Kiradech in the limelight

Thai golfer Kiradech Aphibarnrat made an emotional tribute to his late coach as he dominated the Asian Tour awards night by winning three prizes, including Player of the Year.

The 24-year-old was also honoured for winning last year's Order of Merit and received a Special Achievement Award.

Kiradech lost his coach Natpasit Chokthanasart to pneumonia last December. He was 58.

Separately, Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee, 44, was named Player of the Decade after collecting three Order of Merit wins and 13 tournament victories. - AFP.