Monday, January 19, 2009

The Tadd

Here's an oldie-but-a-goodie...

This weekend, 18-year-old professional golfer Tadd Fujikawa rocked the Big Island's Sony Open. Fujikawa didn't win, but for a brief time Saturday, shared the lead. He finished the tournament 5-under, tied for 32, ten shots off winner Zach Johnson. But the highlight of the weekend was Fujikawa's moving day 62. He shot a freaking 62! His final scorecard looked something like this:

71 69 62 73 — 275 (-5)

For the record, I'm a huge Tadd fan. I had the chance to photograph his professional debut two years ago at the Reno-Tahoe Open and have followed his career ever since.'s Jason Sobel dedicated the lead story in his Weekly 18 golf column to the 5'1'' phenom. It's an interesting read about an interesting kid. Did I mention he shot a, tournament low 62. A freaking 62! Anyway, here's a photo of Fujikawa teeing off on the 11th hole at Montreaux Golf & Country Club. I hope to see him this year at the Legends Reno-Tahoe Open.