Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung is hoping to get into some events on the Challenge Tour in Europe later this year.
With the Asian Tour and local PGM Tour still on hold, Nicholas revealed that his management company, Sweden-headquartered P4M Golf Management, is trying to get him a few starts on the European Tour’s secondary circuit.
“My management company, P4M, is trying to arrange something for me on the European Challenge Tour. Maybe they will be able to get me some events to play in around May to July,” noted the 30-year-old.
Noting that local pros are struggling to eke out a living, Nicholas voiced his hope that the PGM Tour will be able to restart once the ongoing Movement Control Order (MCO) is lifted. “Hopefully once the MCO is lifted, they are able to host some events for the local pros. I know it’s not been easy for most of the pros and they’re having a difficult time now, so hopefully we will have tournaments soon.”
Nicholas spent four months in Dubai late last year training and doing some coaching, during which time he also managed to play in the European Tour’s Golf In Dubai Championship at Jumeirah Golf Estates where he narrowly missed the cut by one shot.
Having been away for so long, Nicholas is looking forward to his first Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur with wife Suki and baby daughter Hannah, who was born last August. Nicholas is from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, while Suki hails from Bidor, Perak.
“This will be my first Chinese New Year in KL as usually I go back to my hometown, and the last two years after the third day we’ve been going to my wife’s place in Perak. I think the most important thing is for everyone to stay safe. And it will be good because I can spend more time with my wife and baby girl,” said Nicholas.
Since turning pro in 2010, Nicholas has won numerous professional titles including one Asian Tour event in the 2017 Queen’s Cup in Thailand. He topped the Asian Development Tour Order of Merit in 2013.