Tadd Fujikawa: Teen Golfer

January 17, 2009

Meet Tadd Fujikawa, a teen golfer who hails from Hawaii. Read more about this golfing phenom plus a biography and video of Tadd below.

Tadd Fujikawa is in the news today as the teen made the cut at the Sony Open in Hawaii, ending the day 8-under 62 and two shots behind the leader, Zach Johnson. He said:

“I think my lowest tournament round so far was 65, but today it was 62,” said a smiling Fujikawa. “It was a good round, and my caddie (Shakil Ahmed), he really, really helped me today, with all of the crowd. You can really get distracted out there.

“I guess today’s round is half me and half him, and it was an awesome, awesome round.”

As a biography, Tadd Fujikawa was born on Janjuary 8, 1991 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Weighing in at only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth, doctors gave him only a 50/50 chance to survive.

He is currently a senior at Moanulua High School in Honolulu, Hawaii.

As an amateur, he qualified for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot, making him the youngest player since 1941 to qualify. He ended up missing the cut by nine strokes.

As a pro, he qualified for the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii, finishing the event tied for 20th place.

In 2008, he won the 60th annual Mid-Pacific Open in Hawaii.

He is now 2 shots behind the leader, Zach Johnson, at the 2009 Sony Open.

See video of Tadd Fujikawa below.

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