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7 Young Players Who Will Challenge Tiger and Rory on the PGA Tour
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19-year-old Jordan Spieth has earned Temporary Membership to the PGA Tour.

Every year, a new crop of young guns join the PGA Tour. They keep the tour fresh and force the veterans to either improve or lose their spots in the big show.

The young players entering the PGA Tour now are bigger, stronger and more experienced. Junior golf is well established throughout the world, and young golfers compete against the best talent while still in their teens.

College golf programs have improved and are turning out players who are ready to compete on a professional level.

Minor tours, such as the NGA Tour, the mini tours in Florida and other smaller professional circuits, can build a player’s confidence and provide a tremendous learning experience.

The Web.com Tour is deeper than it has ever been. In years past, only 10-15 players on the Web.com Tour were capable of winning every week. Now, there are 100 players who could win every week, and Web.com Tour players are ready to contend immediately on the PGA Tour when they earn their tour cards.

The crop of young players who have joined the PGA and Web.com Tours this year are very talented, and it is quite probable that several tour titles and major championships will be won in the future by this group. 

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