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  • Age
  • Turned Pro
    2020
  • Major Victories
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Patty Tavatanakit

Finished low amateur in the first five majors of her career, including a tie for fifth at the 2018 US Women’s Open won by her fellow Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn. She was 18 at the time. After turning professional two years later the former junior world champion and American college star was seeking her first LPGA Tour victory when she achieved major success at the 2021 ANA Inspiration, beating Lydia Ko by two with four sub-70 rounds.

It was followed by finishes of joint fifth in the PGA Championship and tied seventh in the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie only three strokes behind winner Anna Nordqvist. Unsurprisingly she was the tour’s Rookie of the Year.

Last April she went into the final round of the Chevron Championship back at Rancho Mirage in second spot, six strokes adrift of Jennifer Kupcho, and ended up joint fourth.