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Top Five Players on the PGA Tour Under the Age of 30

Top 5 PGA Tour Golfers Under 30

There is a fine crop of young players on the PGA Tour, many with great potential and others that have already accomplished a great deal. Many criteria can be used to determine the top five players under the age of 30, but for the sake of this article it will be a combination of performance and potential and they are listed in no particular order.
As difficult as the task might seem, five players really jumped out, all of whom have won at least one major championship and have distinguished themselves in other ways as well. At the end of the day, winning is the differentiator.

He also leads the group in total Tour wins and it’s probably only a matter of time until he adds to his major championship total…

Collin Morikawa

  • Age: 24
  • PGA Tour Wins: 5
  • Major Titles: 2
  • Players Championships: 0
  • WGC Wins: 1
  • FedEx Cup Championships: 0 
  • FedEx Cup Standing: 1
  • OWGR: 2

The phenom out of California just picked up his second major title in less than a year with a victory in the Open Championship. Morikawa also became the youngest player since Tiger Woods to win a major championship and a WGC event when he claimed the WGC – Workday Championship at the Concession in March.

He also has victories in his first 52 PGA Tour events, setting him apart from the rest of the players his age. While most experts aren’t yet ready to compare him to Tiger Woods, his early results definitely bring the exploits of the 15-time major winner to mind.

Jordan Spieth

  • Age: 28
  • PGA Tour Wins: 12
  • Major Titles: 3
  • Players Championships: 0
  • WGC Wins: 0
  • FedEx Cup Championships: 1 
  • FedEx Cup Standing: 2
  • OWGR: 12

If this piece had been written seven months ago, Spieth probably wouldn’t have been included as he was mired in a three-year slump and hadn’t won a tournament since the 2017 Open Championship. His stellar play since shooting a 61 in the third round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, including a  win at the Valero Texas Open and nine top-ten finishes in 15 events have kick-started his previously outstanding career.

Jon Rahm

  • Age: 26
  • PGA Tour Wins: 6
  • Major Titles: 1
  • Players Championships: 0
  • WGC Wins: 0
  • FedEx Cup Championships: 0 
  • FedEx Cup Standing: 5
  • OWGR: 1

Although the Spaniard who played his college golf at Arizona State has just one win in the current season, it was in the U.S. Open and he also has 12 top ten finishes to his credit in 2020-2021. Rahm had the Memorial well in hand after three rounds of the Memorial, leading by four shots when forced to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19.

Justin Thomas

  • Age: 28
  • PGA Tour Wins: 14
  • Major Titles: 1
  • Players Championships: 1
  • WGC Wins: 2
  • FedEx Cup Championships: 1 
  • FedEx Cup Standing: 9
  • OWGR: 5

Thomas is the only player on this list that has a check mark in all of boxes, including a Players Championship trophy earlier this year and the 2017 FedEx Cup title. He also leads the group in total Tour wins and it’s probably only a matter of time until he adds to his major championship total to follow up on his win in the 2017 PGA Championship.

Bryson DeChambeau

  • Age: 27
  • PGA Tour Wins: 8
  • Major Titles: 1
  • Players Championships: 0
  • WGC Wins: 0
  • FedEx Cup Championships: 0 
  • FedEx Cup Standing: 13
  • OWGR: 4

Although the controversial player out of SMU hasn’t played up to his standards since a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational and a third place finish in the Players the following week, his win at the U.S. Open in September was spectacular and he has the ability to hit the ball a long way. If he ever gets done tweaking the clubs and his swing, DeChambeau will probably again dazzle the Tour.

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