Golf is not typically known as a young man’s game, but there is a large crop of up-and-coming golfers who are looking to make a name for themselves. Many of the best golfers are under the age of 25, which means most of the best golfers of the future are currently just starting their careers. Take a look at the best of the best and see what you think of the future of the sport.
Internationally, Jon Rahm is ranked as the sixth-best golfer in the world and is a three-time PGA tour winner. It might be strange to see him on an up-and-coming list since he’s already arrived, but at only 24 years of age, Rahm isn’t even at his peak yet – expect this athlete to continue improving.
This Norwegian talent has yet to win in a professional tournament, but he is a clear talent with a lot of energy. He has been a low amateur at both the Masters and the U.S.Open, and he finished fourth at the Wyndham Championship. He has a robust collegiate record and junior experience – Viktor is one to watch.
At just 22, Morikawa has already won more than $1.75 million in nine Tour starts and has qualified for the FedEx Cup playoffs. He is an incredibly accurate golfer, with almost 80% accuracy in greens and 73% in regulation. His precision makes him a formidable opponent for even the best of the best.
This Oklahoma State star has an unorthodox swing, which is the result of a broken collarbone at the age of 16. His tenderness at the time pushed him to keep square shoulders, a very in-to-out swing path, and a slightly open clubface. His quirky positioning and motion have earned him a great deal of attention – particularly because it works so well for him.
This South Korean star has been playing golf since the age of 3 and is purported to have beaten his father for the first time at the age of 8. He has been a youth champion for years, was the top Tour rookie in 2019 FedEx Cup points, and was the only one to advance to East Lake. His form, skill, and natural talent have made him a star among the pros.
These are just a handful of the stellar young athletes that are currently dominating the game of golf. It’s important to recognize the work that these youthful competitors have put into their game, and understand that they have so much further yet to go.