Jazz Janewattananond

Atiwit "Jazz" Janewattananond (Thai: อติวิชญ์ "แจ๊ส" เจนวัฒนานนท์, born 26 November 1995) is a Thai professional golfer who plays on both the Asian and European Tours.

Jazz Janewattananond
Personal information
Full nameAtiwit Janewattananond
NicknameJazz
Born (1995-11-26) 26 November 1995 (age 25)
Bangkok, Thailand
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
Nationality Thailand
Career
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)Asian Tour
European Tour
Professional wins10
Highest ranking38 (12 January 2020)[1]
(as of 18 April 2021)
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour1
Asian Tour6
Other5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentT51: 2020
PGA ChampionshipT14: 2019
U.S. OpenCUT: 2020
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2018, 2019
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2019

Professional careerEdit

Janewattananond turned professional in December 2010. In September 2011 he played in his first Japan Golf Tour event, the 2011 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, where he made the cut and finished tied for 65th.[2]

Janewattananond achieved his first career win on the Asian Tour in February 2017 at the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open. He won again during the 2018 season at the Queen's Cup in his home county, Thailand. He also qualified for the 2018 Open Championship, but failed to make the cut.

In January 2019, Janewattananond won the SMBC Singapore Open by two shots, a tournament co-sanctioned by the Japan Tour and the Asian Tour. This win brought him into the world top 100 and secured him a place in the 2019 Open Championship.[3] His position in the world top 100 also gave him a place in the 2019 PGA Championship where he finished tied for 14th place. He had been tied for second place after three rounds but a final round 77 dropped him down the field. He won three more Asian Tour events in 2019, winning the Kolon Korea Open in June, the BNI Indonesian Masters and the Thailand Masters in December. His Indonesian Masters win lifted him into the world top-50 for the first time and earned him a place in the 2020 Masters Tournament.

Janewattananond recorded his best finish on the European Tour with a second place finish at the Kenya Savannah Classic in March 2021. He was defeated in a playoff by Daniel van Tonder.[4]

BackgroundEdit

Janewattananond was born in Bangkok, Thailand. His nickname comes from his father, an avid fan of jazz music. At the age of 14 years and 71 days he became the youngest golfer to make the cut on the Asian Tour, which he achieved at the 2010 Asian Tour International in Nakhon Pathom.[5]

Janewattananond took a brief sabbatical from golf at the end of the 2016 European Tour season to join the monkhood, to which he credited the subsequent upturn in his performances on the golf course.[6]

Professional wins (10)Edit

Japan Golf Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 20 Jan 2019 SMBC Singapore Open1 −18 (68-68-65-65=266) 2 strokes   Paul Casey,   Yoshinori Fujimoto

1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

Asian Tour wins (6)Edit

Legend
Indonesian Masters (1)
Other Asian Tour (5)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 4 Feb 2017 Bashundhara Bangladesh Open −17 (64-67-69-67=267) 4 strokes   Siddikur Rahman
2 1 Jul 2018 Queen's Cup −19 (64-66-68-67=265) 4 strokes   Gaganjeet Bhullar
3 20 Jan 2019 SMBC Singapore Open1 −18 (68-68-65-65=266) 2 strokes   Paul Casey,   Yoshinori Fujimoto
4 23 Jun 2019 Kolon Korea Open2 −6 (70-67-69-72=278) 1 stroke   Hwang Inn-choon
5 15 Dec 2019 BNI Indonesian Masters −23 (68-70-62-65=265) 5 strokes   Gunn Charoenkul
6 22 Dec 2019 Thailand Masters −23 (69-67-60-65=261) 5 strokes   Thomas Detry,   Phachara Khongwatmai,
  Suradit Yongcharoenchai

1Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour
2Co-sanctioned by the Korean Tour

MENA Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 4 May 2017 Mahasamutr Masters −6 (70-68-72=210) Playoff   Varanyu Rattanaphaibulkij

All Thailand Golf Tour wins (3)Edit

  • 2013 Road To Panasonic Open Singha All Thailand Championship
  • 2016 Singha Classic
  • 2017 Singha Classic

Playoff recordEdit

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2021 Kenya Savannah Classic   Daniel van Tonder Lost to birdie on third extra hole

Results in major championshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order before 2019 and in 2020.

Tournament 2018 2019 2020
Masters Tournament T51
PGA Championship T14 CUT
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT NT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2019 2020
Championship T53
Match Play NT1
Invitational T59
Champions T14 NT1

1Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Did not play

NT = No tournament
"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 2 2020 Ending 12 Jan 2020" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  2. ^ Jazz Janewattananond – 2011 Japan Golf Tour results
  3. ^ "Jazz finds winning rhythm at the SMBC Singapore Open". Asian Tour. 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ "45/1 tip Daniel Van Tonder wins Kenya Open in dramatic fashion". Sporting Life. 26 March 2021. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  5. ^ Teen star Atiwit quits national team after TGA row
  6. ^ McEwan, Michael (18 May 2019). "The surprising past of US PGA hopeful Jazz Janewattananond". bunkered.

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