10 Things You Didn’t Know About Madalitso Muthiya

  1. Madalitso Muthiya (born 8 February 1983) is a Zambianprofessional golfer.
  2. Muthiya took up golf at the age of six and at fifteen
  3. He caught the attention of Zambian president Frederick Chiluba, who helped to arrange for him to play a junior tournament in the United States.
  4. Muthiya participatedin the 1999 Nolan Henke/Patty Berg Junior Masters in Fort Myers, Florida.
  5. Muthiya won in the 16- to 18-year-old age group.
  6. He went on to play college golf at the University of New Mexico before turning professional in 2005.
  7. Muthiya finished second in the 2006 Zambian Open and joined the Canadian Tour in 2006.
  8. However his main claim to fame is that in 2006 he came through qualifying to become the first Zambian and black African to play in the U.S. Open.
  9. He played on the Nationwide Tour in 2010 where his best finish was T-7 at the Mylan Classic.
  10. In July 2016, he won his first Sunshine Tour title in a Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour event, the first Zambian to win on the Sunshine Tour and only the fourth black African.