The Ordinary Heroes

Calvin Koh talks to Jazz Janewattananond about how the Thai golfer emerges from an unsure talent into a national hero

Very often in golf, a hero will emerge.

He rises from near oblivion to become the next great hope in the sport with his name moving beyond just a byword to a feature in the headlines.

However, before enjoying their sweet taste of success, it is always a crazy and insecure journey to finding where their unsure talent would eventually take them.

Thailand’s Jazz Janewattananond is one of them.

He lost his Asian Tour card in 2016 and saw his playing opportunities further diminished when he missed the grade at Qualifying School the following year.

However, he was not ready to say goodbye to the sport.

The young Thai told me back then he ‘was not going to give up’ and will play his way again to the upper echelons of the game.