It Might Seem Like A Long Shot, But Are These Three Golfers Proving That It’s A Young Man’s Game After All?
While youth is gold dust in the vast majority of sports, age often seems to come out trumps where golf is concerned. Perhaps because golf clubs seem the reserve of the mature gentleman, or maybe because the top golfing names like Tiger Woods seem to go from strength to strength across the years.
Who knows? Either way, this perception of age as a prerequisite to success has left many young prospects overlooking their ability on the golf course. This is an issue but, luckily, young men with the passion and capabilities to develop their games regardless are currently coming up the left.
In fact, with big, and more importantly young, names like Niall Horan and Harry Kane making their love for golfing known, more young and talented individuals than ever are finally investing in the golf equipment they need to get their golfing careers going. And, to further prove why that effort is worthwhile, we’re going to look at three surprisingly young players who have taken even high-level golfing tournaments by storm.
# 1 – Jordan Spieth – 27-years-old
Jordan Spieth is quite literally spinning a storm to shake golf from its very core, already having amassed wins that include The US Open, The FedEx Cup, and The Masters, where he shot the most birdies in the history of the tournament. What’s more, he did all this in one fine season back in 2015!
A season of that scope would be impressive at the best of times, but the fact that Spieth was just 21-years-old is perhaps the best proof in modern golf that young men really can cement their place in style.
# 2 – Rory Mcllroy – 31-years-old
Mcllroy has to be one of the most recognizable names of young golfing prowess, having entered the sport in a big way when he turned professional at the ripe age of just eighteen. Even so young, his early successes were impressive enough to see him joining Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods as one of three players to win four majors by the age of 25. Unsurprisingly, he’s now a name synonymous with the game, and became the top ranking player in the world for the second time back in February last year.
# 3 – Jason Day – 33-years-old
Australian golfer Jason Day has also made some remarkable contributions as a young face of golf throughout his career. Though now into his thirties, Day broke the world’s top ten when he was just twenty-four years old, cementing his place at ninth after finishing as a runner-up in the US Open.
In fact, many have long touted Day as one of the best players in the world, let alone one of the best players under 30 (as he then was,) an accolade that’s only going from strength to strength the longer that he’s in the limelight.
With all these amazing names reaching some of the best achievements in the golfing world at such a young age, it begs the question, who said golf was an old man’s game in the first place?