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Topic - Patrick Rodgers
Stanford golfer Cameron Wilson kept his cool after he missed a big putt in the third round of the NCAA tournament. His positive attitude paid off in a big way.
Patrick Rodgers heads to wind-swept Prairie Dunes this weekend in the rarest of company.
Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, said Monday that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career after this season.
Five more young golfers have committed to playing in this year's Travelers Championship, which is gaining a reputation as a good tournament for new talent to break through on the PGA Tour.
"We've played amateur golf the last couple of summers," Rodgers said. "It's good to be paired with a familiar face."
"The biggest challenge is just getting started and getting comfortable," said Rodgers, an Indiana native who has an Indianapolis Colts logo prominently displayed on his bag. "Obviously it's a new transition; it's a different stage of golf. I'm playing against guys I've looked up to my whole life. I have to stick with what's got me here, and so far I've done a pretty good job of that."