Thaworn Wiratchant

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Thaworn Wiratchant
ถาวร วิรัตน์จันทร์
Personal information
Born (1966-12-28) 28 December 1966 (age 52)
Nakhon Prathorn, Thailand
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)
Nationality Thailand
ResidenceBangkok, Thailand
Career
Turned professional1987
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Japan PGA Senior Tour
Former tour(s)Asian Tour
European Tour
Professional wins31
Highest ranking68 (6 January 2013)[1]
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Asian Tour18 (1st all time)
European Senior Tour2
Other11
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2013
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT31: 2006
Achievements and awards
Asian Tour
Order of Merit
2005, 2012

Thaworn Wiratchant (born 28 December 1966) is a Thai professional golfer who plays on the Asian Tour where he holds the record for most victories, with 18 total wins.

In March 2005, he won the Enjoy Jakarta Standard Chartered Indonesia Open, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour, becoming the second Thai after Thongchai Jaidee to win a European Tour event. He topped the Asian Tour money list in 2005, becoming the first player to win more than half a million U.S. dollars on that tour in a season. He would top the Asian Tour money list again in 2012.

Wiratchant played in a number of events on the European Senior Tour in 2017, receiving an exemption for players aged exactly 50 who had previously won a European Tour event. In his second event on the tour, the WINSTONgolf Senior Open, he finished runner-up behind Phillip Price. He gained entry to the end-of-season MCB Tour Championship by being 23rd in the Order of Merit. Rounds of 66-65-62 gave him an eight strokes win over Mark McNulty.[2] The win lifted him to 9th place on the end of season Order of Merit.

Professional wins (31)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (18)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 17 Mar 1996 Sabah Masters −6 (72-71-70-69=282) 2 strokes Australia Jeff Wagner, Taiwan Lin Chih-chen
2 25 Jun 2001 Alcatel Singapore Open −5 (70-73-71-69=283) 1 stroke Taiwan Hsieh Yu-shu
3 13 Aug 2001 Volvo Masters of Malaysia −17 (69-67-67-68=271) 3 strokes United States Scott Kammann
4 19 Sep 2004 Mercuries Taiwan Masters −5 (69-69-71-74=283) 2 strokes Taiwan Chen Yuan-chi, South Africa Chris Williams
5 27 Mar 2005 Enjoy Jakarta Standard Chartered Indonesia Open1 −25 (63-63-66-63=255) 5 strokes France Raphaël Jacquelin
6 18 Sep 2005 Taiwan Open −18 (73-65-68-64=270) 1 stroke Thailand Chapchai Nirat
7 30 Oct 2005 Hero Honda Indian Open −16 (68-66-68-70=272) 2 strokes India Gaurav Ghei
8 20 Nov 2005 Carlsberg Masters Vietnam −7 (72-66-72-71=281) 2 strokes England Chris Rodgers
9 16 Sep 2007 Midea China Classic −21 (65-63-68-67=263) Playoff Thailand Chinnarat Phadungsil, Scotland Simon Yates
10 8 Jun 2008 Bangkok Airways Open −13 (66-69-68-68=271) 3 strokes Japan Shintaro Kai
11 13 Sep 2009 Macau Open −15 (67-68-66-68=269) 6 strokes India Gaganjeet Bhullar
12 19 Sep 2010 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship −10 (69-67-70=206) 1 stroke Thailand Chinnarat Phadungsil
13 17 Jun 2012 Queen's Cup −7 (70-67-72-68=277) 3 strokes Philippines Juvic Pagunsan, Bangladesh Mohammad Siddikur
14 8 Sep 2012 Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters −16 (66-69-68-69=272) 3 strokes India Gaganjeet Bhullar
15 21 Oct 2012 Hero Indian Open (2) −14 (69-68-67-66=270) Playoff Scotland Richie Ramsay
16 15 Sep 2013 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (2) −13 (69-67-71-68=275) 1 stroke United States Chan Kim
17 8 Jun 2014 Queen's Cup (2) −12 (71-68-67-66=272) 1 stroke Thailand Poom Saksansin
18 30 Nov 2014 King's Cup −20 (68-67-66-67=268) 2 strokes Australia Andrew Dodt, India Anirban Lahiri

1 Co-sanctioned with the European Tour

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 27 Mar 2005 Enjoy Jakarta Standard Chartered Indonesia Open1 −25 (63-63-66-63=255) 5 strokes France Raphaël Jacquelin

1 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

OneAsia Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 17 Jul 2011 Indonesian Open (2) −13 (68-68-66-73=275) 1 stroke South Korea Choi Jin-ho, New Zealand Michael Hendry,
Indonesia Rory Hie

All Thailand Golf Tour wins (7)[edit]

  • 2001 TPC Championships
  • 2003 Singha Pattaya Open
  • 2004 Singha Pattaya Open
  • 2007 Singha Masters
  • 2010 Singha E-San Open
  • 2014 Singha All Thailand Championship
  • 2015 Singha E-San Open

European Senior Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 10 Dec 2017 MCB Tour Championship −23 (66-65-62=193) 8 strokes Republic of Ireland Mark McNulty
2 11 Mar 2018 Sharjah Senior Golf Masters −12 (68-65-71=204) Playoff United States Clark Dennis, Australia Peter Fowler

Japan Senior Tour wins (3)[edit]

  • 2018 Sevenhills Cup KBC Senior Open
  • 2019 Komatsu Open, Fujifilm Senior Championship

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Masters Tournament CUT
The Open Championship T31 CUT

Note: Wiratchant never played in the U.S. Open nor the PGA Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Week 1 2013 Ending 6 Jan 2013" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Wiratchant wins maiden title after Mauritian masterclass". European Senior Tour. December 10, 2017.

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