Daniel Goes Close in Taiwan

September 15th, 2014 by Samantha Chopra

September 15: Daniel produced a fine performance in finishing joint fourth in the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taiwan at the weekend.

The two-time US PGA Tour winner fired rounds of 71, 68, 69 and 72 to end the tournament on eight-under 280.

He finished three shots shy of the play-off between Thailand’s Prom Meesawat and Miguel Tabuena from the Philippines. Prom won on the second play-off hole.

It was an encouraging performance by Chopra who will look to continue that form into this week’s Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters in Malaysia.

He earned a cheque for US$20,716.

Two victories on the PGA Tour catapulted Daniel onto the world stage. His breakthrough came in 2007 when he recorded his first win at the Ginn sur Mer Classic. That victory earned him a place in the prestigious season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii the following year where he went on to take top spot.

Daniel has won on nearly every Tour in the game of golf and he has claimed 14 professional tournaments around the world. The list includes three Web.Com Tour events, three events in Europe, and six tournaments in Asia (two each in India, Malaysia, and Chinese Taipei).

The talented golfer played on 10 different golf tours on four continents before joining the PGA Tour in 2004.

Half Indian and half Swedish, he moved to India when he was seven and was raised by his grandparents in New Delhi. He won the All-India Junior Championship at age 14 as well as the Doug Sanders World Junior title.