Texas Longhorns junior golfer Beau Hossler is a rising star in the world of collegiate golf, and could be on his way to big-time success on the PGA Tour as well -- he has already won four tournaments this season, and says his ultimate goal is an individual national title and a team national title.
In an appearance on the Longhorn Network, the 21-year-old says he decided to play for UT because of golf coach John Fields and the school's strong academics (he's a finance major). After struggling a bit as a freshman, Hossler picked up his first win as a sophomore and has continued to build momentum from there.
Hossler first came onto the national golf scene as a 17-year-old playing in the U.S. Open in 2012, and actually led the tournament during the second round.
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"It was kind of a coming-out party for me, media-wise," Hossler said during the interview. "I was very comfortable on that big stage, which is great."
He's in rare company as a four-tournament winner in a single year, joining the likes of Ben Crenshaw (1972) and Justin Leonard (1992), both of whom won majors as professionals. Even Tom Kite and Jordan Spieth didn't win four tournaments in one season as college players.
While many expect him to see quick success at the professional level, for now Hossler is focused on winning at Texas.
"I'm going to enjoy every minute I have here," he says. "Right now I'm enjoying working on my degree. I'm enjoying getting better at golf, having a little bit of success before I go out and play with the big boys."
Check out the clip above for the full segment.