Who is Kiradech Aphibarnrat? All You Need to Know About His Wife and Family

Published 09/12/2021, 3:29 PM EDT
Golf – European Tour – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain – September 10, 2021 Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat during the second round Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs


Kiradech Aphibarnrat is a professional golfer on the Asian, European, and PGA Tours. He came into the limelight when he won gold at the 2007 Summer Universiade and bagged silver at the individual event at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games. Meanwhile, he was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, on 23rd July 1989. 

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Moreover, Kiradech first won the Junior World Golf Championships in the years 2003 and 2004 and announced his talent to the world. He became a professional golfer in 2008 as he played the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour. Moreover, he achieved his career-best ranking of 29 in March 2018. 

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Why do people call Kiradech Aphibarnrat Asia’s John Daly?

Golf – European Tour – BMW PGA Championship – Wentworth Golf Club, Virginia Water, Britain – September 9, 2021 Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat during the first round REUTERS/Paul Childs

Furthermore, Aphibarnrat’s first professional victory came in 2009 at the Mercedes-Benz Tour’s Singha Pattaya Open. He won that event by 11 strokes, earning about $50,000. However, his first victory on the European Tour was at the Maybank Malaysian Open in March 2013. He is one of the leading golfers currently on the European Tour.

Aphibarnrat earned a special temporary member status on the PGA Tour and became the first Thai golfer to play on the PGA Tour. They even sometimes call him Asia’s John Daly. They make this comparison due to his unathletic physique and the similar body type that he shares with two-time major championship winner, John Daly. 

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Moreover, Kiradech Aphibarnrat has played all the major championship events and was even T15 at the 2016 Masters. But he sadly couldn’t manage to hold on to the PGA Tour card and since then has been playing on the European Tour. However, his main aim is to get back the PGA Tour card and compete against the best. 

Meanwhile, Tunyatorn Chaiyarat is the wife of Kiradech Aphibarnrat. They got married in the year 2016 and recently celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary. Kiradech posted an image of their wedding on his Instagram with the caption, “Happy anniversary already 5 years is flying.”

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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