There are many new up and coming golf players and the competition is getting harder and harder. They each put up a strong fight against the seasoned professionals, having to prove their worth they come in strong, and a few of them have truly shown that they are a force to be reckoned with! Here are the newest stars to make the PGA Tour this season.
1. Ollie Schniederjans
Oliver “Ollie” Frank Schniederjans has made the top 10 lists five times in his career, including a T-3 at Hilton Head and a runner-up at the Wyndham Championship. Schniederjans was also the number one ranked World Amateur Golfer. This award earned him the Mark H. McCormack Medal. He grew up playing golf and played through college as well. He is regarded as one of the best ball strikers around, although his wedge play is considered weak, he continues to put up a strong fight on the golf course and plays against other greats!
2. Peter Uihlein
Since his victory in the 2010 U.S Amateur, the 28-year-old has played four seasons on the European Tour, winning the 2013 Madeira Islands Open. He is an American golfer but is currently playing in the European tour. He was once ranked the number one amateur golfer and has been improving ever since, and his many victories are only further proof of his skill in the game.
3. Stephan Jaeger
Jaeger shot an incredible 58-65-64-63 at the 2016 Ellie Mae Classic winning the Web.com-Tour-record 30-under total. With a history of setting hole records, Jaeger is a rising golf star to follow on the PGA this season.
4. Aaron Wise
In his first year on the Web.com Tour, Wise, just 21, earned his PGA Tour card by finishing 19th on the regular-season money list. He has a few other titles under his belt that make him a top contender in the sport. When he puts his mind to it he is a strong player.
6. Beau Hossler
At just 17 years old, Hossler qualified for U.S. Open for the second time to tie for 29th. He went on to win his third U.S. open and tied for 58th. He has a lot of potential and as he is still so young he will no doubt only grow and get better in his career. You will more than likely be hearing his name more and more and his game improves.
7. Marty Dou
Young Dou made history last year to become the first Chinese golfer to earn a PGA Tour card. He went on to become the third-youngest winner in the history of the PGA Tour. He won several amateur events and two professional events in China before turning professional in 2014. Dou’s resilience and pattern of making history puts him on the list of up and coming golf stars. Keep an eye out for this one as he is sure to make even more history as he continues to play.