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Age / DOB:  (46) / 11/8/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 139

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Thongchai Jaidee cruised to a 5-under-par 32-35=67 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship for a 54-hole 8-under total of 208 that set the clubhouse target on a disrupted third day.
The veteran from Thailand was on fire from the get-go making birdies on the first four holes. A bogey on 5 halted his progress, but he then added par-breakers on 8, 12 and 14 to smash his way through the field. A late bogey on 17 left him T11, but atop the players who had completed 54 holes. He has six top 15 finishes at Abu Dhabi GC from just nine visits, and is eyeing up the chance to better his best finish, a T9 two years ago. Jan 23 - 9:16 AM

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Thongchai Jaidee authored a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in round two of the DP World Tour Championship and is 8-under 136 at the midpoint.

Here we ago again. The veteran Thai was the 54-hole leader in the BMW Masters last week before missing the playoff by a shot and he's in contention again at the Earth course following another fine display. With birdies at six of his opening 14 holes, Jaidee held the lead on his own at 9-under but, as in his opening 69, he stalled at the finish and played the final four holes in 1-over. Right now, he's just a shot behind clubhouse leader Patrick Reed and is T4 on the live leaderboard.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 06:19:00 AM

Third-round leader Thongchai Jaidee had to settle for T3 in the BMW Masters in China after posting a 1-under-par 37-34=71 in Sunday's final round.

Despite birdies at 15 and 17 reigniting his challenge after a poor start, the Thai's 16-under 272 was one short of the playoff number. He shared T3 with Henrik Stenson, Lucas Bjerregaard and Byeong-Hun An. Jaidee had to wait until the 10th hole for his first birdie of the day and by that stage his one-shot overnight lead at evaporated. A bogey at 14 to go with his dropped shot at 4 appeared to signal the end but credit to the veteran for his late rally despite it failing to get him into the playoff won by Sweden's Kristoffer Broberg. Jaidee split 10 (of 14) fairways, hit 13 greens in regulation and was 3-for-5 in scrambling at Lake Malaren on Sunday.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 04:07:00 AM

With a third-round 6-under-par 31-35=66 in Saturday's third round, Thongchai Jaidee surged into the lead at the BMW Masters in Shanghai, China.

The veteran Thai posted seven birdies in his afternoon lap of Lake Malaren to arrive at 15-under 201. He leads by a shot from Byeong-Hun An, Sergio Garcia and halfway leader Lucas Bjerregaard while it's a further stroke back to Kristoffer Broberg, who posted an 8-under 64. Henrik Stenson heads a five-man group three shots back on 12-under which includes Patrick Reed, Ross Fisher, Paul Casey and Ian Poulter. Jaidee was fast out of the traps on Saturday with five birdies on his opening nine. That set included conversions from five feet at 4 and inside a foot at 6 after superb tee shots to the two front-nine par 3s. The seven-time European Tour winner made further gains at 12 and 14 before swallowing his only bogey of the day at 18. "I think my game plan this week is good. I've hit irons well, I'm working on putting and that's what gave me very good confidence for today," said Jaidee, who split 12 (of 14) fairways, hit 14 greens in regulation and was 3-for-4 in scrambling.
Sat, Nov 14, 2015 03:26:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee authored a 4-under-par 35-33=68 in Friday's second round at the BMW Masters in China and will play in the final group on Saturday.

Jaidee's morning lap of Lake Malaren took him up to tied second on the leaderboard at 9-under 135. That's three behind leader Lucas Bjerregaard. The Thai's first deviation from par today was a bogey at 5 while he also dropped a shot at the last but between that he produced a hot run of six birdies in 10 holes from the 7th. His set included gains at the par 72's final three par 5s. Jaidee, who was runner-up in this event two years ago, split 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 17 greens in regulation.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 03:22:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee shot a 5-under-par 31-36=67 in his opening round at the BMW Masters in Shanghai and is T6 on the leaderboard after day one.

And yet the Thai walked off Lake Malaren a slightly frustrated figure after swallowing bogeys in two of his final four holes after looking as if he could match or even pass Sergio Garcia at the top of the leaderboard. Jaidee opened with two pars but then went on a blitz over the next five holes, playing them in 5-under after three birdies and an eagle-3 at the 13th. He hit 7-under with further birdies at 2 and 3 before losing momentum and slipping back to T6. That's three behind Garcia's lead. The veteran hit 13 greens in regulation after splitting 10 (of 14) fairways and was 4-for-5 in scrambling.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 03:58:00 AM

With a 4-under-par 32-36=68 in his final round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Thongchai Jaidee landed at 14-under 274 for the tournament, three shots back of 72-hole clubhouse leader Danny Willett.

Jaidee turns 46 years of age today, so it only made sense that he manufactured a birthday gift to himself. He missed five greens in regulation but limited the damage to a lone bogey (at the par-4 15th hole) and converted five birdies. They were among 22 for the week. This will easily go in the books as his best finish in six appearances in this tournament, five of which at Sheshan International.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 02:09:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee is 12-for-12 in the UBS Hong Kong Open and returns to Fanling this week for another crack.

