Young guns take center stage in CBS Sports Specialtext sizeMay 10, 2010
PGA TOUR staff
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- The PGA TOUR certainly is not lacking for bright young talent, bolstered by a wave of young international stars that continues to make its presence known.
From homegrown talent like three-time winners Dustin Johnson (age 25) and Anthony Kim (24), to 18-year-old Japanese sensation Ryo Ishikawa and 20-year-old Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, the face of the TOUR is becoming distinctively younger and more worldly.
PGA TOUR Entertainment offers a look at this ongoing trend in a one-hour special entitled Chasing The Dream presented by Mercedes-Benz, airing at 2 p.m. ET Saturday, May 15, on CBS.
The 2010 season has introduced new talent such as 25-year-olds Michael Sim of Australia, the 2009 Nationwide Player of the Year, and fellow Nationwide Tour graduate Alex Prugh of Spokane, Wash., who began the season with three top 10s in his first four starts. And there's rookie sensation Rickie Fowler at age 21 and fresh out of Oklahoma State, who pressed eventual winner (and 27-year-old) Hunter Mahan at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February. Like Mahan, three-time winner Camilo Villegas of Colombia is looking more like a grizzled veteran, although he is only 28.
Produced in high definition, Chasing The Dream presented by Mercedes-Benz features behind-the-scenes access and takes viewers closer than ever to the distinctive lives of these rising stars, capturing the emotion and triumph that comes with their relentless drive to become the best players in the world.