- The Washington Times - Friday, March 29, 2002

The top players in the world under the age of 24:

AARON BADDELEY

Hometown:
Melbourne, Australia Age: 21
Resume:
Two-time winner of Australian Open (2000-01)
Skinny:
Only one top-50 finish in 18 starts on PGA Tour

SERGIO GARCIA

Hometown:
Borriol, Spain Age: 22
Resume:
Game's most high-profile youngster has three Tour victories and three top-12 finishes in majors
Skinny:
World No. 5 entrenched as a superstar long before young gun label evolved

DAVID GOSSETT

Hometown:
Germantown, Tenn. Age: 22
Resume:
Won last season's John Deere Classic in just his fifth start as a pro
Skinny:
1999 U.S. Amateur champion fantastic iron player with a suspect short stick

CHARLES HOWELL III

Hometown:
Augusta, Ga. Age: 22
Resume:
Played his way on Tour last season via sponor's exemptions with five top-10 finishes
Skinny:
Stardom is stamped all over this big-hitting youngster

MATT KUCHAR

Hometown:
Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Age: 23
Resume:
Cemented sterling 1997-98 amateur campaigns with first Tour victory earlier this month at Honda
Skinny:
"Smiley" not a great ball-striker but can be almost unconscious with the blade

BRYCE MOLDER

Hometown:
Conway, Ark. Age: 22
Resume:
Finished third in first Tour start at Reno-Tahoe Open last August
Skinny:
One of only four four-time first-team All Americans personifies consistency

ADAM SCOTT

Hometown:
Hope Island, Australia Age: 21
Resume:
Won his second European Tour event earlier this month at Qatar Masters
Skinny:
Top Aussie has taken Garcia's place as top youngster on European Tour

TY TRYON

Hometown:
Orlando, Fla. Age: 17
Resume:
Became youngest player to ever earn his Tour card at Q-School in December
Skinny:
Can he handle the burden of expectation at such a young age? Could anyone?


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