Thursday, 12 February 2009

Yet Another Teenage Golfing Sensation

We here at Golf Predictor are starting to believe that pregnant mothers are playing golf tapes to their stomachs! How else do you explain the outstanding achievements in the professional game of increasingly younger sensations? Already this season, we've had Rory McIlroy and Ryo Ishikawa and now we have Noh Seung-yul. The 17-year-old South Korean shot the lights out in the first round of the Malaysian Open on the European PGA Tour, carding an incredible ten under par 62. Of course, he's won already (in last year's China Classic) and also had three second place finishes, so he shouldn't be too fazed.

The situation is even more extreme in the woman's game with a pair of 12 year olds acquitting themselves quite well in the Australian Open this week. Of course, they are of Korean extraction. The almost depressing thing is even they aren't the youngest to ever have played professionally. That honour goes to (then) 11 year old Ariya Jutanukarn in 2007. It's almost enough to make you give up the game!

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