#whereitsAT Tomorrow's stars today -Jazz Janewattananond

Fri 10 Aug 2018

#whereitsAT Tomorrow's stars today -Jazz Janewattananond

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Singapore, Sentosa, August 10: It was in December 2016 when Jazz Janewattananond decided to live a humble and pious life as a monk for two weeks.

He stayed at the Wat Benchamahophit Dusitvanaram temple in Bangkok and traded his trendy golf attire for a bright orange robe. His hair was shaved off and instead of playing golf, he prayed and chanted every day.

Jazz needed to reflect on life after going through a challenging 2016 season. He had lost his Asian Tour card for the first time since 2013 and missed the grade at the Qualifying School which left him with limited opportunities for the year.

Despite facing uncertainty in his career, Jazz never relented and seized the opportunity when it presented itself by winning the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open by a convincing four shots.

After the win, a reinvigorated Jazz said that in life, sometimes it takes failure to bring out success.

“I guess those setbacks helped in my game but the win did come sooner than I thought,” said Jazz.

“I prayed and chanted every day in the temple. I felt really peaceful. I seem to take things a lot easier now. Golf used to be everything for me but now I’m just happy that I get to play in tournaments.”

Fast forward to 2018 and Jazz is enjoying life in the fast lane. He won his second Asian Tour title at the Queen’s Cup presented by Bangchak in July and also made his Major debut at The Open.

There’s no denying the huge amount of talent he possesses. Even as a junior golfer, his tenacity and natural ability on the golf course never went unnoticed.

At the age of 14, Jazz played his way into the history books on the Asian Tour in 2010 when he became the youngest ever player to make the halfway cut at the Asian Tour International in Bangkok. He turned professional in the same year.

Three years after relinquishing his amateur status, Jazz was a regular on the Asian Tour and was always a joy to watch for his fluid golf swing and psychedelic pants, made famous by Major champion John Daly.

After experiencing the ups and downs in golf, Jazz’s career is beginning to flourish. Now a two-time Asian Tour champion and a bright future ahead of him, it is no surprise why Jazz is part of our new #whereitsAT campaign.

After all, the Asian Tour is where you will find Tomorrow’s Stars Today.

Ends.

About Asian Tour

As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include Rolex (Official Timekeeper), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics), Habitat for Humanity (Official Sustainable Development Partner), ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), Titleist and FootJoy (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Wall Street Journal (Official International Media Partner) and Sentosa in Singapore which is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.