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Professional golfer

Thongchai Jaidee, Thai professional golfer. Recipient Order of Merit, Asian Tour, 2001, 2004, 2009, Player's Player of Year award, 2004, 2009, Diplomatic passport, Prime Minister Thailand, 2004.

Background

Jaidee, Thongchai was born on November 8, 1969 in Lopburi, Thailand.

Education

He first played in a major championship in the 2001 U.S. Open and finished tied 74th.

Career

Jaidee did not start playing golf until he was sixteen, and he later went into the Royal Thai Army where he was a paratrooper. In 2006 he received a special invitation to play in the Masters Tournament. He was the second Thai to play in the Masters after Sukree Onsham, who did so in 1970 and 1971, and by doing so, he became the first Thai to play in all four major championships.

After his victory in the Volvo Masters of Asia in 2006 he reached 75 in the Official World Golf Rankings. He topped the Asian Tour order of merit for a third time in 2009. Jaidee held the 54 hole lead by a stroke and shot a 67 in the final round to claim victory.

1995 Pakistan Amateur Open Championship European Tour wins (7) Asian Tour wins (13) Other wins (2) DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut WD = Withdrew "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10. Summary Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (2013 Open – 2014 Masters) Longest streak of top-10s – 0 Results not in chronological order prior to 2015. DNP = Did not play WD = Withdrew QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play "T" = Tied Yellow background for top-10.

Achievements

  • Achievements include becoming first Thai winner on European Tour. Winner, European Tour events including Carlsberg Malaysian Open, 2004, 05. Winner, Asian Tour events including Volvo Masters of Asia, 2003, 06, Hana Bank Vietnam Masters, 2008, Johnnie Walker Cambodian Open, 2008, Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia Open, 2009, Ballantine's Championship, 2009.

    Winner, other professional events including Kolon Cup Korean Open, 2000, Singha Bangkok Open, 2000, 2001, Wils Indian Open, 2001, Myanmar Open, 2002, 2004. Third golfer to win consecutive Malaysian Opens since tournament's founding in 1962. First place finishes in stroke average and greens in regulation classifications, Asian Tour, 2004.

Views

In 2005 he successfully defended his Malaysian Open title.

Connections

Married Namfon Jaidee.

spouse:
Namfon Jaidee