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Golf the perfect cure for Atthaya

From sickly child in Ratchaburi to world number one, teenage star keeps a level head

Atthaya Thitikul hits a tee shot during the first round of the LPGA Toto Japan Classic golf tournament in Otsu, Shiga prefecture, on Thursday. The Thai world No.1 finished her day one under par, six shots behind the leaders. (Photo: Jiji Press/AFP)

Atthaya Thitikul took up golf as a sickly six-year-old to improve her poor health. Now she has joined Tiger Woods as one of the sport’s youngest world number ones.

The Thai teenager reached the top of the world women’s golf rankings this week after a stunning debut year on the LPGA Tour.

The 19-year-old from Ratchaburi has won two tournaments on the US-based elite…

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