Teen Golfer Beats Tiger Woods' Record to Become Youngest Junior Amateur Champion

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At 14, Jim Liu beat Tiger Woods' record last July to score himself a spot in the record books as the youngest Junior Amateur Champion ever.

"I've always been influenced by Tiger Woods," Jim says. "He was a big hero of mine growing up and I've always looked up to him for how great of an athlete he was and how great he was in golf."

Yeah... probably best to just stick to looking up to Woods for his golf skills, Jim.

The teen started playing golf at just six years old, and now he spends about three to four hours each day practicing.

"If you really love the game, you just have to embrace it and work hard at it," Jim continues. It'll all pay off in the future -- you never have to think about practicing that much. It's more about enjoying the game while you're practicing."

A straight-A student, Jim says he's holding off on the pros until after college.
"I definitely see myself going to college," he states. "I'm not sure yet where I'm going, I'm just starting the recruiting process but that's something I'm looking forward to."

Great job, Jim!

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