• Jason KNUTZON

    USA

    • Date of birth Jan 24, 1976
    • Turned Pro 1999
    • Residence Des Moines
    • Family Married

Biography

When he made his debut in Asia in 2003, Jason said he struggled to cope with the heat. “I lose a lot of weight every time I come over. I feel like I need a big pizza to keep some weight on, but there hasn't exactly been a whole lot of pizzas to eat over in Asia!” said Jason. His father was a fighter pilot with the US Air Force and he also dreamt of becoming a pilot before catching the golf bug. Regularly played with 2007 Masters Tournament champion Zach Johnson during his college days and has maintained a friendship with the Major champion.

Career Highlights

  1. Jason is a two-time champion on the Asian Tour with wins in the 2004 Macau Open and 2007 Motorola International Bintan, Indonesia
  2. After playing on the Asian Tour for 13 seasons, Jason failed to retain his card for the 2017 season after an uncharacteristic run of poor results
  3. In 2015, the American enjoyed one top-five courtesy of his finish at the True Thailand Classic
  4. In 2014, he enjoyed his best finish of tied-second at the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup, which helped him finish a career high 14th on the Order of Merit
  5. In 2013 he earned his European Tour card from Qualifying School later in the season
  6. Came close to a third victory in 2012, finishing second in the rain-shortened Yeangder Tournament Players Championship.In 2011, he earned the final ticket to the British Open at the International Final Qualifying Asia in Thailand but missed the halfway cut in his Open debut
  7. Jason secured his maiden victory in his second season in 2004, winning the Macau Open in a field that included Padraig Harrington
  8. In 2003, he capped a great summer by qualifying for the US Open at Olympia Fields in Chicago, which is near his home town of Iowa
  9. Enjoyed a good college career at Iowa State University with four collegiate victories
  10. Played on the former Buy.Com Tour in US in 2001.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victories: (2)
  2. 2004 Macau Open
  3. 2007 Motorola International Bintan, Indonesia.

Other wins

  1. Other wins: 1998 Iowa Masters
  2. 1998 Fort Dodge Amateur.
 

Tournament Results

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