He's in a great position after two rounds of golf, yet again this season at the Shell Houston Open. Lets go John HUH!
John HUH 2012 PGA Tour Rookie - Page 4
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Impressive the way he stuck with it and came back from +9 his first eight holes last week to finish t2 playing a back nine Sunday that gave him a chance to win.
Looking at his OWGR, it seems like he has really had a break through with his game this year. Not unheard, especially for a young guy, but what do you think took him to the next level?
FWIW, with only 28 events and nothing rolling out in the next 5 weeks, there is a good chance for his ranking to continue to climb.
|Valero Texas Open||USA||16||2012||T2||12.00||1||12.00||90|
|Shell Houston Open||USA||13||2012||T14||4.63||1||4.63||117|
|Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard||USA||12||2012||T73||0.00||1||0.00||129|
|Mayakoba Golf Classic||USA||8||2012||1||24.00||1||24.00||137|
|AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am||USA||6||2012||T35||1.44||1||1.44||266|
|Waste Management Phoenix Open||USA||5||2012||T12||5.50||1||5.50||275|
|Farmers Insurance Open||USA||4||2012||T6||9.12||1||9.12||348|
|Sony Open in Hawaii||USA||2||2012||53||0.00||0.9783||0.00||549|
|Kolon Korea Open||One||41||2011||T6||4.94||0.837||4.13||508|
|Daishin Securities KPGA Championship||Kor||35||2011||T10||0.00||0.7717||0.00||625|
|Johnnie Walker Open||Kor||32||2011||T58||0.00||0.7391||0.00||611|
|Indonesia Open presented by Enjoy Jakarta||One||29||2011||T23||0.00||0.7065||0.00||595|
|SK Telecom Open||One||21||2011||T68||0.00||0.6196||0.00||694|
|Volvo China Open||One||17||2011||MC||0.00||0.5761||0.00||795|
|Australian PGA Championship||ANZ||50||2010||DQ||0.00||0.3696||0.00||779|
|Barclays Singapore Open||Asa||46||2010||T49||1.21||0.3261||0.39||859=|
|Kolon Korea Open||One||41||2010||T26||0.00||0.2717||0.00||990|
|SK Telecom Open||One||21||2010||T7||2.04||0.0543||0.11||945=|
|GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship||One||19||2010||T61||0.00||0.0326||0.00||1348=|
|Total World Ranking Points||67.23|
|Current Divisor (Number of Events - 40 Minimum)||40|
|Official World Golf Ranking Points Average||1.68|
The rookie walked off after a double bogey at the par-4 third hole. He was 8-over-par on the round with five bogeys and two doubles at the time. He opened with an even-par 70 on Thursday. If he's able, Huh will try again next week at Colonial where he's listed in the published field.
Definitely some good rookies out there including Huh, Harris English, Bud Cauley, Noh, Potter Jr, Harmon, Chistian and Blixt, but not all of the good young guns are in the playoffs including http://thesandtrap.com/t/61140/ben-kohles-impressive, and http://thesandtrap.com/t/61591/trivia-which-player
Ben - were you contacted by a reporter about your time playing with Huh? On morning drive this morning it was mentioned that one of the reporters (don't remember his name) was unable to find much info about Huh, but had contacted one of his friends via an online forum. Thought it might have been you.
hahaha, yeap, that was me. It was Jerry Foltz, he sent me a PM here after John's showing in San Diego. We talked a bit that following Monday. There's not much dirt to dish on John. Actually there's no dirt... He's the model of the professional who's hard work and determination is paying off! Its all very motivating. He's really lit a fire under all of us that know him. I know I've never practiced as hard as I have been...
What did Foltz have to say?
I remember this episode of Morning Drive and distinctly remembered this thread and Ben. That was when I was having serious hand issues though and swore off all unnecessary computer use at that time, or I would have posted.
Foltz said "I was doing some research into this John Huh guy and literally found next to nothing...until I found this blog/website (sorry Erik, he called this place a "blog") and found a post by a mini-tour player who knew John and played with him and had nothing but great things to say." I'm paraphrasing of course as this episode was months ago.
Both GW and Foltz admitted that this was the only information on Huh out at that time, so thanks Ben. It was a really cool moment on the show if you're an avid Sandtrapper.
He never once mentioned the Sandtrap or Ben by name, but being that Ben has now confirmed Foltz PM'd him, my instincts were correct they were talking about this thread. Cool.
John had a great round yesterday of -6 which has him up near the lead and just barely inside the top 30 heading into round 3 of the BMW today. He's been paired with Adam Scott both days so far. He's still got Adam in his group along with Zack Johnson now. How cool!
Let's see another 66 today! (or better of course!)
I agree, but to play devils advocate, Bud Cauley has 2 more top 10s, a lower scoring ave and is ranked 55 (in part because of his good play at the end of last season which doesn`t count towards this year ROY).
If Cauley or someone like Seung Yul Noh (lower scoring ave, fewer missed cuts and more top 25s than either Huh or Cauley) were to win a fall series event, then the picture would get pretty clouded.
I think Jonas Blixt just put himself in contention for rookie of the year by winning this week in his 19th event of the season. With 9 fewer starts than Huh, he has more top 3s and more top 10s than Huh and is not too far behind him on the money list. I would still give the nod to Huh, but another strong finish by Blixt could make it really close.