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Thongchai Jaidee |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 11/8/1969
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 139
College: Thailand

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With a 3-and-1 victory over Jim Furyk in the second round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play Championship, Thongchai Jaidee evened his record for the week at 1-1.
Furyk was never in this. It was the first match out on TPC Harding Park today and Jaidee cruised. The Thai opened birdie-birdie to stake a 2-up lead. With a par at the par-3 third and a concession at No. 4, he was 4-up. It grew to 5-up twice before Furyk finally found a gear that worked. Birdies at 11, 15 and 16 helped defend a bogey-loss at 14, but Jaidee was 4-up with four to play. So, that Furyk extended until walking off with a bogey at the par-3 17th was mildly impressive. He's also 1-1 and will face Martin Kaymer in Friday's third round. Jaidee will take aim at George Coetzee. Apr 30 - 4:23 PM

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Thongchai Jaidee will make a fourth appearance in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship this week.

The Thai was drawn against Jim Furyk, Martin Kaymer and George Coetzee in Group 5 and his first reaction was probably relief at avoiding match-play king Ian Poulter. Jaidee made the quarter-finals of this event on his debut in 2010 but was eliminated by the Englishman and Poulter also took him down in the final of the 2013 Volvo World Match Play in Bulgaria. Jaidee has an overall singles record in all match-play of 12-7-2 while he's 3-3 here after first-round exits in 2013 and 2014. He's made little impression in recent PGA TOUR events and also struggled at TPC Harding Park in 2005 when finishing T60 at the WGC-American Express Championship.
Apr 28 - 4:16 AM

Thongchai Jaidee finally made it through to the weekend in last year's Masters so will reset his goals in 2015.

The Thai finished a creditable T37 in 2014 but with round scores of 73-74-75-73 he's still yet to shoot par or better at Augusta National. In two previous visits, he withdrew after an opening 74 in 2010 and missed the cut after carding 78-75 on debut in 2006. To be honest, the Thai finds majors a struggle. He's managed just one top 25 in 23 attempts and that was back in the 2009 Open Championship. He was a runner-up on home soil in the Thailand Classic two starts ago but shot 17-over to finish 69th of 74 in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Florida last month.
Apr 6 - 12:23 PM

Thongchai Jaidee's birdie putt to force a playoff hung on the lip, forcing the local hero to settle for tied second place in the True Thailand Classic.

It was a strong case of what might have been for the Thai after his 1-under-par 71 left him on 15-under 273 -- one shot short of winner Andrew Dodt. He'll reflect tonight and, perhaps for a long time ahead, on the double bogey-7 at 13, the bogey at 16 and the three-putt at the par-5 18th which ended with his 10-footer to tie missing by an inch. There was some good stuff in there too -- a birdie at the first and further par breakers at 12, 14 and 15 but this was one that got away. That said, hitting just 10 greens in regulation (compared to 17 on each of the previous two days) denied him further birdie chances even though he did go 7-for-8 in scrambling.
Feb 15 - 5:59 AM

Local star Thongchai Jaidee is giving the crowds plenty to cheer after another strong performance on day two of the True Thailand Classic.

Jaidee posted a 6-under-par 32-34=66 in Friday's second round to reach 9-under 135 and that's just two shots behind leader Miguel Angel Jiménez. It should really have been better but he missed short birdie putts at the final two holes. Jaidee buried seven birdies in his opening 14 holes while his only bogey came at the par-5 13th. Thailand's best-known golfer has accumulated six wins on the European Tour and 13 in Asia so will surely be a big factor on the weekend.
Feb 13 - 5:27 AM

Thongchai Jaidee will have home support on the European Tour this week as he returns to Hin Hua to contest the True Thailand Classic.

Thailand's best-known golfer will be very much in the spotlight for the co-sanctioned event at Black Mountain and his past exploits at the course bode well. The former paratrooper was T5 in the Asian Tour's 2009 Black Mountain Masters and T7 the following year. He's also finished in the top 10 in four of his last five starts in Thailand. The 45-year-old's current form suggests he's ready to step it up. Jaidee was T20 in Malaysia last week, T35 in Dubai and T23 in Qatar.
Feb 10 - 11:39 AM

Thongchai Jaidee is 11-for-12 at the Commerical Bank Qatar Masters and returns for another crack at Doha Golf Club.

