Updated: May 20, 2017
Last January, I did a quick story on Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s reason for playing so much golf: so he can fund his expensive obsessions. Namely fast cars, jetskis, and Yeezys. He’s known as The Asian John Daly, and for good reason. Total wildcard.
Vice Sports just put out a video about the most interesting man in golf, covering a visit to his home, his extensive Yeezy collection, his Ferrari, and the golf academy opened in his name in Bangkok. I mean, just look at the clouds he’s tossing.
Enjoy, and be prepared to drop your favorite golfer in favor of The Barn Rat.
Originally Published: January 19, 2017
You might know him as “The Barn Rat” and I only refer to him as such. Kiradech Aphibarnrat is a professional golfer who is known less for his play on the course and more for his stunning physique, something that resembles a WWE wrestler more than a guy who walks 18 holes every day of his damn life. Let’s just say he’s a big boy, and I say that with admiration. American reporters have gone as far as to refer to him as the “Asian John Daly,” which is probably the coolest way to ever get described.
This guy is an absolute grinder. We’re talking multiple tours, tournaments every week all over the globe. This week? Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship where he shot an opening round 66 to take second place, but that’s not even the most impressive part of his day.
Here, just watch this interview he did.
Some highlights: he got married in a hot air balloon, he loves Ferraris, has an infatuation for expensive watches, and owns more than fifteen pairs of Yeezys. He also loves Adidas NMDs, which he claims to have over forty pairs of. Dude is just a sneakerhead trying to get a fit off in between rounds while globetrotting in his Ferrari.
As someone who owns two pairs of Yeezys (did you guys know that I own two pairs of Yeezys? Because I own two pairs of Yeezys), I know that you can’t just be buying these without some major planning and a little saving. The fact that one of his main motivators for playing in so many tournaments is so he can fuel is Yeezy and Ferrari diet might have just skyrocketed him from a golfer I like to a golfer that I’m completely obsessed with. I mean, this dude literally takes no days off. He’s looking for a Yeezy plug in Akron fucking Ohio.
He’s on a wave and all we can do is hope to survive in his wake. .
[via SB Nation]
Image via Chad Coleman