Golf is already in a great place. Tiger is back and just won the Masters. Brooks, DJ, Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Rickie, Tommy Fleetwood, Jon Rahm, and Patrick Cantlay are a group of fairly young guys keeping the tour events star studded. But golf fans should be really excited for the next wave of players to get on tour. These kids are going to be superstars. I’m going to list a couple of players who I am really excited to see on tour in a couple of years and break them down.
#1. Matthew Wolff
Took him not even 5 PGA Tour starts for him to record his first win. Whats going to help Matthew get so famous is his extremely unique swing. However, in my opinion, that is going to add a future to golf that no one sees coming. Working with swing coach George Gankas, together these two might just be able to push out the traditional swing thoughts and following the plane, and get players and coaches who will swing their own swing. And I think this is going to add to more exciting golf in the future. Wolff is going to have to hold the majority of golfs future in his hands eventually, but he isn’t going to have to do it alone.
#2. Viktor Hovland
Often talked about in the same sentence of Matthew Wolff, Viktor has the potential to honestly be the best golfer out of this class. Low amateur at the Masters and US Open thanks to a impressive US Amateur victory at Pebble Beach, Hovland has played well in his first few PGA tour starts. In his last three events finishing with two T13 and a T16, he has shot a 65 and two 64s in the final rounds. Expect Hovland to bomb drivers and score low on his way to a elite PGA Tour career.
#3. Collin Morikawa
Recording a T2, T4, and a T14 along with already taking home over a million dollars, Morikawa is quickly making a name for himself on his rise to the top. With a scoring average of 68, he has yet to miss a cut all season. And without Wolff draining a eagle putt from off the green at the 3M championship, he should have been in a playoff with Wolff and DeChambeau. Morikawa is going to be one of the more consistant golfers out of this group of young ones and is going to be near the top when it is all said and done.
As for the rest of young golfers, there is to many to break down. A few on my radar are Will Gordon, Karl Vilips, Akshay Bhatia, Joe Pagdin, and Brandon Wu. The future of golf is in great hands, and the young kids coming up know that they are the future.