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Young guns listed as pre-tournament favorites at Deere

Isenhour: 20-somethings on Tour own their swings


Well, that didn't take long.

One week after Matthew Wolff broke through to win the 3M Open in just his third start as a professional, the youth movement has taken center stage at this week's John Deere Classic. The U.S. prelude to The Open doesn't boast much star-power this year, with world No. 55 Charles Howell III the highest-ranked player among the 156 participants.

It means there's another opportunity for the next generation to shine, with Wolff headlining the list of recent college standouts who will tee it up at TPC Deere Run.