The PGA TOUR roster currently features 18 players who are 25 or younger. Jason Day (11-12-87) is the youngest followed by Anthony Kim (6-19-85) and David Lutterus (4-25-85).
While there are 25 rookies on the PGA TOUR this year, most have played in at least an event or two previously. For four new members of the PGA TOUR, however, this week will mark their first-ever start. Rookies Michael Letzig, Marc Turnesa, Travis Perkins and David Lutterus will all make their debut this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii.
Its only week two, but its never a bad idea to get off to a good start. The top nine finishers at last years Sony Open in Hawaii went on to qualify for the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup.
Daniel Chopras win last week at the Mercedes-Benz Championship was the 218th by a former Nationwide Tour player on the PGA TOUR.
The last seven winners of the Mercedes-Benz Championship have come from outside the U.S. Since Jim Furyk won in 2001, the title has been claimed by Sergio Garcia, Ernie Els, Stuart Appleby (three years in a row), Vijay Singh and now, Daniel Chopra.
Since beating Tiger Woods in a singles match at the 2007 Presidents Cup, Mike Weir has been on a tear. Hes finished T10-1-4 in his next three starts with 12 consecutive rounds under-par.
Arizona State produced the most TOUR players this year, 12. Oklahoma State is next with nine while UCLA and Texas each produced eight. Wake Forest rounds out the top five with seven players on TOUR.
Jay Delsing, at 6 foot 5, is the tallest player on TOUR this year closely followed by 15 others who stand 6 feet 4. Gavin Coles is the shortest at 5 feet 4 inches. Guy Boros at 265 pounds is the heaviest player and Jeff Sluman is the lightest at 140 pounds.
The 2008 season will see eight lefties competing on TOUR'Phil Mickelson, Mike Weir, Eric Axley, Steve Flesch, Bubba Watson, Nick OHern, Tim Wilkinson and Russ Cochran.