His name is Bud Cauley and it's okay if you can't remember that. Because he most likely will be reminding you shortly with his performance.
Last year, he was quietly only the 6th golfer EVER to qualify for the PGA Tour by circumventing the Qualifying School - joining the likes of Phil Mickelson and Eldrick Woods.
After finishing his junior year at Alabama, Cauley qualified for the 2011 U.S. Open and decided to turn professional, foregoing his senior season. In his short professional career, Cauley did not miss a cut in the first four PGA Tour events he played. which included a T4 at the Viking Classic. He also finished T4 on the Nationwide Tour's Utah Championship. Cauley made the cut at the U.S. Open, finishing T63 and guaranteeing himself a bypass to the second stage of Q School.So how is Bud the *next Tebow*???
Cauley also finished third at the 2011 Frys.com Open, earning himself $340,000 and a start at the McGladrey Classic, since Cauley used his last exemption and non-members who finish in the top ten in a PGA Tour event are guaranteed a start in the next tournament. During his limited time on the PGA Tour, Cauley earned $735,150 in eight starts. He finished the equivalent of 116th on the 2011 money list...
Well, just like Tim, Bud was HOMESCHOOLED by his parents.
It's just very hard to get those magical 10,000 hours critical to subject mastery in without *active parents*.
Bud shot 4-under yesterday at the Sony Open - good enough for a T5 early standing at this his first event of 2012.
See also - 10 Celebrities that Give Homeschooling a Good Name.