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Official World Golf Ranking: 1108
Born: Sun,Jan 30,1966 - Hua Hin, Thailand
Age: 58y 5m 13d, Nationality: THA
Height: 5' 5, Weight: 135lbs
Home: Hua Hin, Thailand
Turned Pro: 1991, Joined European Tour: 2008
Notes: Learned to play golf in Hua Hin as he had to walk through a golf course daily to get to school, and his first club was made with bamboo and a piece of scrap metal. Tipped by Greg Norman to be a world-class player after the Aussie played alongside him in the Dubai Desert Classic in 1996. Norman again was impressed when the two played together in the BMW Asian Open in 2004. He is known for his laid-back character. Prayad claimed the biggest win of his career when he lifted the...

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Prayad Marksaeng

Learned to play golf in Hua Hin as he had to walk through a golf course daily to get to school, and his first club was made with bamboo and a piece of scrap metal. Tipped by Greg Norman to be a world-class player after the Aussie played alongside him in the Dubai Desert Classic in 1996. Norman again was impressed when the two played together in the BMW Asian Open in 2004. He is known for his laid-back character.
Prayad claimed the biggest win of his career when he lifted the season-ending Volvo Masters of Asia trophy on home soil in 2007. Prayad survived a shaky finish before beating Juvic Pagunsan of the Philippines by one stroke after making a birdie on the 18 hole, the only player to do so in the final round. It capped another fine season for Prayad, who registered six other top-10 finishes en route to finishing fifth on the Order of Merit.
Owes his success to his mentor, Supphaporn Maphungphong, who died in November 2007.
Plays both on the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour, best year on Asian Tour 1997 when he finished 2nd on the money list with $123,806 with two wins. Next best year came in 2007 when he finished 5th on the money list with $358,623 and one win.
In 2016 played in nine Asian Tour events, best finish T-8th Queen's Cup finishing 39th on the order of merit with $116,081. Also played a full schedule on the Japan Senior circuit and won four times, Maruhan Cup Taiheiyo Club Senior, Komatsu Open, Japan Senior Open, Japan PGA Senior Championship. Played in nine Japan Senior Tour events in 2016 and led that tour's order of merit with $523,006 in earnings.
In 2017 played in 20 events around the world, winning the 2017 SMBC Singapore Open for his 10th title, eight days before turning 51.
Also, in 2017 played twice and won twice on the Japan Senior Tour at the 2017 Sumida Cup Senior Golf Tournament, 18th Starts Senior Golf Tournament. Those two events has earnings of $201,550.
Won five times on the Japan Senior Tour in 2018.

Has played on the Japan Golf Tour since 2001.
2005 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 5; scoring average -70.32 (ranked T4th); money Yen37,194,44 (ranked 35th); Best finish, T2nd Under Armour KBC Augusta
2006 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 7; scoring average -70.56 (ranked T12th); money Yen44,298,951 (ranked 26th); Best finish, T2nd Sun Chlorella Classic
2007 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average -70.14 (ranked 5th); money Yen56,076,178 (ranked 10th); Best finish, 2nd Woodone Open Hiroshima
2008 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average -70.49 (ranked 6th); money Yen111,364,595 (ranked 3rd); Winner Mitsubishi Diamond Cup, Mizuno Open, Dunlop Phoenix
2009 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average -70.56 (ranked T11th); money Yen27,787,800 (ranked 36th); best finish, 3rd Mitsubishi Diamond Cup.
2010 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.50 (ranked 43rd); money Yen10,042,213 (ranked 74th); Best finish, T8th Asia Pacific Panasonic Open.
2011 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.32 (ranked 35th); money Yen24,751,417 (ranked 39th); Best finish, T5th PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup.
2012 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.10 (ranked 27th); money Yen31,246,832 (ranked 36th); Best finish, T3rd Fujisankei Classic.
2013 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 16; in money - 11; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 70.88 (ranked 16th); money Yen41,015,121 (ranked 23rd); Best finish, winner Thailand Open.
2014 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.59 (ranked 7th); money Yen54,807,380 (ranked 17th); Best finish, 2nd Golf Nippon Series JT Cup.
2015 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 70.74 (ranked 8th); money Yen50,384,742 (ranked 20th); Best finish, won Dulop Fukushima Open.
2016 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 12; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.61 (ranked 48th); money Yen14,213,252 (ranked 68th); Best finish, T-9th Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup.
2017 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.73 (ranked 18th); money Yen50,389,244 (ranked 18th); Best finish, T-2nd Dunlop Phoenix.
2018 Japan PGA Tour Summary: Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 10; Top-10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 71.34 (ranked 36th); money Yen15,954,606 (ranked 64th); Best finish, T-6th The Crowns
2019 Notes: Has played in several Asian and Japan tour events. On the PGA Tour Champions was T-52nd at the Senior PGA Championship, T-21st at the Japan Championship, T-38th at the U.S. Senior Open and T-46th at the Senior Open.
Played in One Japan event in 2020, missing cut at Singapore Open, played twice in 2021 missing cut at Asia Pacific Diamond Cup and T-30th Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open. In 2022 missed cut at Asia Pacific Open. Was T-27th at the 2022 Senior Open.
2023 Notes: Here is his events he has played on the Asian Tour
T-7th at the Boonchu Ruangkit Championship
T-69th at International Series Oman
T-26th at International Series Qatar
Missed cut at International Series Thailand
T-10th at the DGC Open
Missed cut at World CIty Championship
Withdrew from the International Series Vietnam

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 135, Cuts Made: 89 (66%), Top Tens: 19 (14%) , Rounds: 439, Scoring Avg: 71.46, Career Earnings: $2,432,841 - Best Finish: Maybank Malaysian (T-2nd)
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