11 Things You Didn't Know About Atthaya Thitikul

11 Things You Didn't Know About Atthaya Thitikul

Atthaya Thitikul Things You Didn't Know
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Get to know Thailand's, Atthaya Thitikul, a little bit better.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Atthaya Thitikul

Atthaya Thitikul is one of the games' brightest future stars. Born in 2003, she already has multiple victories on the Ladies European Tour.

With Thitikul establishing herself among the world's elite, get to know her here.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Atthaya Thitikul

1. Atthaya Thitikul was born 20th February 2003 in Ratchaburi, Thailand.

2. She started playing the game when she only six-years-old.

Atthaya Thitikul Things You Didn't Know

Hinako Shibuno poses with Thitikul at the 2019 Women's British Open at Woburn Golf Club. (Photo by Warren Little/WME IMG/WME IMG via Getty Images)

3. Her nicknames are Jeen and Jeeno Jat.

4. Thitikul is a former world amateur number one.

5. In 2017, she won the European Thailand Ladies Championship. This win came just four months after her 14th birthday. In the process, she became the youngest winner of a professional golf tournament.

6. During that year she competed at the Junior Dutch Open, carding a course record round of 8-under-par to win the tournament by eight strokes.

7. Thitikul is sponsored by Hana Financial Group. The group already supports the likes of Patty Tavatanakit (opens in new tab), Lydia Ko (opens in new tab) and Minjee Lee. (opens in new tab)

8. Before turning professional, Thitikul had 16 amateur victories. These included gold at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics and leading amateur at the Women's Open Championship in 2018 at Royal Lytham (opens in new tab) and 2019 at Woburn.

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9. Turning professional in 2020, she already had two professional wins on the Ladies European Tour, both coming at the Ladies European Thailand Championship.

10. Thitikul is currently coached by Kris Assawapimonporn who is the head professional at ASA Golf Academy in Thailand.

11. Turning professional at the start of 2020, her career was put on hold due to Covid. However, since golf's return, she has picked up her third LET victory at the Czech Ladies Open.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.