Daeng Abdul Rahman – Enjoying success in the PGM to set the stage internationally

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It is not every day that one gets to hear the good news of great achievements especially in the sport of golf. Malaysia is one of these countries but the rise of Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz was one of such remarkable stories in recent years.

Rising Malaysian Golfer

In 2017, Daeng Abdul Rahman Abdul Aziz was on the PGM (Professional Golf of Malaysia) Tour. He won the PGM Danau Closed competition which saw him bagged the RM180,000 prize money (not literally). What makes this win all the sweeter is that he was still a teenager then and winning it meant he would be the younger Malaysian to ever win such a prestigious tour and no other golfer in the country has ever done that.

From success to more achievements

Daeng was only 15 years old when he won the PGM. Then, he played like a matured (and older) pro when he held on to his one-stroke overnight lead in the final round to finish a 10 under 278. Because he was still an amateur then, he was not eligible to take home the prize money but the success meant that he made his arrival announcement loud and clear. Since then, Daeng has continued playing the circuit. Over the years, Daeng has grown from strength to strength and the latest ranking in the PGM Order of Merit has seen him elevated to the third with a total earnings of more than RM74,000 after being involved in 3 PGM events.

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Khavish Varadan

Khavish Varadan is an emerging amateur golfer from Malaysia. He studies at the Wesley Chapel in Florida with the Saddlebrook Prep School.

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