Western Australian Brady Watt turns pro

Another impressive young Australian hoping to form part of the ‘next wave’ to tread the path being forged by Adam Scott will join the professional ranks this week.

23-year-old former National Squad member Brady Watt, born and raised in Perth, has announced his professional intentions and will make his debut in the strong field teeing off at this week’s Thailand Golf Championship at Amata Spring Country Club.

Brady Watt Brady Watt (Credit: Anthony Powter)

“My dream as a young boy was to turn pro eventually and I am absolutely delighted that this day has arrived,” said Watt, who reached world number one status in the amateur ranks last June and made the semi-finals at the U.S. Amateur in August.   “I am following in some huge golfing footsteps and I just hope I can give Australia somebody else to be proud of.”

“I would like to extend my thanks to Golf Australia and Golf WA who have provided significant support to me during my amateur career.”

Watt’s last appearance in a major event as an amateur was a highly creditable tie for 14th in the recent Emirates Australian Open at Royal Sydney, which earned him low amateur honours and a presentation ceremony appearance alongside champion Rory McIlroy and runner-up Scott.

Off the course, Watt will be guided by International Sports Management (ISM).

ISM’s founder Andrew ‘Chubby’ Chandler said “Brady is not only an incredible young golfer, but also a great guy and to finish 14th at the Australian Open was very impressive.”

“He is a very strong player and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”