10 Things You Didn't Know About Wichanee Meechai

Get to know LPGA Tour player, Wichanee Meechai, a little bit better with these 10 facts

Wichanee Meechai hits a tee shot and watches its flight
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1. Wichanee Meechai was born 5th January 1993 in Bangkok, Thailand

2. She started playing golf when she was 13-years-old

3. Meechai credits her family, Singha Corporation and IDEMITSU as having the most influence on her career

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Meechai during the US Women's Open

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4. After a successful amateur career, she turned professional in 2010, at the age of 17

5. Claiming her first professional victory in 2012 at the Singha Classic on the All Thailand Golf Tour, Meechai set a China LPGA Tour record for the lowest round, a 9-under-par 63

6. After victories on the Thai LPGA Tour and Taiwan LPGA Tour, Meechai finished T22 at the final stage of the LPGA Qualifying Tournament to earn full LPGA Membership for the 2016 season

7. Her hobbies include watching movies, cooking and music

8. Despite her LPGA Tour status, Meechai recorded nine top-10 finishes, including three runner-up finishes, to finish fourth on the Epson Tour money list and extend her LPGA Membership for the 2017 season

9. As of writing, her best finish on the LPGA Tour is a tie for fifth at the Pure Silk Championship

10. Along with her best finish on the LPGA Tour, her best year came in 2022, when she made 19 cuts and over $300,000 in 28 events

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x