There have been a ton of young golfers that have caught the eye of fans on social media, such as Cameron Champ and Ho-sung Choi. But those guys can move over for now, as the spotlight is now on Matthew Wolff.
Wolff is an amateur golfer that is currently playing at Oklahoma State as a sophomore. This isn’t his first taste of fame, however, as he was first featured as one of the keys to Ok State’s national championship last year, playing as a freshman. Since then, Wolff hasn’t done anything other than winning his first tournaments of the year in a dominant fashion.
Matthew Wolff is -3 thru 14 in his PGA TOUR debut.
🔸19 years old
🔸1st-team All-American as a freshman last year
🔸 Won three straight collegiate events in the fall
And a swing you have never seen before. 😯 pic.twitter.com/rdoMo4NwS7
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 31, 2019
His success at Oklahoma State isn’t the only thing that has fans buzzing either. What makes Wolff such an intriguing, popular player in the world of golf right now is kind of a combination of what has brought Cameron Champ and Ho-sung Choi into the spotlight. Wolff sports a unique swing and also uses that swing to hammer the ball down the fairway.
The swing isn’t as eccentric as Choi’s, but it is kind of similar to Jason Dufner. He doesn’t spend much time standing over the ball, gives a shake of his leg, then releases his shot. The power he generates is also catching the eye of pundits around the game. Just take his performance at the Phoenix Waste Management Open this week, as his average drive was well over 300 yards, never dipping below 310 yards.
19 year old Matthew Wolff played his debut round on the PGA Tour today. His driving distances:
The game isn't changing. It's changed. pic.twitter.com/YxWri03PmK
— Jamie Kennedy (@jamierkennedy) January 31, 2019
Speaking of his first round at the Waste Management Open, Wolff is showing his potential there as well. It wasn’t a dominant performance but the 19-year-old is currently tied for 11th after shooting four-under against some of the best players in the world. It’s certainly a good launching pad, as another young star, Jon Rahm, finished T-5 at the event when he was a junior in college. Now he’s a top ten player in the entire world.
The potential of Wolff is uncapped and he’s certainly showing that with his performance this year. His career arc will be one to watch in the coming years and he could just be the next superstar to enter the PGA TOUR in the next few seasons.
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