Simon YATES


Date of Birth - 16 March 1970

Place of Birth - Glasgow, Scotland

Turned Pro - 1989

European Tour Profile - Simon Yates


Simon is one of the most successful international players on the Asian Tour.

 Apart from two titles, he is ranked seventh on the career earnings

rankings with over US$1.7 million as at the end of 2009. However, a wrist

 injury which required surgery saw Simon miss most of the second half of

 the 2008 and 2009 seasons. But when he came back late in 2009, he

 showed his old form and had a chance to win the King’s Cup in Thailand

 before losing in a three-way play-off against Chinese Taipei’s Chan Yih

-shin. In 2007, he finished sixth on the Order of Merit for the fourth time in

 his career following another stellar season in which he garnered eight

 top-10s, including two runner-up finishes. He lost in a play-off at the Midea

 China Classic and was second again at the Iskandar Johor Open, which

 saw his record number of second place outings on Tour rise to 13. Simon

 won his maiden title at the 1998 Sabah Masters in Malaysia and went on

 to win the 2004 SK Telecom Open in Korea. It was the same year when

 he challenged for the Asian Tour Order of Merit title but faded towards

 the tail-end of the season and finished third on the ranking. Had also

 accumulated seven top-10s, including two runner-up finishes at the

 Okinawa Open and Kolon Korean Open and a fourth place finish at the

 Johnnie Walker Classic in 2004. In 2005, Simon posted three top-10s at the

 SK Telecom Open in Korea, UBS Hong Kong Open and Volvo Masters of

 Asia in Thailand. It was also a year where he joined the exclusive million

 dollar club in career earnings. He has won the Greens in Regulations

 category in 2004, 2006 and 2007, indicating his superb ball-striking abilities.

 He also shot the most number of birdies on Tour in 1999 and 2003, with

 232 and 239 respectively.


ACHIEVEMENTS


1994 German PGA Championship

1995 Coca Cola Open (China)

1998 Sabah Masters (Malaysia)

2004 SK Telecom Open (Korea)

2004 Singha Southern Open (Thailand)   


Glove worn and signed by Simon Yates

Ball played and signed by Simon Yates