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Bring on the Barn Rat

You’ve heard of the “Alpha-Dog.”

And the “Alpha-Male.”

But how about the “Alpha-Barn Rat?”Kiradech_Aphibarnrat

Meet Kiradech Aphibarnrat, also known as Anujit Hirunratanakorn.

John Wayne was born as Marion Morrison.  All the greats must need to have 2 names.

Without question, this is the one international golfer that is most needed on the PGA Tour.  Hands down. Bar none.

Ok, ok, technically his name’s not “Alpha-Barn-Rat,” it’s Aphibarnrat, but it’s so close, it’s scary.

20130918_Kiradech-CROPFirst, a little bio on my big man, the Barn Rat.  He’s 25 years old, is from Bangkok, Thailand, and makes his living on the Asian, European and Japanese Tours.  With 4 wins worldwide, plus 4 junior world titles, the guy’s no hack.

However, he’s referred to as “Asia’s John Daly!” Yep, this is not your typical PGA Tour clone.  For instance, checking in at 5’8″ and 230 lbs, he’s already working on that “Baby Daly” frame. He’s also known to tug on the the smokes like JD, but here’s the best part.  The backswing!  Daly-esque! Almost to his left knee it goes!  Check it out in slow-mo below.barnrat

Plus (along with being a plus size), the guy’s a player.  Golfer, that is. The svelte one is currently 84th in the Official World Golf Rankings, which means he’s almost lapping that guy named “Woods” twice, you know the one we keep writing about and the TV can’t quit showing when he decides to play in at tournament here and there.

All it took was one major at Crooked Stick for Daly to become a folk hero.  Give the Barn Rat a few months on the PGA Tour and if a win happens, it’ll be like the Beatles hitting the states on their first U.S. tour in 1964.

Loudmouth Golf will be all over him.

Instead of Rap Music, the tour can have “Rat Music!”

We gotta have this guy over here!

Certainly a GolfBetter Podcast opportunity that we could add that to our list of notables.  Nicklaus, Palmer, Player, Trevino, Watson, Norman, Venturi……Barn Rat!

I like the sound of it!

Bring on the Barn Rat!