The Regeneration of Golf

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For the first time in the history of Golf World Rankings there are five players in the top 25 who are 23 years old or younger.

These five are:

Collin Morikawa, age 23, world rank No. 4

Victor Hovland,  age 23, world rank No. 14

Matthew Wolff,  age 21,  world rank No. 15

Sungjae Im,  age 22,  world rank No. 18

Joaquin Niemann, age 22, world rank No. 25

From Yahoo!Sports:

"For comparison’s sake, Wolff was 9 years old when current World No. 1 Johnson won his first PGA Tour event in 2008. Do you feel old yet?"

The original posted comment is on Twitter from GOLFTV.

It is also noteworthy that these younger players are from diverse regions or countries of origin, meaning, it is not as if they all went through a single high-powered golf school, for example.  Hovland is from Norway, Niemann from Chile, Im from South Korea, Wolff from landlocked Oklahoma, Morikawa from California. 

It bodes well for the future of golf as a sport that it is attracting younger players who are as motivated, committed and determined as are these five.

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