The Fab Five

Gazing into golf’s crystal ball, the future looks truly exciting with clear visions of Asia’s young and rising stars propelling themselves to the fore on the Asian Tour and beyond through their fearless attitude and golfing talents that defy normal conventions

Korea’s Jeunghun Wang was ranked in third of the Order of Merit in 2016

After the dust settled following another climatic 2016 season and the dollars and cents tabulated, there were an impressive five players in their 20s who featured in the top-10 of the final Asian Tour Order of Merit.

At 21, Korea’s Jeunghun Wang emerged as the highest ranked in third place amongst the young guns, thanks to a masterful win at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, a tri-sanctioned event with Europe and South Africa.

He also won in Morocco a week prior, and became the youngest ever to win back-to-back on the European Tour to eclipse the previous record held by the late and legendary Seve Ballesteros of Spain.

Pencil-thin but with the kind of ball-striking ability that has players like Anirban Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh purring in admiration, many expect Wang to truly blossom into a world-class player and perhaps emulate countryman Y.E. Yang’s Major heroics.


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