Pakistani Golf Ace Who Didn’t Turn Pro
A legend back home in Pakistan, the 53-year-old has won his country’s National title an amazing 16 times. Sadly, the enormous talent was never put to good use. He never turned pro. He was not allowed to. His father resorted to emotional blackmail to keep his older son from seeking greener pastures on the greens far away from home. “Son, you don’t know how good you are, just keep playing,” was what golfing legend Jack Nicklaus told Taimur Hassan Amin during one of his visits to the United States as an amateur. Coming as it did from the big man himself, Timmy, as Hassan is affectionately called, must have been a golfer of great class.