Here Are Five Young Golfers to Keep an Eye on in 2021
Predictions might be a bit of a fool's errand, but there is little that us golf fans enjoy more than looking into a crystal ball and trying to guess who will be the stars of the future. Therefore, with this in mind, we are now going to have a look at some names to keep a lookout for over the next decade. All the players you will find below are younger than 21, but they definitely have what it takes to make it big in the golfing world.
Golf is entertaining to watch by itself, but you can make it even more entertaining by betting on it. The following youngsters will all have golf fans betting on them in the not-so-distant future. However, before you can bet, you need an account with a bookie. When it comes to golf betting sites, there are plenty of great ones that you can sign up. Follow the link provided and you will be transported to the comparison site that we always use when we are looking for the best golf betting odds. They have golf experts that know how to locate the best golf betting sites.
Players to Look Out for in 2021
Now that you know where you can go to locate the best golfing odds, we shall take a look at the five up and coming stars you will probably be betting on in the future. You can find out who the young guns of 2019/2020 were right here, if you so wish.
Castillo completed a great freshman year at Florida's University by being victorious in back-t0back starts before the season was stopped due to the pandemic. His form saw him jump to second place in the Sagarin College Rankings and he was also added to the All-American first team. In his two wins, he had a scoring average of 66.5, and hit a final round 65 when competing in the Sea Best Invitational.
He also showed his golfing potential by making the last 16 at the US Amateur in 2019 and by making it to the semi-finals of the Western Amateur. If this was not enough, he was also shortlisted to play for America in the Walker Cup, but he was eventually left as a reserve. However, the fact that he was even considered goes to show just how good many believe him to be.
Gough, from England, played for Great Britain and Ireland at the Walker Cup in 2019, at the age of just 17. This made him the second youngest player to ever play in the competition that takes place every two years between Great Britain and the United States. Gough secured his place in the competition by being victorious in the R&A Boys Amateur in 2018 and the English Amateur in 2020. America went on to win 15 1/2 to 10 1/2, but Gough performed well and went 2-2. Former US Open Champion, Justin Rose, was also only 17 when he participated in the Walker Cup for the first time.
Summerhays from Scottsdale in Arizona still has a bit of time before he enters a college campus - he has agreed to study at Arizona State later this year. He has shown his golfing potential already by being victorious at the US Junior Amateur in 2019 and winning Utah State Amateurs twice. His best golfing performance to date though went a little bit under the radar. Summerhays was just 15 when he hit 65-60 to be victorious at the US Amateur qualifier - his score was the lowest score in the competition since 2011. Besides his undoubted talent, he has another advantage that most young golfers do not have, and that is that his dad was a professional golfer himself and now instructs PGA Tour players such as Tony Finau.
Vick, from Houston, Texas, does not have a long golfing résumé, and that is because he played other sports throughout his junior years. He had the potential to be a great baseball or football player, but he eventually decided to settle on playing golf after a lengthy discussion with a family friend, Hal Sutton. Sutton has 14 PGA Tour victories to his name and won the PGA Championship in 1983 as well as two Players Championships.
Vick has great athleticism that will definitely serve him well in a game where strength is becoming more important. He showed his golfing talent by winning a medal at the US Junior Amateur in 2016 and was champion at the Junior Players in 2018. He is definitely one to watch out for.
Vilips, from Perth, Australia, has not played a college golf event yet. He is due to start studying at Stanford later this year, but he has already picked up 40,000 Instagram fans and has a following on YouTube too, His YouTube channel, which has gathered over 11 million views, led to the exposure that earned him an academic and golf scholarship for Saddlebrook Prep, Florida. As well as social media success, Vilips has had some golfing success too. In 2017, at just 18 years old, he was victorious in the Southern Amateur - this made him the joint youngest winner of the tournament. He participated at the Northeast Amateur in 2019 and came in 6th place, while he made it to the last eight of the US Amateur.