After the dust settled following another climatic 2016 season and the dollars and cents tabulated, there were an impressive five players in their 20s who featured in the top-10 of the final Asian Tour Order of Merit.
At 21, Korea’s Jeunghun Wang emerged as the highest ranked in third place amongst the young guns, thanks to a masterful win at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, a tri-sanctioned event with Europe and South Africa.
He also won in Morocco a week prior, and became the youngest ever to win back-to-back on the European Tour to eclipse the previous record held by the late and legendary Seve Ballesteros of Spain.
Pencil-thin but with the kind of ball-striking ability that has players like Anirban Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh purring in admiration, many expect Wang to truly blossom into a world-class player and perhaps emulate countryman Y.E. Yang’s Major heroics.