As the world witnesses a great game at the 2019 PGA Championship, one thing we know for sure is that Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand nationality is a rising star with great potential in the sport of golf.
Affectionately nicknamed ‘Smooth Jazz’, he is a professional golfer from Thailand who plays on both the European and Asian Tours.
Scroll through this article as we give you a little background on the emerging talent who took a short sabbatical from playing in 2016, six years after turning pro in December 2010.
After displaying the two solid rounds at the 2019 PGA Championship, Jazz is certainly making name for himself at golf’s major championship.
Topping the 2019 SMBC Singapore Open in January by two shots, Jazz is solidifying his status as one of the youngest, top-earning golfers to emerge from Thailand.
Playing at international tournaments since age 14, Jazz reportedly enjoyed the biggest boost his personal fortune with scoring 67 & moving for second place in a tie with Harold Varner III at PGA Championship.
As his fortune continues to grow annually with his domination at a golf course as well as from commercial deals, it’s only a matter of time that he will reckon as the leading and highest earning golfer.
But, for now, this young sportsperson Jazz Janewattananond has kept the actual figure of his net worth or salary away from the media and public sight.
Currently ranked #72 in the world, the 20-something is just getting started with his career and prefers to stay focus to achieve his bigger dreams.
Just too young to be married or have a wife, Jazz Janewattananond appears to be a single man with no indication of being in a relationship or the presence of a girlfriend as of May 2019.
Born in 1995, Jazz Janewattananond currently ages 23 but is just 6 months away from blowing his 24th birthday candles on November 26.
It’s impressive enough to look at the amount of success and career records this 5-feet-9-inches (1.75m) stature has already accomplished at this young age.
On that note, Jazz became the youngest golfer to play on the Asian Tour at the 2010 Asian Tour International, which he achieved at the age of fourteen years and 71 days.
According to Jazz Janewattananond’s Wiki page, he was born Atiwit Janewattananond in Bangkok, Thailand, but he switched to the name given by his father over his love for jazz music.
After turning professional at age fifteen in 2010, he played his first game at the Japan Golf Tour Event in September 2011 and later at the 2011 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, where he finished tied at the 65th place.
After enjoying a year of professional playing, he went on a short sabbatical at the end of the 2016 European Tour to join the monkhood.
With his subsequent return on the golf course, his career took significant rise and this young man tasted his first victory on the Asian Tour in February 2017, followed by the 2018 season win at the Queen’s Cup in his native land.
Jazz kicked off this year with a win by two shots at the SMBC Singapore Open in January and the victory ranked him with the globe’s top 100 and qualified him for the 2019 Open Championship and 2019 PGA Championship.