Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland are three of the young talents “storming” at the PGA Tour during the past 12 months.
It can be said that the first year of the new decade was a successful year and marked the young golfer’s mark in the top golf arena. At the age of 23, Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship on his debut and was on the Golfer Award nominees of the year in his first year on the PGA Tour. Morikawa’s colleague, Viktor Hovland was crowned at two events and entered the Top 15 of the OWGR world golf ranking.
Meanwhile, 21-year-old Matthew Wolff faces a great opportunity to write history at the US Open. Although unsuccessful, the runner-up position on the challenging pitch of West Winged Foot deserves the US players’ pride to “hold their heads.” A month ago at TPC Harding Park, Wolff ranked T4 in the final. These are also two major launching events of Wolff.
In addition to the trio mentioned above, the Tour also received many imprints of the young golf generation. “Ironman” 22-year-old Im Sungjae won the Honda Classic and made a shocking debut at The Masters when he finished runner-up, although the initial goal was just enough points through the cut. Joaquin Niemann of the same age is also showing potential To become a top golfer If expanding beyond the American golf arena and timeline, Dane Rasmus Højgaard with the coronation of the Mauritius Open (December 2019) at the age of 19 has become the first golfer born after 2000. won the European Tour event and won a second title just nine months later.