Jaidee has never finished better than T9 (2007 and 2013) but has compiled a strong body of work in this event with seven finishes in the top 25. The Thai's good form at the end of 2014 points to another. He closed the year with a sixth place in his home Thailand Golf Championship and a week earlier was seventh in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa. The veteran finished 22nd on the Race to Dubai standings last year.
Jan 19 - 4:12 PM

Thongchai Jaidee turns his attention to Sheshan International Golf Club for this week's World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions.

Jaidee enters the week ranked 42nd in the Official World Golf Ranking and on the heels of six straight top-35 international finishes. The Thai is no stranger to the winner's circle, with 17 professional wins to his name. This will be Jaidee's fourth appearance at Sheshan International, finishing T19 in 2009, T29 in 2011, and T46 last year. His recent form paired with his winning pedigree makes him a strong sleeper in deep formats.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 11:28:00 PM

Thongchai Jaidee has been on a recent hot run ahead of The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool.

Jaidee won the Nordea Masters before heading to Pinehurst for the U.S. Open, where he missed the cut. He then hopped back across the pond to tie for fifth and share second at the BMW International Open and the Alsom Open de France before tying for 48th last week in Scotland. He has teed it up in The Open on seven occasions and has played the weekend on four occasions, though he has yet to score a top-10 finish.
Tue, Jul 15, 2014 09:32:00 PM

With a birdie on the first playoff hole, Thongchai Jaidee came away with victory at the Nordea Masters.

The Thai penciled in a 4 at the 18th hole at PGA Sweden National in Malmö, Sweden, while Victor Dubuisson and Stephen Gallacher settled for par-5s. Jaidee started the day four strokes adrift of overnight co-leaders Henrik Stenson and Eddie Pepperell (who had shared the lead after every round). Jaidee then opened birdie-birdie-birdie and picked off an eagle and two birdies on his inward nine to post 7-under 33-32=65 for 16-under 272. While Stenson (71) and Pepperell (72) faded to finish fifth and T6, respectively, Dubuisson closed with bogey-free, 5-under 32-35=67 with five birdies. Gallacher snuck in with a birdie at the last for 4-under 34-34=68. Thanks to his bogey-free, 7-under 34-31=65, Robert-Jan Derksen took solo fourth one stroke outside the playoff. This is Jaidee's sixth European Tour title. He is now exempt into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational this summer.
Sun, Jun 1, 2014 01:18:00 PM

Thongchai Jaidee returns to TPC Sawgrass for his third start in THE PLAYERS.

While Jaidee is not a member of the PGA TOUR, he tends to show up in some of the games biggest events via his Official World Golf Ranking. He enters this week at 50th in the OWGR. While his biggest accomplishment this year on a large stage was his T6 at the WGC-Cadillac Championship, he enters this week off a T5 at the CIMB Niaga Indonesia Masters. He has missed the cut in his two previous starts at THE PLAYERS.
Tue, May 6, 2014 07:31:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee will make his third start in the Masters this week at Augusta National.

The Thai is 0-for-2 at the Masters, missing the cut in his debut (2006) and withdrawing during the second round citing and elbow injury (2010). Jaidee has five top 10s across the globe since December, but only one of those was against PGA TOUR competition. With only one career major championship top 25 in 19 attempts, expecting anything more than a made cut might be asking too much.
Wed, Apr 9, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Thongchai Jaidee twirled a 4-under-par 36-32=68 in the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship and is the early clubhouse leader at 1-over 289.

After trading two birdies for two bogeys on the front nine at Trump National Doral, Jaidee was blemish-free, with four birdies, on the back. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that he was able to post such a solid score without recording a birdie on a par 5. In fact, he opened the day with a bogey on the par-5 first. It seems highly unlikely his score will hold up for anything better than a top 10, but with the number of balls already in the water this week, anything could happen.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 04:17:00 PM

Thongchai Jaidee returns to the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship and will take on Webb Simpson in the first round.

Jaidee is the 12th seen in the Bobby Jones bracket. Though he lost in the first round last year, he made it all the way to the quarterfinals in 2010. While his history at Dove Mountain suggests the possibility of a surprise run, facing Simpson is a tall task.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014 09:02:00 PM

Thongchai Jaidee enters the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions after a tie for second at the BMW Masters last week.

Perhaps a surprise to many, Jaidee ranks 49th in the Official World Golf Rankings. He's been consistently chasing titles all year, with 12 top 10s across the globe since this event a year ago. He's seen Sheshan International Golf Club twice, sharing 19th in 2009 and 29th in '11.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 08:52:00 PM