TIGER WOODS BECAME the youngest-ever winner of the US Masters in 1997 at just 21 years of age.
The previous record was held by Seve Ballesteros who won in 1980 at just 23 years of age. So it’s not unheard of for a so-called “young-gun” to don a green jacket.
Having said that though, Woods and Ballesteros are the exceptions. US Masters winners have generally have years of experience under their belts. It’s not that young guns don’t have the talent, it’s more that August National is a course that a player needs to learn how to play.
So let’s take a look at the chances of this year’s crop of “young guns.”