Mr. Atiwit Janewattananond

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Mr. Atiwit Janewattananond

Atiwit “Jazz” Janewattananond is a Thai professional golfer who plays on both the Asian and European Tours. Janewattananond turned professional in December 2010. In September 2011 he played in his first Japan Golf Tour event, the 2011 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, where he made the cut and finished tied for 65th.

Janewattananond achieved his first career win on the Asian Tour in February 2017 at the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open. He won again during the 2018 season at the Queen’s Cup in his home county, Thailand. He also qualified for the 2018 Open Championship, but failed to make the cut.

In January 2019, Janewattananond won the SMBC Singapore Open by two shots, a tournament co-sanctioned by the Japan Tour and the Asian Tour. This win brought him into the world top 100 and secured him a place in the 2019 Open Championship. His position in the world top 100 also gave him a place in the 2019 PGA Championship where he finished tied for 14th place. He had been tied for second place after three rounds but a final round 77 dropped him down the field. He won three more Asian Tour events in 2019, winning the Kolon Korea Open in June, the BNI Indonesian Masters and the Thailand Masters in December. His Indonesian Masters win lifted him into the world top-50 for the first time and earned him a place in the 2020 Masters Tournament.

Janewattananond recorded his best finish on the European Tour with a second place finish at the Kenya Savannah Classic in March 2021. He was defeated in a playoff by Daniel van Tonder.