Ex-tennis star Paradorn Srichapan of Thailand contemplating golf career now
BANGKOK (AFP) - He's a former top-10 tennis player who has dabbled in politics, business and acting. Now Thailand's Paradorn Srichaphan is taking on possibly his most ambitious challenge - professional golf.
Despite taking up the game just two years ago, the 33-year-old is hopeful of making the unusual transition to a pro career, and this week he will make his second invitational appearance on the Asean PGA Tour.
"To make a living (from golf) is not my goal," Paradorn said, according to a press release from tour organisers. "My goal is to be the first Asian athlete changing from other another sport to play professional golf.
"Scott Draper from Australia, a top-50 player in world at tennis, he turned pro in Australia playing golf - he was the first one.