While the Philippines may be lacking superstars in golf, there have been a number of successful golfers hailing from that region. Filipino golfers have been winning championships and tournaments consistently in the amateur and junior divisions. The Philippines has a rich history of golf and the Filipino golfers are bearing the flag proudly. Here are some of the famous golfers from the Philippines.
Philip Ang Philip Ang became one of the Philippines’ youngest golfers to win a tournament when he clinched the International Junior Championship in 1999, in the age group of 11 – 13 years. He was only the second Filipino golfer to triumph at that event.
Ramon Brobio Ramon Brobio was the winner of the gold medal in men’s golf at the 1986 Asian games. A famous junior golfer, Brobio was the first-ever triple winner at the Junior World Golf Championships, doing so in the 18th edition of the tournament in 1985.
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Ben Arda Ben Arda became the first Filipino golfer to play at the Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf. He was also the first at the British Open and took part in a few golf World Cups in the 60’s. Arda was also a three-time Philippine Open winner.