Golf's history-making schoolboy: The hectic double-life of 15-year-old Ratchanon 'TK' Chantananuwat

He's the youngest male player ever to win on a major Tour, but Ratchanon 'TK' Chantananuwat, isn't letting golfing success interfere with his studies.

Golf, Golf's History-Making Schoolboy: The Hectic Double-Life Of 15-Year-Old Ratchanon 'Tk' Chantananuwat

5/26/2022 7:45:00 AM

Thailand's 15-year-old golf sensation Ratchanon 'TK' Chantananuwat is the youngest male player to win on one of the game’s major Tours -- and he has high hopes for his sporting future:

He's the youngest male player ever to win on a major Tour, but Ratchanon 'TK' Chantananuwat, isn't letting golfing success interfere with his studies.

But Ratchanon is not like most kids his age -- he's already a history-making amateur golfer competing against some of the game's best professionals.In April -- five weeks on from his 15th birthday -- he made international headlines when he became the youngest male player to win on a major Tour, claiming the $750,000 Trust Golf Asian Mixed Cup in his native Thailand. Photos: Golf's greatest-ever prodigiesAs we take a look at some of the most talented prodigies in the history of golf, where better to start than Tiger Woods: Six junior world championships to his name, the only player to win three US junior championships in a row, and a three-peat winner of the US amateur from 1994 to 1996. Woods turned pro in August 1996. Within a year, he'd scooped three PGA Tour events, become the youngest winner of The Masters at 21, and become the fastest player to reach No. 1 after turning professional, just 290 days into his pro career. Pictured, Woods at the 1996 US Amateur Championships.

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