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Malik Dao

Biography

Date of Birth
May 3, 2004
Hometown
Notre-Dame-Ile-Perrot, Que.
Home Club
Summerlea Golf & Country Club
School
High School
Years on Team
First year

Dao joins the Junior Boy's Squad as one of three players hailing from Quebec. The Notre-Dame-de l’Île-Perrot native notched two wins this summer, first at the 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Atlantic Championship, and then followed it up with a win at the 2019 Quebec Junior Boys Match Play Championship. Additionally, Dao finished top-10 in both the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship and the 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Fall Series East.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

My name is pretty short, people just call me Malik.

Q: How did you get into golf?

My dad is a passionate golfer. He brought me to the range one day and I loved it!

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

I make a line on my ball to help me line up.

Q: Do you have any siblings, If so, how old?

I have a sister. Her name is Céleste, she’s 18.

Q: What was the last book you read?

Le Passager from Patrick Senécal in a french class.

Q: Who would you play in a movie about your life?

I would be nice if it could be Tom Cruise.

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

I am a pretty good snowboarder.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

Pull-ups are the worse!

Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

It was a photo with my friends in a golf tournament.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

It is surrounded by a lake which offers nice views.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

When I’m playing bad, I change the color of my line on my ball.

Q:What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

I have so many training aids.

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

Remember the Name by Fort Minor

Highlights

  • Champion- 2019 Future Links Atlantic
  • T9 – 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship
  • Champion – 2019 Quebec Junior Boys Match Play
  • 2nd – 2019 Future Links Fall Series East

Equipment

Driver: Titleist, TS3
Woods: Titleist, TS3
Irons: Titleist, T100
Wedges: Vokey Design, SM7
Putter: Scotty Cameron
Ball: Titleist ProV1