Golf’s youngest stars

Jordan Spieth
Born: July 27 1993 (age 19) Dallas, Texas, US

Tiger Woods
Born: December 30 1975 (Cypress, California, US) At the age of 20, wins US Masters in 1997 to become its youngest winner. He turned pro in 1996. He is currently ranked first in the world

Phil Mickelson
Born: June 16 1970 (San Diego, US) Wins Telecom Open Tucson in 1991 to become the first 20-year-old winner of a PGA Tour event

Rory McIlroy
Born: May 4 1989 (Northern Ireland ) Wins the Quail Hollow Championship in 2010 at the age of 20. In 2011, wins the US Masters. A member of the European and PGA tours, and a former world number one

Sergio Garcia
Born: January 9 1980 (Castellón de la Plana, Spain ) Wins Players Championship in 2008 at the age of 20. His golf career is struggling now and he has failed to win any majors despite coming second to Tiger Woods when Garcia was 19

Justin Rose
Aged 19, becomes the youngest player in 82 years to win a PGA title after victory at the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Illinois, US
Compiled by Pule Mokhine

Born: July 30 1980 (Johannesburg) Captures this year’s US Open at the ripe age of 33. Besides Open victory, he has not made much impact throughout his career on the European and US tour
RUDI LOUW, Graphics24

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