JETT LAWRENCE IS lining up a 10-foot putt in his bedroom as he explains why, when he's not riding a dirt bike, he's working on his golf game.
"I hate sucking," says Lawrence, who has placed two golf balls on the carpet about 2 inches apart. His bedroom is large, sparsely decorated with a collection of candid Polaroids and a 4-foot-tall stuffed penguin in a polka-dot sunhat. Lawrence bought this house in a gated golf community in Dade City, Florida, in January, a few years after he took up the game. He rarely plays 18, but he's obsessed with getting better.