LIVE SCORE: British Amateur Championship


LIVE SCORE: British Amateur Championship

TK Chantananuwat (The R&A)


Somebody tell TK to take it easy with the best golfers in the world.

That sounds like something we might have asked Tiger Woods in the ’90s when he followed up three straight US Junior titles with three straight US Amateur titles before turning pro and setting scoring records at all four majors.

But “TK,” full name Ratchanon Chantananuwat, is rising through the ranks as one of Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets, and he just turned 15.

The Thai golfer won the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Cup on the Asian Tour as an amateur in April, becoming the youngest golfer to win on a tour recognized by the Official World Golf Ranking (at the age of 15 years and 37 days on 10 April). april). )

He played (as an amateur receiving NIL fees) for the HY Flyers GC team at the inaugural LIV golf event in London, along with South African Justin Harding, Phil Mickelson and Chase Koepka. And while his individual performance finished 42nd out of 48 players doesn’t exactly say “world beater,” consider how hard and how long he played Centurion Golf Club. He is only 15 years old!

At No. 9, Chantananuwat is the second-highest WAGR-ranked player in the “Amateur Championship,” as it is officially called, behind No. 3 Ludvig Aberg. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him as the championship stroke play rounds begin at Royal Lytham and St. Anne’s in England. Anything is possible for TK, but he needs to match play first.

Here’s what two posts had to say about TK, including a quote from the teen phenom himself.

The R&A Biography

The Thai teenager has come a long way in two years, from outside the WAGR top 2000 to seventh in April this year, earning a pro win along the way. Chantananuwat was featured on WAGR news on December 16, 2020 as the top mover with a jump from 973 in rankings to 2289 after winning the Faldo – Hua Hin Series Thailand Championship. As of December last year, he was ranked 167th with a 15th-place finish at the Asian Tour’s Blue Canyon Phuket Championship. He improved 14 places this April by winning the Trust Golf Asian Mixed Cup on the Asian circuit to become the youngest male winner of a professional tournament at just 15 years and 37 days. That two-stroke victory moved him to seventh on the WAGR chart and remains in the top ten.


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He’s resisting the lures of the professional game to tick off his “wish list” of big amateur events, and that starts next week at the Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

“Another main reason I won’t turn pro is because I want to play the major amateur events – Amateur Championship, US Amateur and Asia Pacific – it’s like a bucket list of things I want to check off,” said the A Thai teenager, he rose to fame when a final-round 65 secured a two-shot win at the Trust Golf Mixed Asian Cup in April.

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ABOUT british amateur

This championship, along with the US Amateur Golf Championship, is considered the most important in amateur golf.

The first stage of the Championship involves 288 players, each of whom plays two rounds of 18 holes, one to play on each of the two courses. The lowest scoring 64 across the 36 holes and ties for 64th will compete in the Championship match play stage. Each match will consist of a round of 18 holes except the Final which will be 36 holes.

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