Kyi Hla Han – A Legend Gone Too Soon

Kyi Hla Han – a name synonymous with professional golf in Asia and the 27-year-old Asian Tour. Born in 1961. A legend gone at age 61.

Kyi Hla as he was known to thousands of golf fans, will be remembered as one of Asia’s best golfers. He reigned supreme from 1980 through to 2004 as a champion and was affectionately known as the “Burmese Bandit”. During his reign, he had ten “Top Tier” victories including illustrious titles such as the Singapore Open and the Volvo China Open along with dozens of regional tournament victories.

The highpoint of Kyi Hla’s playing career came when he won the Asian Order of Merit in 1999, his proudest achievement as a player.

From 2004 to 2016, Kyi Hla served as the Executive Chairman of the Asian Tour. Kyi Hla Han guided the Tour’s meteoric rise into golf world prominence. He was responsible to gain the Asian Tour the right to be the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia.

ASIAN GOLF would like to take this opportunity of saluting a great champion and leader for golf. He will be missed by an industry that he helped build.

Kyi Hla – you will be remembered by all who love this noble game of golf.