Home Town: Del Mar, California
Graduation: Class of 2011
2010 Rolex Junior Player of the Year
2010 Thunderbird Champion
2010 Rolex Tournament of Champions
Anthony Paolucci's impressive 2010 junior golf campaign was rewarded by being named the Rolex Junior Player of the Year. Paolucci captured the 2010 Thunderbird International Junior, and the Rolex Tournament of Champions. Along with his two victories he finished in the top 5 in four other tournaments, including a t5 at the U.S. Junior Championship. Golfchannel.com caught up with this year's Rolex Player of the Year to learn a little more about some of his interests both on and off the course.
Favorite Food: Greek Lamb Gyro
On your iPod: A little bit of everything except country and death metal (hard rock)
Favorite movie: Gladiator or Bourne Ultimatum
Favorite television show: The Office
Favorite book: Coach K's book.
Favorite hobby other than golf: Basketball
Favorite store: Sun Diego
Dream foursome: Michael Jordan, Lee Trevino, George Lopez , Me
Words to live by: “Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.” - Muhammad Ali.
“I never learned anything from a tournament I won.” - Bobby Jones
Needs improvement: Everything. You can always improve
Favorite club: Driver
Ballmarker: USC coin
Holes-in-one: 1 (age 10)
Age you first broke 70: 11
Love to trade places with: A fighter pilot
Favorite non-golf athlete: Kobe Bryant
Best thing about traveling to play golf: Visit a lot of different places around the country and play great courses
Favorite place visited for a tournament: England
College golf plans: verbal commitment to University of Southern California.