Nick Dunlap, a 20-year-old amateur, made history

 by winning The American Express PGA Tour event, becoming the first amateur to achieve this feat since Phil Mickelson in 1991

Dunlap's Victory in Numbers

 He shot an impressive 60 in the third round, contributing to his overall victory and showcasing his exceptional skills on the course​

A Multi-Sport Talent

 Before focusing on golf, Dunlap was also a high-level baseball and football player, even reaching the finals of the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick competition​

Early Golf Influences

Growing up near the Greystone golf club, Dunlap was exposed to a rich golfing environment, playing alongside tour pros and top amateurs from an early age​

Driven by Self-Motivation

Unlike many of his peers, Dunlap's passion for golf was self-driven rather than parentally induced, indicating a strong personal commitment to the sport​

Record-Breaking Achievement

Dunlap is only the third amateur since 1957 to win on the PGA Tour, and the second-youngest tour winner in the last 90 years, showcasing a rare level of talent at a young age

Challenges Overcome

During the tournament, Dunlap demonstrated resilience, particularly when he hit his ball into the water on the 7th hole but managed to maintain composure and secure victory

Implications for His Future

The win poses a significant decision for Dunlap about whether to leave college early and turn pro, as the victory grants him a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour and qualifies him for major championships

Mentorship and Support

Throughout his journey, Dunlap received guidance from mentors like Jeff Curl, a former Korn Ferry Tour player, who helped him navigate the professional golf landscape

A Decision to Make

 Despite not receiving prize money as an amateur, Dunlap's victory puts him in a unique position to consider turning professional, a decision that would impact not just his career but those around him