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Encyclopedia > Thongchai Jaidee

Thongchai Jaidee (b. 8 Nov 1969) is a Thai golfer who plays on the Asian Tour and the PGA European Tour. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour, headquartered in Virginia Water, Surrey, United Kingdom, that is the primary golf tour in Europe. ...

Thangchai didn't play golf until he was sixteen, and he later went into the Royal Thai Army. He didn't turn professional until he was around thirty years old, but he soon achieved success on the Asian Tour, topping the tour's order of merit in 2001 and 2004. In February 2004 he became the first Thai to win a tournament on the European Tour by winning the Carlsberg Malaysian Open, an event which it co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour. In 2005 he successfully defended his title. Contents // Categories: Military stubs | Armies | Military of Thailand ...

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Profile on the European Tour's official site (http://www.europeantour.com/players/bio.sps?iPlayerNo=30711&sOption=profile)

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rediff.com: Thongchai Jaidee wins Wills Indian Open (887 words)
To begin the round, Thongchai immediately got to work with birdies on the third, fourth and ninth holes and Ross Bain matched him birdie for birdie with birdies on the same holes.
Thongchai maintained his cool throughout, hit a long iron to the green and made a comfortable two-putt to win the title.
Jaidee has been close often enough, and started the year with a second place finish at the Thailand Masters in Bangkok.
sport.iafrica.com | today's news Jaidee retains Malaysian title (718 words)
Thongchai's success marked another chapter in his impressive career, which started as a 13-year-old playing with a makeshift three iron.
However the Thai, wearing his lucky red T-shirt, held his nerve and sealed it with a birdie on the par three 16th, which is proving to be his lucky hole as he had aced the same hole en route to his triumph 12 months ago.
Leading by three heading to the tricky 16th, Thongchai knocked his tee shot to 12 feet of the flag and rolled in the birdie putt which killed off his challengers' hopes.
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