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Kiradech Aphibarnrat The Asian Tour’s reigning Order of Merit champion shares how his ‘Team Kiradech’ fan shirt club came about, his experience of playing in the EurAsia Cup and where he gets his power from. What’s the most memorable moment of your career so far? It has to be the recent EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM (pictured)! Team Asia had a great comeback to tie with Team Europe on the final day. It was like a miracle! It was a really big event and I am happy to be part of it. I gained a lot of experience, which helps a lot in my game. What do you do to relax when you’re home? I love to hang out with my friends. We will usually go for karaoke sessions and watch movies. I also try to spend time with my family. The funniest thing a golfer or golf fan has said or done to you? When I was playing in a local event last year, I saw a fan wearing a specially designed shirt with a cartoon of myself on it! The shirt also has ‘Team Kiradech’ printed on it. I went up to him and asked if it’s me on his shirt and both of us laughed. Since then, it has become my fan club shirt! What’s your favourite club in the bag? My driver! What’s your favourite movie? The Fast and the Furious. The full series! Paul Lakatos / Asian Tour (Aphibarnrat); AFP (Phatlum)

Who is your favourite female golfer? This is a tough question! I know the Thai female golfers quite well, like Pornanong Phatlum (pictured). There are a lot of young and talented female golfers coming up in Thailand. What’s your favourite food on Tour? Most of the time I will be having rice! I believe it gives me power and the energy I need. One sentence to describe the Asian Tour? It is the Tour where I was born. Who’s your favourite superhero? If I had to choose, it would be Spiderman. 82

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What are your favourite sports apart from golf? I love all kinds of sports, especially soccer and car-racing. What’s better for you? A hole in one or loads of birdies? I will go for a hole-in-one because you may get a car sometimes! Who knows? If you cook, what’s the best dish you can make? I hardly cook but I can do it if I want to. My best dish is fried vegetables! HKGOLFER.COM

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