Jazz raring to tee off at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth
Perth, Australia, February 7: Jazz Janewattananond of Thailand is excited about playing the new format for the first time at the ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth that tees off on Thursday.
The 22-year-old golfer is enjoying a mini career renaissance. After losing his Asian Tour card for 2017, he bounced back by winning a tournament in Bangladesh in early February. The Thai hotshot went on to finish ninth on the Asian Tour Order of Merit list that year.
Earlier this year, he secured a spot at The Open this year by finishing tied-fourth at the SMBC Singapore Open. Jazz wants to win again and he hopes to do that at Lake Karrinyup Country Club this week.
England’s Danny Willett has recovered from his shoulder injury and he is slowly rediscovering the form that led to his triumph at the 2016 Masters Tournament. While he is not setting expectations on his game at the moment, he will want to do well at the ISPS HANDA Super 6 Perth.
Willett is one of the marquee names amongst the elite field at the tournament that includes compatriots Lee Westwood and Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston well as Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand.
Tirawat Kaewsiribandit of Thailand is feeling physically great and hopes to bounce back after two consecutive cuts prior to the ISPS HANDA Super 6 Perth. He was in serious contention at the Asian Tour season-opener in Singapore, but his tournament unravelled in the third and final round due to fatigue.
The A$1.75 million (approximately US$1.25 million) ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth event, tri-sanctioned by the ISPS HANDA PGA Tour of Australasia, European Tour and Asian Tour, is proudly supported by the Western Australian Government through Tourism WA.
Did you know:
- Jazz Janewattananond won his first Asian Tour title in Bangladesh in 2017. This was after losing his Asian Tour card and failing to make the mark at Qualifying School that year.
- He was the second-youngest winner on the Asian Tour in 2017 after Resorts World Manila Masters champion, Micah Lauren Shin.
- His father, who loved that genre of music, gave him his nickname. Jazz’s real name is Atiwit.
- Danny Willett is currently working with Sean Foley, who used to be Tiger Wood’s coach.
- Last week in Malaysia, he played without painkillers for the first time in five years.
- Tirawat Kaewsiribandit was a 2017 Asian Tour Qualifying School graduate. He finished seventh at the Suvarnabhumi Golf and Country Club early last year.
- He won the 2017 Betagro All Thailand Championship, an event on the Asian Development Tour, the feeder circuit to the Asian Tour.
- The field at the ISPS HANDA Super 6 Perth has 30 Asian Tour champions and eight players in the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking.
- Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira, currently world number 37, is the highest-ranked player in the field.