Dao, who joins the Junior Boys Squad for his second year, is one of three players originating from Québec. The Notre-Dame-de l’Île-Perrot native notched a major victory this summer with a win at the 2020 Québec Men’s Amateur Championship.
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.
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
Driver: Titleist, TS3
Woods: Titleist, TS3
Irons: Titleist, T100
Wedges: Vokey Design, SM7
Putter: Scotty Cameron
Ball: Titleist Pro V1