Reigning Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Jazz Janewattananond will make his US Open debut when the rescheduled Major tees off at Winged Foot Golf Club this September 17-20.
Jazz, who is currently ranked 42nd on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), will be part of the 144-player field which this year comprises entirely of exempt players as the sectional qualifying events were cancelled due to the global Covid-19 pandemic. Jazz earned his place through the OWGR category for the top 70 as of March 15, when he was ranked 39th.
This will be Jazz’s first US Open start although the 24-year-old has already made three Major appearances at The Open (2018, 2019) and the PGA Championship last year. The Thai star will be relishing his first appearance, having missed out on a spot at the sectional qualifiers last year.
Jazz rose to global prominence at the PGA Championship last year with a commendable T14 finish after entering the final round in joint second place. It remains the best finish by a Thai in the PGA Championship and second best in a Major, behind Thongchai Jaidee’s 13th place at The Open in 2009 – Asian Tour