So what, Peter Uihlein
been blessed, but what's the big deal?He
hasn't done anything yet to really impress himself.
"I've got a long ways to go yet to get to where I want to go," said Peter
, speaking Thursday before he
teed it up in his
fourth Scott Robertson Memorial at Roanoke Country Club
"I'm fortunate to have a Dad like him," Peter
couldn't even walk yet when he started swinging," his mother, Tina, said Saturday while keeping her standard blow-by-blow account of her son's round.
Last year, at 16 years and 3 months, Uihlein
became the third-youngest player ever to capture the American Junior Golf Association's
Rolex Junior Player of the Year award.
"That was a shock," he
"And, yes," Peter
said, "it's sort of nice to be wedged between those two guys." Peter moved from his family's home in North Dartmouth, Mass., three years ago to attend the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
It was a move he
had to make to enhance his
dreams of playing on the PGA Tour one day.
"It's like night and day," Peter
"It's all because of golf, too," Peter
said."I don't think I've ever gone to a state where I've never played." Peter
, whose handicap is plus-4, said his
father wants no part of him anymore on the course.
"I guess at our home clubs he
was the club champion.Of course, I wasn't there.He
made sure to schedule it when I wasn't there," said Peter
, laughing. Tim Sheredy, Uihlein's teacher at the Leadbetter Academy, has seen a lot of youngsters come through Bradenton.
has a tremendous amount of talent.He's
really taken his
game to another level the past year and a half.I think he
might have [the ability to be a PGA Tour star]."
If it happens, will the kid say, "Take that, Dad?"
"No, I see my dad in a different perspective than everyone else does," Peter