Inside the ropes with: Patty Tavatanakit

Patty Tavatanakit with the trophy after winning the ANA Inspiration at the Dinah Shore course in Rancho Mirage, California, on April 4, 2021.
Patty Tavatanakit with the trophy after winning the ANA Inspiration at the Dinah Shore course in Rancho Mirage, California, on April 4, 2021.PHOTO: AFP

Age: 21

Country: Thailand

2021 ANA Inspiration winner


Q: What new skill/ hobby did you pick up during Covid?

A: I watched the whole Avengers movies in order. Then I did Harry Potter as well. I was also on this workout programme, where it was six days a week for eight weeks, so I was really tired all the time and barely had time to golf. I live in Florida so I learnt how to get up on a wakeboard, did kneeboarding and tubing.

Q: Holiday destination once the pandemic is over?

A: Anywhere in Europe. I'd want to go to the Netherlands and then do a road trip to Switzerland, France. Just travel all over.

Q: Favourite sport, besides golf, to watch at the Olympics?

A: Track and field, or weightlifting. I've watched like video clips where they lift such heavy weights and I just don't understand the science behind it. So I'd like to go watch and learn.

Q: What's a good indoor workout?

A: I mainly work a lot on my upper body because I have neck, shoulder problems. I also do Pilates.

Q: Favourite athlete not in golf?

A: Serena Williams, just how much she's had an impact on the female side of sports.