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Won 2 Watch: Hunter Mahan
Posted By High Fade On Feb 14 2011 @ 2:22 pm In PGA | No Comments
The company you keep is often a reflection of who you are. If this statement holds true, then Hunter Mahan has certainly surrounded himself with the right company. In 2010, Mahan became the National Chairman for the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA). Former AJGA chairmen include Ben Crenshaw, Tom Watson, Davis Love III, Phil Mickelson and Justin Leonard; ironically all major championship winners. Undoubtedly, Mahan would like to join his predecessors in this elite fraternity and to no surprise; he already has the necessary credentials to do so.
At the age of 28 Mahan possesses 3 PGA Tour victories, including a World Golf Championship title from the 2010 Bridgestone Invitational. Mahan also has experience as a 2 time Ryder & Presidents Cup member, representing the United States every year since 2007.
Granted, the last memory the golfing world has of Mahan is his fluffed chip on the 17th hole of the 2010 Ryder Cup singles match against Graeme McDowell and the emotional post match press conference. Nonetheless, the experience could very well propel Mahan to the next level in his golf career.
Performance Outlook: Mahan is a great driver and ball striker, notorious for shooting low rounds over the weekend. If Mahan improves his short game in 2011, look of a 3 win season and his first Major Championship victory, with his best chance coming at either the US Open or the PGA Championship. Mahan is also a Ryder & Presidents Cup regular; therefore look for him to secure a position on the 2011 US Presidents Cup team and conclude the PGA Tour season with a top 10 World Golf Ranking.
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