Back when I was in high school, I was happy when I’d get a card with 20 bucks in it for my birthday (thanks, Grandma!). I was also pretty content to spend my weekends playing Perfect Dark with my friends. This may explain why I’m not a professional golfer.
Tadd Fujikawa, on the other hand, is quite the over-achiever. Yesterday, he got his first win as a pro. He’s 17.
During the final round at the Mid-Pacific Open, Fujikawa shot a 4-over 76 to hold off 52 year-old David Ishii, a man who will surely be forced to commit seppuku after bringing dishonor upon his family.
This isn’t the first time that Fujikawa has been in the news, however. Back in 2006, at age 15 he was the youngest amateur in 65 years to qualify for the US Open; last year he was the second youngest player ever to make the cut in a PGA Tour event.
Fujikawa plans to use his $13,500 winnings to buy some sweet Abercrombie polos, the newest Fall Out Boy CD, and a LeBaron convertible. High school chicks love that stuff.