Winner in January of the SMBC Singapore Open, part of The Open Qualifying Series with four places at Royal Portrush on offer. 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.
Turned professional the same year and the following season made another cut on his Japan Tour debut. First name is actually Atiwit, but has long been known as “Jazz”. Won on the All Thailand Tour in 2013, again in 2016 and then, after a two-week stint as a monk, grabbed three further titles in Asia in 2017 and at the European Tour’s Fiji International the same season finished joint second behind Shaun Norris after a closing course record 64 which included a 66-foot eagle putt on the 17th. Just as dramatically chipped in for another eagle on the final hole of the European Tour qualifying school to grab a card for last season with nothing to spare.
Open debut at Carnoustie last summer came with a tie for fourth at the SMBC Singapore Open and on his return to the event finished two ahead of Paul Casey and Yoshinori Fujimoto.