Filipino Olympians: 5 facts to know about golfer Juvic Pagunsan

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KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - FEBRUARY 18:  Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines putts on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Maybank Championship Malaysia at Royal Selangor Golf Club on February 18, 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
Filipino Olympian Juvic Pagunsan. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)
  • Juvic Pagunsan has been active in the Philippine golfing scene since the 2000s.

NEW TAIPEI CITY, TAIWAN - OCTOBER 06:  Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines during the third round of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club on October 6, 2018 in New Taipei City, Taiwan.  (Photo by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour/Asian Tour via Getty Images)
Filipino golfer Juvic Pagunsan. (Photo by Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour/Asian Tour via Getty Images)
  • At the age of 43, he is the oldest member of the Tokyo-bound Philippine contingent.

KASAOKA, JAPAN - MAY 30: Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines poses with the trophy after the award ceremony after earning an exemption into The 149th Open via the Mizuno Open at JFE Setonaikai Golf Club on May 30, 2021 in Kasaoka, Okayama, Japan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
Filipino golfer Juvic Pagunsan. (Photo by Toru Hanai/R&A/R&A via Getty Images)
  • He turned pro in 2006 and has since taken part in various golf tournaments such as the Japan Golf Tour, Asian Tour, European Tour and the Open Championship.

FANLING, HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 18:  Juvic Pagunsan of The Philippines gestures on the 13th hole during the third round of the UBS Hong Kong Open at the Hong Kong Golf Club on November 18, 2006 in Fanling, Hong Kong.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Filipino golfer Juvic Pagunsan. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
  • He brought honor to the country at the SEA Games back in 2001 and 2005, where he pocketed a total of three golds and a bronze medal.

Filipino golfer Juvic Pagunsan. (Photo: Philippine Sports Commission/Facebook)
Filipino golfer Juvic Pagunsan. (Photo: Philippine Sports Commission/Facebook)
  • A decade and a half into his illustrious career, he is set to make his first Olympic appearance.

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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