Past Players

The full list of past players at Thailand Golf Championship tournament on the Asian Tour

Charl Schwartzel

South Africa

Date of Birth : 31 August 1984
Birthplace :
Turned Pro : 2002
Professional Wins : 2012
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Charl was the defending champion of the Thailand Golf Championship 2013. His winning margin of 11-strokes in 2012 was the third highest ever recorded on the Asian Tour, which saw the South African finish up at 25-under-par. He won the Alfred Dunhill Championship in South Africa and Nanshan China Masters. In all, he has finished in the top 10 of the 11 tournaments he entered last year.

The Amata Spring Country Club has proven to be a happy hunting ground for Charl, who was runner-up in the inaugural 2011 event before triumphing in 2012. The Johannesburg native has one Major under his belt — the 2011 Masters.

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Henrik Stenson

Sweden

Date of Birth : 5 April 1976
Birthplace : Gothenburg, Sweden
Turned Pro : 1998
Professional Wins : 17

 

In November 2013, Henrik Stenson made history by becoming the first man to win both the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup in the same season. The big-hitting Swede, who has spent over 100 weeks in the top 10 of the Official Golf World Ranking, has made one TGC appearance to date – and it was an impressive one. The three-time Ryder Cupper finished with an 18-under-par total at Amata Spring to finish second to that year’s champion, Sergio Garcia.

Justin Rose

England

Date of Birth : 30 July 1980
Birthplace : Johannesburg, South Africa
Turned Pro : 1998
Professional Wins : 18
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Justin Rose claimed his maiden major championship title with a commanding display at Merion to win the US Open in 2013.  Playing in the TGC for the first time later that year, the Englishman contended well and was a feature on the leader board for all four days before being pipped by Sergio Garcia. Since turning professional in 1998, Justin has amassed 18 professional wins  and has recorded top-5 finishes in all four Major Championships. He has not fallen out of the world’s top ten rankings since May 2012.
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Rickie Fowler

USA

Date of Birth : 13 December 1988
Birthplace : Murrieta, California
Turned Pro : 2009
Professional Wins : 5
Rickie Fowler played in the Thailand Golf Championship for the first time when he teed off at the Amata Spring Country Club in December 2013. Turning pro in 2009, the young American has already tasted success with five professional wins, including two this season alone – at the Players Championship and the Deutsche Bank Championship, which are two of the biggest events on the PGA Tour.

Known for his colourful style and popularity, Fowler, who is of part Japanese heritage, is one of the game’s brightest prospects.

Ryo Ishikawa

Japan

Date of Birth : 17 September 1991
Birthplace :
Turned Pro : 1993
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Ryo stormed into the golfing world in 2007, when he won the Munsingwear Open as an amateur, at the age of 15 years and 8 months.

He turned pro soon after and has since recorded 10 professional wins. He is Thailand’s Golf Ambassador, having been appointed by the Tourism Authority of Thailand in 2009. Already a superstar within Asia, the young golfer is also a popular figure in Europe and the United States.

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Charley Hoffman

USA

Date of Birth : 27 December 1976
Birthplace :
Turned Pro : 2000
Charley began golfing at the age of seven with his friend Bill Lunde’s grandfather, who used to call and send him notes of encouragement until he passed away. Since joining the PGA Tour in 2007, Charley’s consistent play has earned him the respect of his fellow professionals as his stroke average has continued improve with each season.

Charley has proven himself against the best players in world and shot an impressive 62 final round to win the 2010 Deutsche Bank Championship, one of the Tour’s Fed Ex Playoff events. This win provided Charley with invitations to all four Majors in the 2011 season, including his first appearance at The Masters at Augusta National.

Simon Dyson

England

Date of Birth : 21 December 1977
Birthplace :
Turned Pro : 1999
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In 2011, Simon won his fifth European Tour title when he edged Australia’s Richard Green at the Irish Open. He shot a final-round 67 to post a score then watched as Green needed a par to force a playoff. Green three-putted for bogey on the final hole at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club, giving the victory to the Englishman.

Simon won again in early September, shooting a final-round 66 at Hilversumsche GC to win the KLM Open in the Netherlands, edging David Lynn by a stroke. He began the day two strokes off James Kingston and Gary Orr’s leading pace. That was the third time he’d won that tournament. In 2011, Simon Dyson finished 10th on the European Tour’s Race to Dubai standings.

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John Daly

USA

Date of Birth : 28 April 1966
Birthplace :
Turned Pro : 1987
John is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee (earning him the nickname “Long John”), his non-country club appearance and attitude, and his rough-and-tumble personal life. John remains one of the most popular and intriguing figures on the PGA Tour. His two greatest on-course accomplishments are his “zero to hero” victory in the 1991 PGA Championship, and his playoff victory over Costantino Rocca in the 1995 British Open.

John’s last PGA Tour victory came in San Diego in 2004, earning him a two-year playing exemption. For 2011, he did not have full playing privileges on the PGA Tour, and must rely on his status as a past champion, and on sponsor invitations, to gain entry to events. John is the only man from either Europe or the United States to win two major golf championships but not participate in the Ryder Cup.