The Thai hasn't played it since 2012 but his T10 that year was his eighth successive top 20 in the event, a sequence dating back to 2005. His closest brush with victory came when second in 2007 while he also made the top three in 2006. Jaidee could only manage T36 in the Asian Tour's Macau Open on Sunday but prior to that he'd secured a seventh European Tour title by winning the Porsche European Open in Germany. He also played in the recent Presidents Cup, finishing 1-1-1 which included a halved match with Bubba Watson in the singles.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Thongchai Jaidee halved his Sunday singles match with Bubba Watson at the Presidents Cup.

There were only three holes after which Watson didn't hold the lead, but the conclusion shouldn't have been one of them. After Jaidee lagged his look at birdie from 74'10" to 18 inches, the lefty told the Thai to pick up for par. Watson then badly whiffed his birdie try from inside five feet. So, with each side getting a half-point and with six matches to be decided, the U.S. leads by the slimmest of margins, 12½-11½. In his Presidents Cup debut, Jaidee finished 1-1-1. Watson went 2-1-2.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 01:24:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee readies for the 11th edition of The Presidents Cup, this week in Incheon, Korea.

Jaidee has represented Asia six times for the Royal Trophy but will make his Presidents Cup debut this week. His career record in match play events is lengthy, and nothing to scoff at. Over the years he's compiled a 19-15-4 record which includes a 13-9-2 clip in singles. The seven-time European Tour winner looks to be a valuable asset for the International squad.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 09:01:00 AM

Overnight leader Thongchai Jaidee concluded the Porsche European Open with a bogey-free, 4-under-par 33-34=67 to post 17-under 267, good for a one-stroke victory over Graeme Storm.

The Thai went 4-for-4 in scrambling and took 29 putts at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach in Germany on Sunday. He dropped only two shots all week, so it only a matter of if he'd find enough birdies to hold off the field. Storm touched bogey-free 5-under through 15 holes today. After a par at the par-4 fourth, he bogeyed the par-3 17th, and then settled for par at the par-4 finisher. While the Englishman didn't lift the trophy today, he departed with the confidence gained from his first top 15 in over 12 months. Meanwhile, it's Jaidee's seventh European Tour title and first since the 2014 Nordea Masters. Today's secures a berth into the 2016 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. It also provides the kind of mojo the Internationals can use for the Presidents Cup, where the 45-year-old will be making his debut in the competition on Oct. 8-11.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:55:00 AM

With a 7-under-par 31-33=64 in Saturday's third round, Thongchai Jaidee moved into a one-shot lead in the Porsche European Open at Golf Resort Bad Griesbach.

The prospect of the Thai looking down on the field going into the final day looked remote at start of play but he moved up 14 spots to 13-under 200 with a round that featured eight birdies and a single bogey. Jaidee is a stroke in front of Ross Fisher, Graeme Storm and Pelle Edberg, whose 63 was the only round lower than Jaidee's. Jamie Donaldson, Magnus A Carlsson and Mikko Ilonen are a further shot back on 11-under. "I played solid all three rounds but today I putted much better," said Jaidee, who needed just 24 swishes of the short stick on Saturday. "You have to have good tee shots here as the greens are tricky. I enjoy playing this course and my game is good right now." His birdies came at 2, 3, 5, 8, 12, 13, 15 and 16 while he swallowed his sole bogey on the Beckenbauer course's second easiest hole, the par-5 10th. Jaidee will be chasing a seventh European Tour win tomorrow.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:14:00 PM

Thongchai Jaidee will peg it up for the ninth time in the PGA Championship when he contests this year's event at Whistling Straits.

The Thai is a six-time European Tour winner and also boasts 13 Asian Tour victories but, surprisingly, he's yet to have a top 20 in a major. His record in the PGA is especially poor with six missed cuts in eight tries and a best of T36 at Hazeltine in 2009. At Whistling Straits he shot 80-78 to crash out at halfway in 2004 and also lasted just two rounds in 2010 when carding 70-77. Latest form of 57-50-65 doesn't point to any obvious turnaround. Jaidee tees off from the 1st at 7:35am local time alongside Scotland's Stephen Gallacher and American Ryan Moore.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 05:20:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee stays on the road for this week's Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in the Swiss Alps.

This is the Thai veteran's sixth straight tournament and he hasn't missed a start since failing to make the cut in the U.S. Open. He's 4-for-4 since Chambers Bay but, after T11 at the BMW International Open in Germany and T10 at the Open de France, he's had to settle for T31 in the Scottish Open and T65 in the 144th Open Championship. More is expected of Jaidee this week, though, as he's 6-for-6 at Crans. He closed with a 65 to post T9 on his most recent visit in 2013 and took solo fifth in 2009.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 06:34:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee was runner-up in last year's Alstom Open de France and returns to Le Golf National this week for another crack.

In tough conditions, the Thai fired 70-69-69-72 to finish in a tie for second with Kevin Stadler 12 months ago, the pair just a single shot behind winner Graeme McDowell. The veteran was also T15 in 2012 and T26 in 2011 so is a proven performer on the undulating par 71. Jaidee sits in 8th spot on the current Race to Dubai rankings after adding to four top 10s this season (two of them second places) with a T11 in last week's BMW International Open.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 06:14:00 PM