14-year-old Atthaya Thitikul becomes world’s youngest golf champion

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Amateur golfer Atthaya Thitikul became the youngest known winner of a professional golf tour event when she won the Ladies European Thailand Championship on Sunday at just 14 years of age.

Thitikul replaces golf’s previous youngest winner, Canadian Brooke Henderson, who had won an event on the Canadian Women’s Tour in 2012 at the age of 14 years, nine months, and three days. Thitikul won her event at the age of 14 years, four months, and 19 days.


Thitikul dedicated her win to Thailand and the Thai people. Her amateur status, however, makes her ineligible to win the 45,000 euros prize money, which will be awarded to Mexican Ana Menendez who came second in the championship.