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It was Jan. It was then that an 8-year old Tavatanakit, from her home in Thailand, watched television footage of Tiger Woods winning a golf tournament. As Woods fist-pumped in celebration, it was at that moment that Tavatanakit decided that she "wanted to be like him one day.
Looking back I would say it was really tough. While both were 21 years old when they both won their first major, Tavatanakit did Woods one better, getting her first major victory in her rookie season on Tour. Woods won his first major in his second season on Tour at the Masters Tournament. Tavatanakit is the first rookie in more than 30 years to win at Mission Hills Country Club.
Again, something not Golf girl wanted Woods could do in his first major victory. InWoods was one of the longest hitters on Tour, second only to John Daly. His length, combined with his all-around game and premium on fitness, aled a new age in men's pro golf. While many have had the length, few have had the complete game to dominate in a way that Tavatanakit did at Mission Hills.
Tavatanakit ranks second on Tour in driving distance at yards. During the week, she hit 84 percent of greens and 66 percent of fairways. Tavatanakit is just the first of the up-and-coming long-hitters to win on the LPGA.
Bianca Pagdanganan, a fellow rookie, le the Tour in driving distance for the second year in a row. Both rookies were also first timers in but had their status carry over to due to the pandemic.
Pagdangnan finished T Tavatanakit may be the first, but more are coming up behind her. An 8-year-old Tavatanakit knew she wanted to be a golfer and dreamed of the day she would become a major champion.
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