Youth is served

July 1, 2007 -

There were 25 teenagers at the US Women’s Open at Pine Needles. 25. Including, 12 year old Alexis Thompson, who played well but did not make the cut. 12 years old; WOW. To have qualified at that age is a remarkable achievement. Let’s hope that Alexis gets to enjoy her life as a teenager (and not sign a multi million dollar endoresment deal when she is 16).

Michelle Wie notwithstanding (that whole situation is now a fully fledged disaster), this current trend in golf brings back harrowing memories of young tennis prodigies in the 80’s who were burned out by the time they hit 20 (Andrea Yeager, Jennifer Capriati etc.). We would like your thoughts on what is too young? Youth is served, or is it?

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