In some ways, any golfer who makes it to the top 50 on the PGA's money-winning list is going to have some degree of cockiness to his persona.
Look at everything a pro golfer has to go through to make it to the tour. Rising to the level of legitimate star on the PGA tour can only pump up that player's ego.
While cockiness is not necessarily a good thing to take around with you in day-to-day life, it really comes in handy at certain moments on the golf course.
When you step to the first tee, look around at the other golfers in your foursome and conclude that you are better than your competition, you are usually going to be relaxed and able to play your best.
When you are facing that 15-footer on the 17th or 18th hole and you believe in yourself, your knees are not going to knock as much as your opponent's.
Cockiness, for our purposes, means believing in yourself. It may or may not be accompanied by a visual swagger, but it represents total confidence.
Don't be fooled by those with a false bravado. These players may huff, puff and brag, but their lack of confidence will come to the fore at some point in the round.
Here's six of the cockiest young players on the tour.