Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer as junior golfers

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Jack Nicklaus, 13, with his dad, Charles, at the United States National Junior Golf Tournament in Tulsa, Okla., on July 29, 1953.
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Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy during the final day of the 2007 Walker Cup at Royal County Down in Northern Ireland. Fowler's U.S. team beat McIlroy's UK and Ireland side 12.5 to 11.5.
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Tiger Woods as a freshman on the Stanford golf team at the Thunderbird Collegiate Invitational tournament in Arizona.
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Ernie Els [left] beat Phil Mickelson at the 1984 Junior World Golf Championship at Torrey Pines.
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Tom Watson at Stanford in January 1970.
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Fortunately, Tiger Woods later decided to go with red on Sundays instead of the graphic-print shirt he wore during the 1993 Los Angeles Open at Riviera.
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Sixth-grader Michelle Wie watches one of her drives during the first round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship at Legacy Golf Links in Aberdeen, N.C., on July 6, 2000.
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John Daly was a 1983 Second Team AJGA All-American.
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Jordan Spieth holds up his trophy after winning the U.S. Boys Junior Amateur Championship golf tournament on July 25, 2009, at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J.
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Johnny Miller appeared in "Faces in the Crowd" in Aug. 24, 1964, issue of Sports Illustrated.
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Augusta State's Patrick Reed eyes his putt on the first hole during second round action onApril 2, 2011 at Forest Hills Golf Course in Augusta, Ga.
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Bubba Watson was a three-time AJGA All-American during his junior golf days.
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John Daly posted this gem of him and Tiger on Facebook: "All the talk of Crooked Stick--sifted thru an oldie but goodie! Oh,,,how young & fun with Tiger. I had just turned 21!! #HoganDays (don't remember who other 2 are?)"
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At 1, Tiger Woods was already golfing with some help from his father, Earl.
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Tiger Woods with Rudy Duran, his childhood coach.
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Tiger Woods [front, right] played most of his junior golf in Southern California.
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Tiger Woods [far right] won the 9- and 10-year-old division at the 1985 Junior World Golf Championship.
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Amateur Adam Scott talks to the Australian media in January 2001.
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This was a #tbt for the ages! Rory: "A picture of me when I was 2! Putting stroke still looks the same! Notice how I was ahead of the curve with the belly putter back then!!"
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Rory McIlroy, 14, with Nick Faldo after winning the under 15 boys division at the 2004 Faldo Series held at Burhill Golf Club in Hersham, England.
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Phil Mickelson also got a very, very early start in golf.
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Mickelson won the 9- and 10-year-old division at the 1980 Junior World Golf Championship.
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Graeme McDowell at the 2001 Walker Cup. McDowell's UK and Ireland team included Luke Donald and they thumped a U.S. team with Lucas Glover 15 to 9.
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Matt Kuchar follows his shot at the 1997 U.S. Amateur at Cog Hill. Kuchar won the event.
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Chicago's favorite Englishman Luke Donald plays for Northwestern in 1999.
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Arnold Palmer as a Wake Forest Demon Deacon golfer in 1947.
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A 15-year-old Sergio Garcia takes a break at the 1995 European Young Masters.
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Brandt Snedeker earned individual medalist honors at the 1998 AJGA Music City Junior Team Challenge.
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Brad Faxson appeared in "Faces in the Crowd" in the Sept. 20, 1976, issue of Sports Illustrated.
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Even at a young age, Rickie Fowler was fashionable.
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Rickie Fowler honed his game at a driving range, not a country club.
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Hunter Mahan defeated Camillo Villegas, 4-2, and claimed the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship title.
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Paula Creamer, 16, won the AJGA Rolex Girls Junior Championship in 2003.
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13-year-old Justin Leonard with Byron Nelson in 1986.
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Keegan Bradley, 18, at the 2004 Lessing's AJGA Classic.
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Webb Simpson follows his tee shot during an AJGA event.
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Jamie Lovemark, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Billy Horschel were U.S. amateur golf's dream team when they beat a UK and Ireland side that included Rory McIlroy at the 2007 Walker Cup at Ireland's Royal County Down.