By The Nation
The rising Thai golf sensation will become the first-ever Thai professional golfer to play at the longest running PGA Tour event, during May 25 – 28, 2017 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.
Sorapoj Techakraisri, Chief Executive Officer, PACE Development Corporation Plc. stated “As a Thai entrepreneur, PACE continuously sees the importance of showcasing Thai potential and talent on the world stage in many aspects. Apart from operating business in Thailand and internationally, PACE continually supports local golf development. This will mark the second year as title sponsor of DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, which is one of the world’s most famous and longest-running professional golf tournaments. This tournament will be attended by some of the world’s top players including Jordan Spieth, who is currently ranked 5th in the world and winner of last year’s tournament, Hideki Matsuyama, who is currently ranked 4th in the world, The current Masters champion - Sergio Garcia, PGA Tour winner - Jon Rahm and the four time American Ryder Cup player - Matt Kuchar;
We are pleased to offer this great opportunity to a young passionate Thai professional like Jazz. As the first ever Thai professional golfer to attend this tournament, Jazz will be able to showcase his talent at a world class tournament on the PGA Tour, while competing against the world’s top players. We hope that Jazz will gain much experience from this tournament and we believe that he will be a good inspiration to the younger generation of Thai golfers. In addition, PACE, under MahaSamutr Country Club Hua Hin sponsored the 'MahaSamutr Masters Pro-Am’ to select two lucky Country Club members to play alongside the PGA Tour stars at DEAN & DELUCA Invitational Pro-Am 2017.
Jazz Janewattananond said, “It is a great honor and opportunity to represent Thai golfers at such a world-class professional tournament. My sincere thanks to PACE Development Corporation Plc. and DEAN & DELUCA for giving me such a valuable spot in the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational. I promise to do my best and I will use this experience to better my game for the future.
Jazz Janewattananond, aged 21, is a young Thai golf professional. He first turned professional in 2010 and became the youngest ever player to make the halfway cut on the 2010 Asian Tour at the age of 14 years and 71 days. Jazz won his first Asian Tour title this year and recently won MENA Tour’s MahaSamutr Masters 2017 in Thailand which PACE Development Corporation Plc. was the main title sponsor.
Watch live coverage of DEAN & DELUCA Invitational 2017 and cheer for Jazz on Golf Channel Thailand True 675, AIS Play Box and AIS Play App.
PACE is Thailand’s leader in luxury development and hospitality. Providing a full range of lifestyle properties and services, PACE meets the needs of today and tomorrow using world-class design, introducing new trends to improve the urban landscape and enhance people's lives. The firm also delivers innovation in the retail market with a strategy to build a portfolio of global food & beverage brands, including ownership of global brand DEAN & DELUCA. PACE has gained recognition for premium quality and reliability, with award-winning developments as well as operations in some of the world’s most sought after locations. For more information,