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Patty Tavatanakit

Patty Tavatanakit
Patty Tavatanakit returned to the winner’s circle for the first time in over 1,000 days when she triumphed in the Honda LPGA Thailand in February 2024.
Four sub-70 rounds were enough for Tavatanakit to hold off Albane Valenzuela and win by one stroke – in doing so becoming the second Thai champion of the event.
Tavatanakit finished as the low amateur in the first five majors of her career, including a tie for fifth at the 2018 US Women’s Open which was won by her fellow Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn. Tavatanakit was just 18 at the time.
After turning professional in 2020 the former world junior champion and American college star achieved her major breakthrough at the 2021 ANA Inspiration, beating Lydia Ko by two shots, again with four rounds in the 60s; subsequently becoming the first rookie to win the ANA Inspiration since Juli Inkster in 1984.
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.