Rising stars to watch in the world of golf

While most of the focus is on the sports stars of all the major tournaments, there is a new generation of players climbing the golf ladder. It looks like these budding golfers are well on their way to becoming stars in their own right. The popularity of golf as a sport is also growing, increasing interest in current and upcoming stars. Furthermore, the popularity has seen the game emerge as a theme in online casino games such as video slots. So, who are the up-and-coming golfers you should keep an eye on?

Matthew Manasero

Matteo Manassero has all the tools needed to become a star on both sides of the Atlantic. Manasero earned his first championship at the age of 17 when he won the Castellón Masters in Spain in 2010. Although they are not considered the main event favorites, these athletes must be recognized.

He also won the BMW PGA Championship in England, becoming the youngest champion in the event at the age of 20. Manassero’s goals go beyond winning individual competitions.

Russell Henley

Russell Henley entered the 2013 PGA Tour season ready to make a name for himself. He won the Sony Open in January with an impressive 24 under 256 score, earning him $1,008,000. Henley has three other top 10 shows, as well as five top 25 spots. This season, Henley earned more than $1.9 million.

Branden Grace

The South African made his presence known at the Masters, as he netted 288 draws to tie for 18th in his first major title of the year. He also received 116,000 dollars. Grace must improve the accuracy of his game. If Branden can develop in this area, he has the potential to compete on the PGA Tour and in Europe regularly.

Luke Guthrie

Luke Guthrie set the tone for the Web.com Tour when he finished in the top ten in four of the ten events he entered in 2012. Guthrie made his PGA Tour debut this year and won over $973,000. His highest achievement was third place in the Honda Classic, which he won with $408 thousand.

While Guthrie is not a strong hitter, he does have a great short game. Guthrie ranks 15th on the tour, with Green scoring 93.39 percent of his wedge shots from 75 yards or less. Guthrie also has the 15th largest number of birds in the ring.

Guan Tianlang

Guan Tianlang made a huge impression in April when he not only qualified for the Masters but also made the chops and finished 58th with an overall 12 over 300 average. Guan is still learning the game, but he’s great. He should be able to add distance to his group as he gets older and stronger.

Danny Lee

Danny Lee, 23, is learning and he has shown real promise. He finished second in the Rex Hospital Open Championships and finished in the top ten in two other events. The native South Korean national moved to Australia when he was eight years old, and described his biggest joy by winning the Johnnie Walker Classic in Perth, Australia.

Lee is a very strong and accurate hitter. He can develop into a competent and consistent competitor once he achieves some consistency.


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