Player Profiles
Jan 20
Before they turned pro: Akshay Bhatia
A little more than two years removed from the junior ranks, Bhatia wins his first Korn Ferry Tour event in the Bahamas
Jan 06
Amol's Journey: The Decision
What does it take for a talented amateur to make the leap to the professional ranks? Amol Mahal lets us in on his journey
Jan 04
A Quick Nine with Ellen Port
Beginning with fortuitous date at a driving range, Ellen Port has compiled an amateur resume that includes seven USGA victories
Dec 31, 2021
The 2021 AGC Women's Player of the Year: Rachel Heck
A historic run through the spring college season and deep runs in USGA events helped the Stanford golfer top the points race
Dec 31, 2021
The 2021 AGC Men's Player of the Year: Ludvig Aberg
From Sweden to the South Plains, the Texas Tech golfer took control of the points race at the Jones Cup and piled on from there
Dec 31, 2021
Top amateurs share their New Year's resolutions for 2022
USGA champions, seniors, mid-amateurs and top collegiate players all have two common goals in 2022: win and improve
Dec 26, 2021
The 2021 AGC Senior Player of the Year: Gene Elliott
2021 was the year that the Iowa native landed the big one, but there were other trophies to lift and adventures along the way
Dec 26, 2021
The 2021 AGC Mid-Am Player of the Year: Stewart Hagestad
A second USGA title, a third winning Walker Cup appearance, and a third AGC POY award; not a bad year for the world's best mid-am
Dec 25, 2021
The 2021 AGC Super Senior Player of the Year: Jeff Burda
The Northern California local legend took on all comers, topping the points race on the strength of three big wins
Nov 29, 2021
A Quick Nine with Garrett Rank
The NHL referee and cancer survivor strikes a balance on the ice and the grass as one of the world's top mid-amateur golfers
Nov 21, 2021
Before they turned pro: Talor Gooch
PGA Tour RSM Classic winner Talor Gooch comes from humble beginnings, growing up on an Oklahoma course he calls a "typical muni"
Nov 16, 2021
A Quick Nine with Jensen Castle
The USGA champion talks about how life has changed, playing with pain, a crash course in mental toughness and her new podcast
Nov 15, 2021
2021 U.S. Amateur champ James Piot enjoying fruits of his labor
The is taking advantage of new opportunities, including a 2022 Masters invite while enjoying team golf as well
Nov 08, 2021
Before they turned pro: Viktor Hovland
The 24-year-old picked up his fourth professional win, just three years after his breakthrough U.S. Amateur win at Pebble Beach
Oct 29, 2021
A Quick Nine with Stewart Hagestad
The two-time U.S. Mid-Amateur champion shares his thoughts on his future, his mentors and why he'll never turn pro
Oct 03, 2021
Before they turned pro: Sam Burns
Sam Burns just picked up his second PGA Tour win of 2021; his amateur record was full of clues that this was coming
Sep 22, 2021
Accomplished mid-am Von Lossow crosses over into hickory golf
Andrew Von Lossow, the U.S. Hickory Open champion, has found a way to excel at two very different versions of the game
Sep 19, 2021
Catching up with Carol Semple Thompson
A seven-time USGA champion, one of golf's great amateurs of all-time looks back on her storied career
Jul 30, 2021
The Fairway Flapper: Westchester's first champion
Golf's first female celebrity, socialite Edith Cummings won the U.S. Women's Amateur at Westchester Country Club 99 years ago
Jul 25, 2021
Before they turned pro: Cameron Champ
Somehow the former Texas A&M star still flies under the radar, despite winning his third PGA Tour event in as many years at the 3M
Jul 21, 2021
45 years in, Gene Elliott has found his 'sweet spot'
The world's top-ranked senior has found the place where golf, fitness, family, business, and friendships are all in sync
Jul 18, 2021
Before they turned pro: Collin Morikawa
Already a two-time major champion, it's hard to believe that we were covering his amateur career just two years ago
Jun 20, 2021
Before they turned pro: Jon Rahm
We could all see this coming: the 2021 U.S. Open champion was a top amateur in Spain and at Arizona State
Jun 17, 2021
Catching up with Jay Sigel
One of golf's most accomplished amateurs looks back on his illustrious career
Jun 12, 2021
Manuel Lozada's long journey to the Dogwood
The 19-year-old Argentine who just completed a his freshman season at Arkansas is near the top of the leaderboard at the Dogwood
Jun 08, 2021
Before they turned pro: Yuka Saso
Yuka Saso's U.S. Women's Open victory came just two years after she won the Junior PGA Championship.
May 29, 2021
Heck's next challenge: the U.S. Women's Open
The hottest amateur in the world has won six events heading to the Olympic Club
May 27, 2021
Q&A: Chloe Kovelesky, youngest 2021 U.S. Women's Open qualifier
14-year-old Chloe Kovelesky is ready to make her impact at Olympic Club as the youngest competitor at the 2021 U.S. Women's Open.
May 25, 2021
INTERVIEW: U.S. Open Dallas Qualifier Matthew Sharpstene
After a rainy two days at Dallas Athletic Club, Sharpstene finished tied for medalist with Matthias Schmid of Germany
May 11, 2021
Fresh off Walker Cup heroics, Cole Hammer rolls into regionals
As he prepares for his first PGA Tour start and a deep postseason run, the University of Texas star talks to AmateurGolf.com
May 07, 2021
Close to Home: Rick Stimmel
The former U.S. Mid-Amateur finalist didn't even start playing the game until after college
May 05, 2021
Rising Star: Ingrid Lindblad
From Sweden to Cajun Country: 'She ordered some baby back ribs with white pants on, so she had the confidence'
Apr 11, 2021
Before they turned pro: Will Zalatoris
The world is getting to know Will Zalatoris at the 2021 Masters, but we saw his potential in his rise through the amateur ranks
Apr 11, 2021
Before they turned pro: Hideki Matsuyama
Japan's first Masters champion won a pro event and played the Masters twice as an amateur
Mar 19, 2021
Linn Grant runs her college unbeaten streak to over a year
The Arizona State sophomore from Sweden is on a historic run, even if she doesn't spend too much time thinking about it
Feb 10, 2021
Robert C. Lewis, Jr. will receive the 2021 Bob Jones Award
The Walker Cup veteran is being recognized for demonstrating the personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones
Feb 07, 2021
For mid-amateur Josh Williams, the Jones Cup is a home game
The 42-year-old career amateur and local restaurant owner has a lifetime of experience at Ocean Forest Golf Club
Dec 31, 2020
The 2020 AGC Men's Player of the Year: Casey Jarvis
It was a year of historic performances for the 17-year-old, who accomplished what even Gary Player and Ernie Els could not
Dec 29, 2020
The 2020 AGC Women's Player of the Year: Gabriela Ruffels
The 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur champion took full advantage of her opportunities in 2020
Dec 27, 2020
The 2020 AGC Mid-Am Player of the Year: Stephen Behr
Though he didn't get to chase his dream of a U.S. Mid-Am win and Masters berth, the 27-year-old had plenty of highlights
Dec 25, 2020
The 2020 AGC Senior Player of the Year: Craig Hurlbert
In a year interrupted by the pandemic, the Montana native and Texas resident led the points race from start to finish
May 15, 2020
After long road to recovery, Theegala goes out on top
One year ago, Sahith Theegala couldn't even take a full swing; now the awards are coming in like a Wave

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