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2010 in review: Top junior golfers

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Jordan Spieth, 16, became the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event when he tied for 16th at the Byron Nelson Championship.


Jordan Spieth, 16, became the sixth-youngest player to make the cut at a PGA Tour event when he tied for 16th at the Byron Nelson Championship.
After defeating Justin Thomas, 4 and 2, at Egypt Valley in Ada, Mich., Jim Liu, 14, surpassed Tiger Woods as the youngest winner of the U.S. Junior Amateur.
The U.S. team celebrates after winning the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup at Gleneagles Resort in Scotland, the Americans' first win on foreign soil.
Emma Talley set the AJGA record for lowest 54-hole total and largest margin of victory during the Huntsville Junior. She has since given a verbal commitment to Alabama.
Gavin Hall, then 14, shot a USGA-record 10-under 62 in the second round of stroke-play qualifying at the U.S. Junior Amateur at Egypt Valley. He lost in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Jim Liu.
Jordan Spieth, a Texas signee, set the AJGA record for largest margin of victory when he won by nine shots at the Ping Invitational.
USC signee Kristen Park broke out of a long slump by winning the AJGA Rolex of Champions and AJGA Ping Invite in 2010 on her way to becoming the Rolex Junior Player of the Year.
The last player in the field as a sixth alternate, and a relative unknown in junior golf circles, Michael Johnson held off Jordan Spieth and Emiliano Grillo to win the AJGA Junior Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
At the age of 12, Brad Dalke made headlines in 2010 when he made a verbal commitment to play college golf at Oklahoma – in 2016.

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