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Gulf Talent - Rayhan Thomas, rising through the ranks of golf
2016-02-24
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Our Sport360 Stories focuses on some of the UAE's most talented competitors, this week golfing mad Rayhan Thomas.
In the second episode of Sport360 Stories we meet Rayhan Thomas, an Indian national residing in the UAE.At just 16 years of age, Rayhan is ranked the UAE's number one amateur after winning the Emirates Golf Federation Order of Merit in 2015.This season has started superbly too, with Thomas winning the Qatar Open which saw him awarded a place in the field of the 2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.Having taken up home schooling last year, his dedication to the game is stronger than ever.Coached by Justin Parsons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf, Rayhan has consistently been winning tournaments for a number of years.With Tiger Woods at the top of the list when it comes to inspirational figureheads, Thomas also explains how the unwavering support of his parents has helped him in pursuit of one day becoming a professional golfer.In our second episode of Sport360 Stories, we get to know exactly where Rayhan's love of the game comes from and how he plans to make it to the top.