The youngest-ever golf champion

She took up golf at the age of six and just eight years later Atthaya Thitikul finds herself as the youngest winner of a professional golf tournament.

The 14-year-old Thitikul entered the final day of 2017 Ladies European Thailand Championship two strokes behind leader Ana Menendez, but after the Mexican dropped four shots in the opening nine holes, the Thai teenager took control, winning the event by two shots.

Thitikul turned 14 on February 20, ensuring she broke Brooke Henderson’s youngest ever winner of a golf tournament record.

According to the Guinness Book for Records, the youngest male winner of a pro tournament is Japanese teenager, Ryo Ishikawa who won the 2007 Munsingwear Open KSB Cup aged 15 years, 245 days.