The golfer who admits it's 'odd' to think she's a major winner
April 29, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Since winning her debut major at the ANA Inspiration, Patty Tavatanakit's life has dramatically changed.
(CNN)Since winning her debut major at the ANA Inspiration, Patty Tavatanakit's life has dramatically changed.
"Obviously, [to] get a major champion behind my name, it still sounds a little odd to me to think like: 'Oh, I'm actually a major champion,'" Tavatanakit -- who was ranked No. 103 in the world beforehand -- said.
"They have always been inspired and an inspiration to all the young players in Thailand, so I just feel so honored to be recognized as one of the people who would make the game of golf in Thailand grow. "
"At the end of the year, we understood the plan we were going to do, and she had a choice of going back to Thailand, spend time with her parents or stay here in the US and work on our game and get ready for the Tour," Waite told CNN Sport.
The hard work paid off, with Tavatanakit finishing fifth in the opening LPGA Tour event of the 2021 season and then claiming her first LPGA Tour win and maiden major victory at the ANA.
Tavatanakit now has her sights on winning a golf grand slam -- winning all five majors at the same time.