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First Thai winner in PGA Tour wins American Family Insurance Championship

Thongchai Jaidee became the first Thai winner in PGA TOUR Champions history Sunday, closing with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory in the American Family Insurance Championship.

A week after playing his way into the event with a 10th-place finish in Iowa, the 52-year-old Thongchai won in his 19th start on the PGA TOUR Champions.

“Very big thing for me,” Thongchai said. “The game has changed. Now I’m very, very happy to be on tour.”

Thongchai rebounded from a bogey on the par-5 16th with a birdie on the par-3 17th and closed with a par. He finished at 14-under 202 at University Ridge.

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