Thailand women’s golf “Why did you become so strong?”

The power of women’s golf in Thailand is amazing. She is showing her dominance on the LPGA Tour. Thailand won the Hanwha Life Plus International Crown, a women’s national golf competition that ended on the 8th at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California, USA. Sisters Moriya-Eriya Jutanugarn, Ataya Titikkun, and Patty Tawatanagit led the way to the top.

Thailand defeated Japan, Korea, and Australia in turn in three group stage matches. They showed their potential by beating the United States in the semifinals and Australia again in the final. It is a remarkable record of 11 wins and 1 loss in 12 games in this tournament. Defending champion Korea, with Ko Jin-young, Jeon In-ji, Kim Hyo-joo and Choi Hye-jin, was also under pressure from Thailand. The United States, which prides itself on being the best in the world, also put forward Nelly Corda, Lilia Bu, Lexi Thompson, and Daniel Kang, but only managed to win one game. Why is Thailand so strong? We analyzed the power of women’s golf in Thailand, which has now become the center of golf in the periphery of world golf.

This is the power of women’s golf in Thailand. Eriya Jutanugarn, Patty Tawatanakit, Moriya Jutanugarn and Ataya Titikkun (from left) rejoice right after winning the Hanwha LifePlus International Crown.

Thailand is a country of fire and water. Good players keep coming out. Above all, the harmony between old and new stands out. Eriya is called ‘Pak Se-ri of Thailand’. In 2016, he became the first Thai player to become a major champ, and with five wins in the season, he won prize money queen, player of the year, and first place in the CME Globe Race. Since then, he has steadily built up wins and is a 12-win champion on the LPGA Tour career. Eriya’s older sister Moriya also won two victories. 2021 ISPS Handa World Invitational winners Pazari Anannarukan and Ponanong Patrum are playing on the regular tour.

These days, the rising trend of newcomers stands out. Tawatanagit received the ANA Inspiration of the major tournament in 2021 with an exciting long hit, and Titikkun debuted on the US stage last year and won two wins to become the rookie king. Natakrita Wongtawirap, Jarabi Boonchant, Chanetti Wannasaen, Pabarisa Yokhtuan, and Arpichaya Yubol passed the LPGA Qualifying (Q) Series in December last year and secured seeds토스카지노. Titikkun was confident that “We are the best team in the world. We can defeat any country in the world.”

Thailand has a natural environment where you can focus on golf. Golf can be enjoyed all year round. You can play golf even if you don’t have a lot of money. It is possible to play a lot of real rounds, and through this, creative shots can be used in various trouble situations. This is why the short game is excellent. As her physique has improved recently, the problem of flying distance, which was pointed out as a disadvantage, has been resolved. Jutanugarn, Tawatanakit, Titikkun, Wongtawirap, etc. are making full use of the ‘long hitting power’ of the top level of the actual tour. Tawatanagit averaged 323 yards on drive shots during his ANA Inspiration win. In this year’s long hit category, Wongtawi Lap ranks fourth (281.96 yards).

Thailand’s ‘Manmandi’ nationality goes well with golf. It is evaluated as “relaxed and excellent in concentration.” It’s funny how a religious background helps. He is undergoing mental training at the temple. The monk’s experience is of great help to golf. Parents ‘going all-in’ for their children’s early education is similar to Korea. Thai players hold most of the youngest records. Titikkun won the European Women’s Tour when she was 14 years old. Jutanugarn said, “I was able to succeed because of the sacrifices of my parents who gave up their lives,” and that she “supported our sisters by selling even a car.”

The social climate for golf is friendly. Kultida, the mother of Tiger Woods (USA), the ‘Emperor of Golf’, is from Thailand. Naturally, Thai people are very proud of golf. When King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand died in October 2016, Eriya’s message was delivered. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expressed respect for Eriya’s success, calling her a ‘national hero’. Santi Virombakdi, chairman of the Singha Group, famous for Singha beer, is a hidden contributor. He has sponsored numerous players. In the off-season, training camps are also provided for representative players to compete together. He founded Singha Tour and is leading the globalization of golf in Thailand.