Exempt after becoming the Asian Tour’s No. 1 for 2019, his season being completed by back-to-back victories in the BNI Indonesian Masters and Thailand Open, where he produced a third-round 60.
In the same year he also secured titles in the SMBC Singapore Open, part of The Open Qualifying Series with four places at Royal Portrush on offer, and Kolon Korea Open. There was a 14th-place finish on his PGA Championship debut as well as he climbed into the game’s top 50.
Janewattananond first came to global attention at the age of 14 in 2010 when he became the youngest player to survive a halfway cut on the Asian Tour. He turned professional the same year and the following season made another cut on his Japan Tour debut.
His first name is actually Atiwit, but he has long been known as “Jazz”, a name given to him by his father, a judge.
After a short stint as a monk, he grabbed three titles in 2017 and finished joint second behind Shaun Norris the same season at the European Tour’s Fiji International. Janewattananond then chipped in for eagle on the final hole of the European Tour qualifying school to grab a card with nothing to spare.