Originally Posted by NLBwell
We'll see. There is a crop of college guys who are starting to play the tour now.
Used to be most guys went to at least a year or two of college. Then, in more recent years, almost nobody who became a successful pro went to college. We'll see how this bunch does in a couple years. I think a couple have a shot.
Yes, a few of the recent grads have a good shot, and the data supports this for the top ITA players. One good and recent example of a successful transition to the pros is J Isner. In fact I would even argue that in recent years, former college players who turned pro have had more success than juniors who turned pro skipping college.