HONOLULU (AP) - Another teenager from Hawaii wants to play for
Tadd Fukijawa says he is giving up his amateur status and will
make his pro debut in three weeks at the Reno-Tahoe Open. He's been
given a sponsor's exemption.
The 16-year-old Fukijawa became the youngest player in more than
50 years to make the cut on the P-G-A Tour when he qualified for
weekend play in January's SONY Open.
The five-foot-one golfer is stealing attention from Michelle Wie,
the most popular golfer in Hawaii, who turned pro at age 15.
But Wie, who just graduated high school, has spiraled into a
miserable slump and has not broken par on any tour in nearly a
Fukijawa, who just finished his sophomore year of high school,
first drew attention in 2006 when he qualified for the U-S Open at