Who's who: Patty Tavatanakit

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Who's who: Patty Tavatanakit

  • Name:

    Paphangkorn "Patty" Tavatanakit
  • Also known as:

    Patty; Meow.
  • Country:

    Thailand
  • Born:

    Oct 11, 1999 in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    2020 (aged 19)

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): ANA Inspiration (2021). LPGA Rookie of the Year Award (2021).

Did you know?

Tavatanakit was inspired to pick-up the game as an 8-year-old, not so much from her golf-playing father, but from the televised celebrations of another Tiger Woods win. After a successful amateur career in Thailand and then at the University of California, Los Angeles with the UCLA Bruins, Tavatanakit turned professional in 2020. She promptly won a women's major championship in her rookie LPGA Tour season in April 2021, unsurpisingly taking the Tour's Rookie of the Year honours for that year.

The most powerful weapon in Tavatanakit's golfing armoury is her drive, often averaging 325 yards from the tee.

Top tournaments won by Patty Tavatanakit

2024
Europe
Riyadh GC
270 (-18)
US$750,00
Aramco / PIF

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Tavatanakit, Patty

Venue

Riyadh GC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

US$750,00

Title sponsor

Aramco / PIF

Played as the Aramco Saudi Ladies International presented by PIF (Feb 15-18; Ladies European Tour event). Second-placed Esther Henseleit (Ger) finished 7 shots behind 24-year-old wire-to-wire winner Patty Tavatanakit (Thai), who recorded her first win on the Ladies European Tour. [Riyadh GC, Saudi Arabia].

2024
Asia
267 (-21)
$255,000
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Tavatanakit, Patty

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

$255,000

Title sponsor

Honda

Played as the Honda LPGA Thailand (Feb 22-25; LPGA Tour event). Second-placed Albane Valenzuela (Sui) finished 1 shot behind Patty Tavatanakit (Thai), who, one week earlier, recorded a win in Saudi Arabia on the Ladies European Tour. [Old course, Siam CC, Pattaya].

2021
Awards
1211 pts
n/a
Rolex

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Tavatanakit, Patty

Venue

Score

1211 pts

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Rolex

Patty Tavatanakit (Tha) won the LPGA Tour 2021 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player. Using a season-long points system (based on finishes in Tour events), Tavatanakit accumulated 1,211 pts (earning $1,393,437 in the process). Leona Maguire (Ire) was second with 847 pts ($885,141); Yealimi Noh (USA) was third with 618 pts ($708,162).

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Tavatanakit, Patty

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

$465,000

Title sponsor

ANA

The ANA Inspiration (50th) (April 1-4). Second-placed Lydia Ko (NZ) finished 2 shots behind 21-year-old wire-to-wire winner Patty Tavatanakit (Thai), who recorded her first LPGA Tour win, and became the first LPGA Tour rookie to win this event since Juli Inkster in 1984. [Dinah Shore Tournament course, Mission Hills CC, Rancho Mirage, CA].

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