PGA Young Guns: 2011 High School Class Hits PGA Tour

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Jan 15, 2017; Honolulu, HI, USA; PGA golfer Justin Thomas acknowledges the fans as he walks up the 18th fairway during the Sony Open golf tournament at Waialae Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

What do PGA Tour young guns Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger, Emiliano Grillo, Patrick Rodgers and Ollie Schniederjans have in common? They are all 2011 high school graduates.

2017 may be the year of the high school class of 2011 on the PGA Tour. Justin Thomas has captured two quick early season wins. Patrick Rodgers and Ollie Schniederjans finished in the top 10 at Torrey Pines. Emiliano Grillo and Daniel Berger are looking hungrier than ever for a major tournament win; and Jordan Spieth is being Jordan Spieth. The 2017 season looks bright for the Tour’s “young guns.”

I think these names speak for themselves. All of these young guns are on the hunt for individual glory in professional golf and they all have the game in their bag to get it. Some are already established in the winning column while others are standing on the edge of the winner’s circle.  Nevertheless, in every case raw talent is present.

Let’s take a closer look at these six outstanding young guns on the PGA Tour.