Paphangkorn ‘Patty’ Tavatanakit is a Thai rising star with 2 wins already on Symetra Tour a few weeks after turned pro. She has so much potential to be succeed in LPGA Tour and follow Ariya Jutanaugarn, her idol, to become the top golfer in the World in a few more years. Here is 10 Things You Probably didn’t know about Patty Tavatanakit.
“Seeing they can do it proves to us that we can be up here too. It really drives the younger generation.” – Patty Tavatanakit on The Jutanugarn Sisters
1.Shortly after graduated from KPIS International School, Bangkok Thailand, Patty Tavatanakit enrolled in UCLA Psychology Department and planned to focus on her degree before playing full time in Symetra Tour and LPGA Tour.
2.Patty Tavatanakit’s real Thai Nick name is ‘Meow’ while ‘Patty’ is what her friends usually call her as a much easier to pronounce version of her name ‘Paphangkorn’, so she decided to go by the name ‘Patty’ in professional golf instead.
3.Patty decided to turned pro on May 27th 2019, shortly after finished tie for 26th at ANA Inspirations 2019. She submitted her request to USGA then US Women Open 2019 became the first event she played as a pro.
4.Patty is only the second Thai golfer to awarded The Rolex Junior Player of the Year from American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) in 2016. The First Thai to received the award? Ariya Jutanugarn.
5.Patty recently joined IMG Sport Agency which taking care of some big names like the Jutanugarn Sisters, Michelle Wie, Hideki Matsuyama and so on.
Fact: Patty Tavatanakit born on 11 October 1999, she is 20 years old when won her fist symetra tour trophy just a few weeks after turned pro.
6.Patty had a very impressive performance in U.S. Women’s collegiate golf as a UCLA team member, she won NCAA East Lansing Regional a few weeks before she turned pro.
7.Patty’s two consecutive wins on Symetra Tour at Donald Ross Classic and Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic earned her $75,121 with just four starts in Symetra Tour! She has plenty of opportunities left to dominate and make her first year as a pro a year to remember.
8.Patty usually connects with Social Media via her twitter account: @Patty_MPT. While you can also follow her via Instagram account: @meawzypatty_mpt
9.Patty’s life outside the fairway is nothing but a chillout, she loves movies, except, of course, a horror. Her favorite Thai band is ‘Slot Machine’, a famous rock band.
10.Patty’s tweet after her first win reflex her attitude and willingness to become a better golf everyday:
“When you believe in yourself and have goals, the sky’s the limit. Truly unforgettable experience in @visitfrenchlick this week with my first professional win at the #DonaldRossClassic! Thank you to everyone who helped get me here…I’m going to enjoy this” – Patty Tavatanakit
Patty Tavatanakit’s Impressive Achievements through the years
The low amateur at the U.S. Women’s Open 2019
Won Donald Ross Classic and Danielle Downey Credit Union Classic in Symetra Tour
WGCA and Pac-12 Conference Freshman of the Year
WGCA First Team All-American and All-Pac-12 First Team
2016 AJGA Rolex Junior Player of the Year and Rolex Junior First Team All-American
2015-2016 Thailand Amateur Ladies Golf Association Player of the Year
won the 2015 Los Angeles Junior Open at Hillcrest Country Club
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