Or maybe it’s not!
For 20 year-old Maverick McNealy, the number 2 ranked amateur in the world, winner of the Haskins Award given to the #1 collegiate male golfer in the country, a U.S. Walker Cup standout, and a participant in a number of PGA Tour events , the world could be his oyster if he goes the standard route of pursuing fame and fortune on the PGA Tour.
Morning foursomes at the Walker Cup-Royal Lytham and St. Annes last fallEmbed from Getty Images
Or maybe he will be the exception to the rule and simply make amateur golf part of a bigger life that could include pursuit of success in the business or non-profit world. Now that would break the american sport prodigy enterprise mold with a sledge hammer.
Toiling with the pros at the Greenbrier Classic in 2015
You can read an interesting story from the Wall Street Journal’s Brian Costa and decide for yourself.
(Click to read “Why America’s Best Golf Prospect May Never Turn Pro”)
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