Born:Jan 30, 1966 in Hua Hin, Thailand.
Multiple wins on the Asian and Japan Tours.
Marksaeng has been a member of the Asian Tour since its begining in 1995. He was one of the first ten players to reach a million US dollars in career earnings on the Tour. In 1999 he became the first player from Thailand to qualify for The Open Championship.
Played as the SMBC Singapore Open (Jan 19-22; Asian/Jpn Trs season-opener). Second-placed Juvic Pagunsan (Phil), Phachara Khongwatmai (Thai), Jbe Kruger (RSA) and Young-han Song (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Marksaeng (Thai). [Serapong course, Sentosa GC, Singapore].
Played as the Queen's Cup (June 18-21; Asian Tour event; in honour of Queen Sirikit of Thailand). Second-placed Thanykon Khrongpha (Thai) finished 2 shots behind 49-year-old Prayad Marksaeng (Thai), who claimed his second win in three years in this event, and ninth Asian Tour win overall. [Santiburi Samui CC, Koh Samui Island, Thailand].
Played as the Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open (July 23-26; Japan Tour event). Second-placed Young-han Song (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind 49-year-old Prayad Marksaeng (Thai), who claimed his fifth win on the Japan Tour. [Grandee Nasushirakawa GC, Fukushima, Jpn].
Played as the King's Cup Golf Hua Hin (Jan 16-19, 2014; Asian Tr 2013 season-ending event). Second-placed Rikard Karlberg (Swe) finished 1 shot behind Marksaeng (Thai). [Black Mountain GC, Hua Hin, Thailand].
Played as the Queen's Cup Bangkok Airways (June 13-16; Asian Tour event; in honour of Queen Sirikit of Thailand). Second-placed Arnond Vongvanij (Thai) finished 3 shots behind Prayad Marksaeng (Thai). [Santiburi Samui CC, Koh Samui Island, Thailand].
Played as the Thailand Open (March 14-17; OneAsia/Jpn Trs event). Second-placed Scott Strange (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Marksaeng (Thai), who became only the third Thai to win his national title. [Thana City G&SC, nr Bangkok, Thailand].
Played as the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament (Nov 20-23; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Marksaeng (Thai). [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].
Played as the Volvo Masters of Asia (Dec 6-9; Asian Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Juvic Pagunsan (Phi) and Chris Rodgers (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Marksaeng (Thai), who birdied the final hole to secure his win. [Thai CC, Bangkok, Thailand].
Played as the Crowne Plaza Open (Sept 29-Oct 2; Asian Tr event). Marksaeng (Thai) beat Marcus Both (Aus) at the first playoff hole. [Grand Epoch City GC, Xianghe, Beijing, China].
Played as the inaugural Casino Filipino Open (Feb 17-20; Asian Tr event; as distinct from the much older Philippine Open held later in the year). Second-placed Ted Purdy (USA), Mike Cunning (USA) and Tatsuhiko Ichihara (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Marksaeng (Thai). [Masters course, Manila Southwoods G&CC, Carmona, nr Manila, Philippines].
Played as the Lexus International (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Arjun Atwal (India) finished 1 shot behind Marksaeng (Thai). [Bangpoo GC, nr Bangkok, Thailand].
Played as the Yokohama Singapore PGA Championship (Asian Tr event). Second-placed Kasiadi (Indonesia) finished 1 shot behind Marksaeng (Thai). [Palm course, Raffles CC, Singapore].
Played as the Volvo China Open (May 30-Jun 2; Asian Tour event). Second-placed Yu-shu Hsieh (Taiw) finished 9 shots behind 30-year-old Prayad Marksaeng (Thai), who recorded his first Asian Tour win. [Beijing Intl GC, Changping, Beijing, China].
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