Golf

Heir to Tiger Woods' Throne? No, Not Phil...Think Younger, Waaay Younger

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 27:  Phil Mickelson (L), winner of THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola poses alongside Tiger Woods, winner of the 2009 FedExCup at East Lake Golf Club on September 27, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Ron FurlongAnalyst IIMay 27, 2010

The heir to the Tiger Woods' throne is a young gun. He has a beautiful swing and is a straight hitter. Problem is, he only hits it about 165 yards right now.

He goes by the name Brayden Bozak.

Haven't heard of him yet? Well, that may be because he is only six years old.

If you don't mind waiting a few years (well, maybe 15 or 20), he may be the rightful heir to King Tiger's throne.

Let's not put too much pressure on the young fellow yet. We should wait at least until he hits the age of 10 before heaping unrealistic expectations on the young chap.

The boy from Denver, Colorado is said to hit the ball further than Tiger did at the same age; 165 yards. At age two, Bozak was hitting it 55 yards.

In an interview last week with a local station in KDVR in Denver, Brayden, on the driving range during the interview, said, "I can't even feel the ball leaving my club I'm hitting it so good today. I just feel good."

The kindergartner was dropping iron shots onto a practice green about 95 yards away. He was in the zone. You know, that zone all six year olds get into sometimes?

According to his website (braydenbozak.com), Brayden enters and plays in tournaments all over the country.

In an interview in Red Tee Golf Magazine in Sweden when Brayden was two and that appears on Brayden's website, his dad, Reid Bozak, is quoted as saying, "The one thing I try to let him do is have fun with it. He is so young and so driven towards the game of golf. Talk about talent." 

So forget about Rory McIlroy. Forget about Anthony Kim. Even forget about Ryo Ishikawa. Instead, remember the name Brayden Bozak. Well, remember it in about a dozen years or so.

Brayden told KDVR he does plan on going pro someday.

Let's hope he waits till he hits double digits at least. No sense rushing it.

 

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