It seems the youth parade in professional golf just keeps coming. The latest to make his mark is Cody Gribble, who won the Sanderson Farms Championship this past October. Gribble is 26 years old and was a teammate of Jordan Spieth at the University of Texas, where in 2012 both players helped the Longhorns win the NCAA championship in golf.Gribble, a left-hander, played on the Web.com Tour the past two seasons, finishing 53rd on the money list in 2016. He earned his PGA Tour card with his play in the Web.com Tour Finals, a series of four tournaments at the end of the year.Gribble fired a final-round 65, which included five birdies on the back nine, to win the Sanderson by four strokes. He and his caddie kept up a running dialogue during the round, discussing anything but golf, including the World Series, Texas Longhorn football, and their upcoming trip to Las Vegas for his next scheduled event. Many golf coaches believe players should know where they stand at all times on the leaderboard, but Gribble’s strategy of keeping to himself and focusing only on hitting shots paid off. Time will tell if Gribble will produce more wins, but he definitely belongs as someone to watch out for in the future.  
Copyright © 2019 United States Golf Teachers Federation, All Rights Reserved
200 S. Indian River Drive, Suite #206, Fort Pierce, FL 34950 (888) 346-3290 www.usgtf.com