2014 reflections with Jazz Janewattananond

Fri 09 Jan 2015

2014 reflections with Jazz Janewattananond

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January 9: Thai teen wonder Jazz Janewattanond safely kept his Asian Tour card for 2015 following four top-10s last season. The 19-year-old looks back at his season in this Q&A with asiantour.com
Happy with 2014?
I was happy with the start of the year but not so in the second half of the year as I went through some swing changes and didn’t do quite well. But it’s good to change and make improvements so that I can be better for the new season.
What was the main highlight?
It must be my top-five at the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters which boosted my confidence early on. I still had some top-10s later in the year but I was always hoping to get a win.
Any regrets at all?
I think it was probably at the British Open IFQ at Amata Spring where I was in position to qualify for the event but I bogeyed two of my last three holes on the last day.
What do you hope to do better in 2015?
I’ve been working hard on my swing and fitness. Hopefully I can become stronger and better in 2015 and maybe win a tournament on the Asian Tour which will be my goal.
How will you spend your off-season?
I have a few local events to play in and will then spend my time at Black Mountain in Hua Hin, which is my home. I will be practising there to get ready for the new season. Come over if you want to see me.
Was there any shot in 2014 which you hope you can re-hit?
It’s probably my second shot on the last hole at the British Open qualifying at Amata Spring where I hit it into the water left. That cost me a place at the Open.
Did you treat yourself to any year-end gifts?
Nothing really for myself but I’ll probably buy a watch each for my parents.
Who in your mind was the star of 2014 on the Asian Tour?
I think it must be David Lipsky as he won the Order of Merit title which is a big achievement.
Who should we look out for in 2015?
Can I pick myself? (laughter)
Ends