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Who are the 10 youngest winners in PGA Tour history? Here is the list.

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Joohyung “Tom” Kim has entered an exclusive venture into professional golf history on the PGA Tour.

By winning the 2022 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, he became one of the youngest players to ever win the PGA Tour.

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The PGA Tour has been around for over a century. Many of the youngest winners came in the early years of the Tour, but in recent decades three golfers, including Kim, have also joined the exclusive youngest winners club.

Here’s a look at the 10 youngest players to claim victory on the PGA Tour:

Francois Ouimet

Francois Ouimet

Francois Ouimet

Francis Ouimet was the first amateur to win the US Open, in 1913 at the Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts. (Photo by FPG/Getty Images)

Age: 20 years, 4 months, 12 days
Tournament: 1913 U.S. Open
buzz: Still an amateur, Ouimet won what is considered by many to be the most important victory in the development of golf in the United States at the 1913 US Open. The young Ouimet, who was both a former caddy and a “commoner,” stunned Britain’s Harry Vardon and Ted Ray, and the golfing world, with a 5-stroke win at Brookline Country Club in an 18-hole playoff. Ouimet, inducted into the inaugural class of the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1974, is one of only four golfers to have a stamp created in their honor.

Matthew Wolff

Matthew Wolff takes the trophy from 3M Vice President Jeff Lavers after winning the 3M Championship Golf Tournament at TPC Twin Cities. (Photo: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 20 years, 2 months, 23 days
Tournament: 2019 3M open
About: In just his fourth start after turning pro, Wolff scored a thrilling win at TPC Twin Cities with a 26-foot eagle putt on the final hole of the tournament. He would beat 20-year-old Collin Morikawa and 20-year-old Bryson DeChambeau in one shot. DeChambeau had gone 18 points clear of Wolff to take a one-stroke lead. This lead would not last.

Joohyung ‘Tom’ Kim

2022 Wyndham Championship

2022 Wyndham Championship

Joohyung Kim raises his trophy after winning the Wyndham Championship golf tournament. (Photo: Nell Redmond/USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 20 years, 1 month, 17 days
Tournament: Wyndham Championship 2022
About: Joohyung ‘Tom’ Kim attended the 2022 Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, NC with a special temporary exemption. He left as a PGA Tour winner, in the FedEx Cup playoffs and as the second-youngest Tour winner since World War II. He is also the first golfer since at least 1983 to start a tournament with a quadruple bogey to win.

Charles (Chick) Evans, Jr.

Chick Evans, golfer, shown in 1920. Exact date and location unknown. (AP Photo)

Age: 20 years, 1 month, 15 days
Tournament: 1910 Western Open
About: Evans is perhaps best known as the founder of the Evans Scholarship Foundation. An amateur throughout his golfing career, Evans won the Western Open at the Beverly Country Club in Chicago at the age of 20. In 1916, he would become the first amateur to win the US Open and the US Amateur in the same year. Evans led that 1916 US Open at Minikahda wire-to-wire and did so using seven hickory-handled clubs. His record of 286 stood for 20 years. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.

Gene Sarazen

Gene Sarazen hits the first pitch to open the 1985 Masters Golf Championship at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia on April 11, 1985.

Age: 20 years, 5 days

Tournament: 1922 Southern Open

About: The autodidact Sarazen will remain associated with golf until his 90th birthday. His Hall of Fame career spanned eight decades as a player, course/equipment designer and resident living legend. The first of his 39 PGA Tour victories came less than a week after his 20th birthday at the 1922 Southern Open in New Orleans. This event has only been played once. ‘The Squire’ won seven majors, including the PGA Championship three times, and won what is now considered a Grand Slam before anyone else. Sarazen played on six Ryder Cup teams, including the first in 1927, and is credited with inventing the sand wedge.

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth after winning the John Deere Classic at the TPC Deere Run. (Photo: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports)

Age: 19 years, 11 months, 17 days

Tournament: John Deere Classic 2013
About: Spieth became only the fifth player to win on the PGA Tour before the age of 20. Spieth was just shy of his 20th birthday when he won the 2013 John Deere Classic in a three-way elimination. He continued an incredible run in 2015 aged 21 by becoming the second-youngest player to win the Masters – behind Tiger Woods. He followed that up with a triumph at the US Open two months later. His third major title, the 2017 Open Championship, came just four days after he turned 24.

