There's a lot of money to be made in professional golf. So, if you believe you have the talent to compete against the best in the world, why not get started as soon as possible?
Andreas Halvorsen, a high-school senior from Norway, has made the choice to forgo over 20 opportunities to play collegiate golf on scholarship and instead pursue the Web.com Tour, the PGA Tour's developmental circuit. However, after Halvorsen moved to Florida last year to train at the Tom Burnett Junior Golf Academy, his mind changed on college and its value to him.
"My view on college golf kind of changed after I moved here," said Halvorsen, according to Golfweek. "I felt like I had all I needed where I am, so didn't feel the need to go to a college."
Halvorsen will turn pro if he gets his Web.com Tour card through the Q-School process. He advanced to Stage 2 after finishing T-8 in Stage 1 at his home course, St. Johns Golf & Country Club. If not, he'll keep working at St. Johns and the Burnett academy until his time comes.