, fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la … Asian golfers have been merry, fa-la-la-la, la-la-la-la … (Writer’s note: Lines to be hummed in the tune of the famous Christmas carol)  Indeed, it has been a happy…

Parents sacrificed a lot to support him, says KH Lee

Parents sacrificed a lot to support him, says KH Lee

When K.H. Lee looks back to the starting point of his golf journey, he can only marvel at how a twist of fate which saw him learn the game with a Ted Lasso-type swing coach…