Simon Yates (golfer)

Simon Yates (born 16 March 1970) is a Scottish golfer. Turning professional in 1989, Yates relocated to Thailand after holidaying in Asia and deciding to base himself in the region. He has played on the Asian Tour since its first official season in 1995. He placed third on the Asian Tour Order of Merit in both 1999 and 2004 and was one of the first ten players to reach career earnings of a million U.S. dollars on the tour. Although he has only won twice, he has 14 runner-up finishes on the Asian Tour.[1]

Simon Yates
Personal information
Born (1970-03-16) 16 March 1970 (age 50)
Glasgow, Scotland
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb; 12.1 st)
Nationality Scotland
ResidenceHua Hin, Thailand
Turned professional1989
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour2

Professional wins (6)Edit

Asian Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 9 Aug 1998 Sabah Masters −10 (67-71-67-73=278) 1 stroke   Des Terblanche
2 23 May 2004 SK Telecom Open1 −9 (70-69-70-70=279) 1 stroke   Rick Gibson,   Charlie Wi

1Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour

Asian Tour playoff record (0–4)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 2001 SK Telecom Open   Kang Wook-soon,   Charlie Wi Wi won with birdie on seventh extra hole
Yates eliminated by birdie on fifth hole
2 2002 Shinhan Donghae Open   Hur Suk-ho Lost to birdie on second extra hole
3 2007 Midea China Classic   Chinnarat Phadungsil,   Thaworn Wiratchant Wiratchant won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Yates eliminated by par on first hole
4 2009 King's Cup   Chan Yih-shin,   Nick Redfern Chan won with birdie on second extra hole

All Thailand Golf Tour wins (2)Edit

  • 2003 Cotto Open
  • 2004 Singha Southern Open

China Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 22 Apr 1995 Coca-Cola Open −4 (69-71=140) 1 stroke   David Smail

Other wins (2)Edit

  • 1994 German PGA Championship

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2005
Match Play
Championship T43
  Did not play

"T" = Tied


  1. ^ "Simon Yates – profile". Asian Tour.

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