Jazz Is Flying the Thai Flag

Jazz Is Flying the Thai Flag

In just a few short years as a golf professional, Jazz Janewattananod has jumped into the top 30 in the World Golf Rankings, and he is only 24 years old.

Jazz as he is known lives in Hua Hin and is sponsored by Black Mountain Golf Resort, also firm favorite among Golfasian vacationers.

Banyan Winner

First Big Win in SingaporeI first met Jazz at Banyan Golf Club also in Hua Hin when he won the MENA golf tour. He told me he wants to get his card on the Asian Tour and amazingly he managed to chip in on his last hole at Q School to grab the last card for the Asian Tour Season.

Soon after he started winning tournaments and against all the big names won the 2019 Singapore Open at Sentosa. This opened up the world to him and he was able to play in the Masters and the British Open.

It also earnt him a coveted spot on the 2019 PGA Championships. Here Jazz found a local caddie who knew the course, and by day three he was tied 2nd and the American TV started to follow this golfer called JAZZ!!!

Asian Tour Number 1

He eventually came in tied 14th, but the experience had been worthwhile as he went on to win the Asian Tour order of merit for the year.

Not to rest on his laurels I met up with him just before Christmas when he turned up for his 35th tournament of the year, at the Thailand Golf Championship hosted by Phoenix Gold Golf & Country Club in Pattaya. He went onto win that event too and his rise into the top 40 of the World’s Golf Rankings was cemented.

2020 Looking Good

So far in 2020 he was come 4th in the Hong Kong Open, and 3rd in the Singapore Open. And he now heads off to the Middle East swing and the World Golf Championships.

Later on, you will see him at this years Masters and the British Open too.

His goal is to join his fellow Thai, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and get his PGA Tour card for 2021.

However, he still keeps his feet firmly on the ground, living with his parents in Hua Hin, so maybe during your next vacation you will bump into him at Black Mountain too.

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