Keridatch Aphibarnrat and the Funniest Names in Golf

My monthly guest post on The Blog of Funny Names. Appropriately enough, I’ll play 9 holes this afternoon. Sadly, neither my body nor my sense of humor will hold up for 18,

The Blog of Funny Names

“They call it golf because all the other 4-letter words are taken.”–Raymond Floyd

Next to the ripsnorting humor of baseball and football names, I have to admit that Golf is a bit funny-name challenged.  But all is not lost: seek and ye shall find.  Here is a look at some of the funniest names, past and present, from the game Mark Twain called “a good walk spoiled.”

Keridatch Aphibarnrat is a rising 24-year old Thai player who qualified to play in his first two majors this year.  He has also won on the European tour.  According to Wikipedia he is also known as Anujit HirunratanakornHuh? Don’t ask, I have no idea.  I do know that regardless of what they call him here or in Thailand, any name with “barn rat” in it has to look funny to us.  I must admit that, in my own professional field…

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