Rookie Babe Of The Year!
This time last year, the world had not really heard of or knew who this kid from Thailand was.
Now, with 2021 coming to an end, Thailand’s hot new star, Patty Tavatanakit (pictured) has been declared the LPGA’s Rookie of the Year!
This is a big deal – she has clinched the 2021 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award. The 2021 ANA Inspiration winner earned 1,134 points through 17 events.
“Earning this award is a dream come true for me,” said Tavatanakit. “It’s once in a lifetime. I’m so thrilled that I get to add my name to a spectacular list of recipients that I have looked up to for many years. This season has been one to remember, and I’m excited to finish 2021 strong as the tour’s newest Rookie of the Year.”
In 2019, the powerful Thai player won the Gaelle Truet Rookie of the Year honours on the Symetra Tour where she won three times and finished second to earn her LPGA card. Last April, the former UCLA standout became the first LPGA rookie to win the ANA since Juli Inkster in 1984. She also notched eight top-10 finishes this season.
Tavatanakit will receive the award at the 2021 Rolex LPGA Awards during the week of the season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Florida.