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Bud Cauley could make a big impact this year.
It’s a quirk, I believe, in the way sports fans are made up that they are constantly in search of the next young star.
In golf, there are a handful of good young Americans: Rickie Fowler, Webb Simpson, Keegan Bradley, Nick Watney and Bill Haas.
That’s a lot of good young talent, but who’s next?
Well, I don’t know how bold of a prediction this is, but there really doesn’t seem to be anybody better at this point than Bud Cauley.
He was highly-lauded as a collegian but made a bit of a statement last year, finishing 44th on the money list with seven top-15 finishes.
There are a lot of very good players who come to the PGA Tour and never break through, never get to be that next great one.
Cauley has too much game for that to happen.