Growing up, golf has been dominated by players like Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. These players took advantage of every opportunity to practice their craft, leading to their names being known around the world. There’s a new generation of golfers honing their craft and looking to gain a spot in the hall of fame. Of the many that are coming up, here are three of the top candidates with the potential to become household names.
Brooks was born in Wellington, Florida in May of 1990. When he graduated Cardinal Newman High School, he played college golf at FSU where he was dubbed a three-time All-American champion after winning three events. He qualified for 2012 U.S. Open as an amateur, a rare feat that has gained him fame and notoriety. Brooks is recorded as having a driving accuracy of about 61%, with plenty of room for improvement as he continues his career.
Rose was born in July of 1980 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He’s golfed on courses like the Albany Golf Club, one of the prestigious clubs that employs golf management companies to ensure their course is in the best possible condition. He went pro when he was 18 years old, and he boasts a driving accuracy of about 64%. Rose won the 2014 Scottish Open, beating names like Kristoffer Broberg and Marc Warren.
Dustin originates from Columbia, South Carolina and was born in June of 1984. He has 19 PGA Tour wins and was named the 2016 Player of the Year. He also won the 2016 U.S. Open, played on Oakmont Golf Course. He went pro in 2007, and since then has been training to dominate the golf world. Johnson has a driving accuracy of 50%, leaving him open to some competition in the upcoming year.
These three names could be heard all year round if they continue on the path they’re on. Koepka, Rose, and Johnson all work hard and depend on well-designed golf courses to train on. Maybe with more training, you could be the next Tiger Woods or Brooks Koepka.