Johnny McDermott

Johnny McDermott

Age: 19 years, 10 months, 14 days

Tournament: 1911 U.S. Open

About: The story of McDermott is perhaps the greatest lost golf legend in history. He won the US Open less than two months before his 20th birthday at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in 1911 after boldly predicting he would win. He became the first American to win the nation’s golf championship and remains the youngest US Open winner in history. McDermott would win the US Open a year later in Buffalo. McDermott’s abrasive speech before the 1913 US Open, won by fellow American Francis Ouimet, would be immortalized in the film “The Greatest Game Ever Played”. His brash manner and erratic behavior clashed with golf’s elite. After arriving too late for his tee time at the 1914 British Open, McDermott returned home but his ship collided with another in the English Channel, leaving McDermott stranded for hours in a lifeboat. This event changed him. McDermott suffered from a mental breakdown and would be committed by his mother to what is now known as Norristown (Pennsylvania) State Hospital outside Philadelphia in 1916. He would live there until his death in 1971.

Ralph Guldahl

Ralph Guldahl

Ralph Guldahl

Ralph Guldahl won the 1937 and 1938 US Opens as well as the 1939 Masters. (Photo: Associated Press)

Age: 19 years, 8 months, 3 days

Tournament: 1931 Santa Monica Open

About: Guldahl holds two spots on this list. When he won the Santa Monica Open in 1931, he was more than three months away from his 20th birthday. Guldahl had 16 professional victories and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1981. He also won the 1932 Arizona Open, now known as the WM Phoenix Open, when he was 20, 2 months and 9 days. He held his own and won three majors while taking on Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson. Guldahl won 16 professional events during a career that was cut short by a year-long hiatus in 1935 before quitting the game for good after winning two more events in 1940.

harry cooper

Harry Cooper, aka ‘Light Horse Harry,’ is introduced during the first game of the New York State Open Gold Championship tournament at the Westchester Biltmore Country Club in Rye, NY, March 21, 1929. (AP Photo)

Age: 19 years, 4 days
Tournament: 1923 Galveston Open
About: Harry “Light Horse” Cooper is the first “greatest player in golf to never win a major tournament”. A member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, Cooper had 31 professional victories in the 1920s and 1930s, but none were won in major championships. “There was always something going on that I had no control over,” he once said. “I always dwell on the big ones who got away.” Those “greats” would be the 1927 and 1936 U.S. Opens and the 1936 Masters. At the 1927 Open at Oakmont, Tommy Armor made a 15-foot putt on the 18th green to catch Cooper in regulation and a 50 feet on the 15th playoff hole to tie the game. Cooper led the club at the 1936 Open after a then-record 72-hole score of 284. He led the 1936 Masters after 54 holes. But victory eluded him all three times. Cooper was a teaching professional until the age of 93. He died in 2000 at the age of 96. Bad luck followed Cooper even after his death. Long considered the youngest winner in PGA Tour history, that record was supplanted when a PGA Tour researcher recently discovered the No. 1 player on the list.

Charles Kocsis

Chuck Kocsis first came to national attention in 1930, when at the age of 17 he defeated Francis Ouimet in the first round of the US Amateur at Merion. The following year, he knocked out Armor at the Michigan Open. (University of Michigan)

Age: 18 years, 6 months, 9 days
Tournament: 1931 Michigan Open
About: Long overlooked on this list, Kocsis grew up in Detroit and amassed a stellar amateur career. From a family of 14 children, he began his golf career as a caddy and quickly learned the game. He won the US Open low amateur twice and the Masters once. He had a successful college career at Michigan, leading the Wolverines to three consecutive Big Ten championships and collegiate national championships in 1934 and 1935. He also won the collegiate individual title in 1936. A car accident nearly ended his career in 1945, but Kocsis recovered and continued to win. He won amateur honors at the 1952 Masters and played on the Walker Cup teams in 1938, 1949 and 1957. The first of his three wins at the Michigan Open (which at the time included pros and amateurs) came in 1931, when Kocsis was still 18, making him No. 1 on the list.

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The story originally appeared on GolfWeek

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