A look at the players who have qualified to play at the 2015 Open Championship at St Andrews

By Jac de Wet

Open 2015 players: Asia

The contenders from Asia most likely to do well in the Open are Japanese international Hideki Matsuyama and Thailand’s  Thongchai Jaidee.

Although neither have an Open Championship title to their name, Matsuyama (currently ranked 24th in the world) came close with a valiant effort producing a T6 finish in the 2013 Open.

He also came 5th in this years Masters Tournament and 18th in the US Open this year, so therefore could prove to be a real force heading into next weeks competition.

Take a look at the history of St Andrews in the video below

 

The other leading contestant from Asia is Thongchai Jaidee who is 33rd on the world rankings . His best result came in the 2009 Open Championship where he came 13th.

Byeong-Hun An

Name: Byeong-Hun An

Nationality: South Korean

Best Place in an Open: 26th

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Name: Kiradech Aphibarnrat

Nationality: Thai

Best Place in an Open: 1st

Hiroyuki Fujita

Name: Hiroyuki Fujita

Nationality: Japanese

Best Place in an Open: 41st

Yuta Ikeda

Name: Yuta Ikeda

Nationality: Japanese

Best Place in an Open: 38th

Thongchai Jaidee

Name: Thongchai Jaidee

Nationality: Thai

Best Place in an Open: 13th

Anirban Lahiri

Name: Anirban Lahiri

Nationality: Indian

Best Place in an Open: 31st

Hideki Matsuyama

Name: Hideki Matsuyama

Nationality: Japanese

Best Place in an Open: 6th

Koumei Oda

Name: Koumei Oda

Nationality: Japanese

Best Place in an Open: 39th

Tadahiro Takayama

Name: Tadahiro Takayama

Nationality: Japanese

Best Place in an Open: 23rd

Taichi Teshima

Name: Taichi Teshima

Nationality: Japanese

Best Place in an Open: N/A

Liang Wen-Chong

Name: Liang Wen-Chong

Nationality: Chinese

Best Place in an Open: 64th

Gunn Yang

Name: Gunn Yang

Nationality: South Korean

Best Place in an Open: 26th