For fans of the PGA Tour, time is indeed a double-edged sword. As we watch the window slowly closing on a variety of tour veterans and the number of realistic chances they have left at leaving their mark on the game, we also witness the opening of the door for a new crop of players with hopes, dreams, and talent. Although there are many, this article will focus on some players that seem to have received a VIP pass from Father Time as their success has come quickly. Indeed, all of the players mentioned below have already proven that they are able to hoist up a trophy after a Sunday round of golf.
Having recently adding his victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship to his win earlier this year at the Humana Challenge, Reed is hitting on all cylinders as he currently cruises through his 2014 season…at the age of 23.
English is a multiple winner on the PGA Tour, winning the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic, the OHL Classic in November and the Franklin Templeton Shootout with Matt Kuchar in December. Not bad for a 25 year old, not bad at all.
Recently capturing his first victory at the Puerto Rico Open, 26 year old Hadley seems to have picked up on the PGA Tour right where he left off on the Web.com Tour, where he won twice in 2013.
Russell started his PGA Tour career with a bang winning his first event, the 2013 Sony Open in record-breaking fashion. Just 24 years old, this season Henley has already won The Honda Classic.
Somehow making the other young men on this list seem older than they truly are, 20 year old Spieth has reminded all golf fans that being young doesn’t mean that you can’t be an accomplished competitor among your elders. If Jordan is the beginning of a trend where people his age become more plentiful on tour, that slowly closing window mentioned above might all of the sudden be slammed shut on those trying to keep it open.