Friday, November 21

Teen Won’t Turn Pro After Making Hong Kong Open Cut

Action at the Hong Kong Open.
(Alyson Hau/Flickr)

JASON HAK IS NOW the youngest player to make a cut on the European Tour. The 14-year-old shot a pair of 70s at the Hong Kong Open to make the cut on the number.

Previously Sergio Garcia was the youngest player to make a European Tour cut. Garcia was just 15 when he broke through 13 years ago at the Turespana Open Mediterrania in Spain.

Hak isn’t letting the feat go to his head.

“I have no ideas of turning pro because it's only one tournament here,” Hak told the AP. “It doesn't really tell the whole story.”

Good decision, Jason.

−The Armchair Golfer


Anonymous said...

I am not surprised by his age. There are so many talented junior golfers all over the world. And he should not turn pro right now...he has got plenty of time to go pro...

Bedlam said...

I think he made the right decision, I hate when the media tries to force junior into turning pro. Look at Michelle

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yes, making one cut doesn't warrant a jump to the big leagues. Young, raw talent needs time to mature.