|Date of Birth||1969-06-24|
|Family||Married, 2 children|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(5) 1996 Singha Thai Prasit Bangkok Open, Thailand, 1996 Tugu Pratama PGA Championship, Indonesia, 1997 ABN-AMRO Pakistan Masters, 1999 Tianjin TEDA Open, China, 2004 Tianjin TEDA Open Presented by Rolls-Royce, China.
(1)1996 Thai PGA Championship.
Thammanoon is one of Thailand’s most successful players with five titles on the Asian Tour. In 2009, Thammanoon finished tied fourth at the SAIL Open India followed by a third place finish at the Indonesia President Invitational and a tied ninth and tied fifth at the Brunei Open and Queen’s Cup in Thailand respectively. In 2010, he uncharacteristically finished outside the top-61 of the Order of Merit. His best placing was tied ninth at the Yeangder Tournament Players’ Championship in Chinese Taipei. He was the first round leader at the Brunei Open after firing a sparkling 61 but faded with a final round 79. In 2012, he showed he could still challenge for honours by finishing fourth at the King’s Cup on home soil. A streaky player, the Thai endured quiet seasons in 2007 and 2008 with only a lone top-five at the Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open being the highlight in 2007. In 2006, Thammanoon recorded four top-20s and enjoyed a steady performance in Japan when he posted five top-20 outings, including two top-10s. In 2005, he lost to Chinese Taipei's Lu Wen-teh in a play-off at the Bangkok Airways Open with a bogey. Was second best again in the UBS Hong Kong Open, finishing a stroke behind champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland. Also finished tied fourth in the Double A International Open in Bangkok. That same year, he broke the million-dollar mark in career earnings in Asia. In 2004, he claimed his fifth career title with a wire-to-wire win at the Tianjin TEDA Open in China. The victory came exactly five years after he won the same title when it was last staged in 1999. Won the Putting Average category in 2004 with 1.55 putts per hole average. In 2003 he had top-five finishes at the Malaysian Open, Mercuries Masters and Volvo Masters of Asia. Enjoyed by far his best season in 1996 with two victories – The Singha Thai Prasit Bangkok Open and Tugu Pratama PGA Championship in Indonesia. Captured the Pakistan Masters title in 1997 and won the Tianjin TEDA Open in China two years later. In 1996, he finished second in the Pakistan Steel Masters and was runner-up in the Sabah Masters in 1997. Played in the World Cup in Argentina with cousin Chawalit Plaphol and finished 17th. Came close to victory in 2002 at the Maekyung LG Fashion Open in Korea but was pushed to second place by amateur star Eddie Lee. Was also denied at the Hero Honda Masters in India the same year. Shot the lowest round on Thai PGA Tour in 2002 with a 12-under-par 60, the year he topped the domestic money list.
The Thai star normally keeps two drivers in his bag, one for distance and one for accuracy. He comes from a family of golfers, with five brothers being professional golfers as well. He is a natural left-hander but switched to playing golf right-handed as “my brothers would knock me in the head to swing it like them.” Grew up near a golf course in Chonburi and started playing the game in his early teens.